Lobo Softball to Hold Tryouts Aug. 22
Aug. 9, 2012
Erica Beach, will hold tryouts for possible walk-ons for its 2013 team at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Lobo Field. The field is located off of University Blvd., just south of The Pit.
The tryout is open to all female students enrolled full-time for the fall 2012 semester. Each prospective participant must provide a copy of her medical insurance card, a copy of a doctor's physical, a copy of her fall 2012 class schedule at UNM and a signed Liability Waiver.
If an athlete does not have medical insurance, they are not eligible for tryouts.
For more information, please contact Lobo softball assistant coach Christi Musser at (505)-925-5813 or email@example.com.
The 2012 Lobo softball season was one for the history books.
UNM posted a 27-25 record - the program's first winning season since 2001. It was also The Lobos' most wins in a season since 2004 and the first 20-plus win season in four years.
UNM set a number of team records, such as the program's mark for best start to a season (17-2) and two Mountain West conference single-season records for home runs (95) and team slugging percentage (.568). New Mexico softball also ranks in the MW's single-season top-ten for RBIs (319) and total bases (832).
The 2012 squad also reached the USAToday/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Top-25 poll for the first time since May 12, 1999--cracking into the ranks at No. 24 in the third week of the poll on Feb. 28. The Lobos made it as high as No. 23 in the poll for weeks #4 and #5.
UNM ranked No. 1 among NCAA Div. I softball programs for home runs the entire regular season, averaging 1.83 long balls per contest. The Lobos hit at least one homer in all but nine games and New Mexico had a game-high five home runs on Feb. 17 at home against Bryant.
According to statistics released by the NCAA for Division I softball for games through May 13, the Lobos ranked third for slugging percentage (.568), eighth in scoring (6.67 runs per game) and 20th in batting average (.311).