Aug. 31, 2009
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --The University of New Mexico softball team will hold open walk-on tryouts Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Lobo Softball Field, starting at 5:30 p.m., head coach Ty Singleton announced Monday. Students currently enrolled full-time at UNM are eligible to try out.
Participants who are under 18 years old must have a legal guardian sign a release form ahead of time, while those 18 and over can sign their own release on the day of tryouts. Release forms will be available at the Lobo Field softball offices from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lobo Field is located just south of The Pit. Exit off I-25 at Avenida Cesar Chavez, head east, and turn right on University Boulevard. The Pit, Lobo Baseball Field, and Lobo Softball Field will be located on your right.
Head coach Ty Singleton enters his fourth year at the helm of the New Mexico softball program. Singleton heads the UNM staff after spending four seasons as the head coach at the University of Missouri. In nine seasons as a head coach, Singleton has guided his programs to four NCAA Tournaments.
Joining Singleton on the coaching staff for the 2009-10 season are new assistant coaches Jennifer Ogee and Kim Martin. Ogee was a four-year captain and an All-American as a player at Washington, then helped push the Huskies into four NCAA World Series berths as a four-year assistant. She was a hitting coach at Nebraska for six years prior to joining the New Mexico coaching staff.
Martin began her career on the mound as a four-year starter at Shawnee State. Her coaching career began at Ohio University as a graduate assistant -- since then she's coached at Marshall, played and coached pro ball, and coached at Wisconsin. Martin came to UNM from Charleston Southern.
UNM currently has 17 players on the roster, including seniors Cristin Andersin, Erin Brandow, Shaunte Duarte, Katie Gilmore, and Andria Martinez. The Lobos welcome seven newcomers and are poised for a strong season in 2009-10.