MIT Softball Holds First-Ever Alumni Game

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Nine alums of the MIT softball team, spanning the classes of 1990 to 2013, returned to Briggs Field for the program's first-ever alumni game on Saturday, Sept. 14. Current players and alums teamed up and were split into two teams, playing seven innings before working up an appetite and attending a lunch reception that was held in the Zesiger Center lobby.

"It was great to welcome MIT softball alumna back to the field and to see them out there playing with the current roster," said head coach Jennifer Williams. "The alums played better than I think they expected to! We had a fun, competitive game; hopefully the first of many alumni games in the future. Thank you to those who were able to be there!"

Among the nine returning players were two CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, Cecilia Warpinski-Stuopis '90 and Leah Alpert '13. They join four other former players as the only MIT softball players to have been tabbed to one of the organization's three Academic All-American teams in the program's 36-year history.

Tech will open the 2014 season in March, first hosting a double header against Newbury College.