MIT Earns At-Large Bid to NCAA Softball Tournament

Senior Ellie Fodor
Senior Ellie Fodor

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the first time in program history, the MIT softball team will compete in the NCAA Division III Tournament, beginning Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 10 in four-team, double-elimination regional, hosted by Tufts University. Tech, which received an at-large bid to the tournament, will face Elms College in the first round, while the Jumbos will take on Wellesley College.

MIT enters the tournament with a 27-8 overall record – their best mark in program history. Tech captured 16 of 18 conference regular season games and was the second seed in this past weekend's New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament. The Cardinal and Gray's run toward their initial tournament championship concluded on Saturday following a 1-0 setback to Wheaton College.

Elms College will be making its fourth appearance in the national tournament after capturing its first-ever New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) crown on Sunday with a 1-0 victory over Becker College. The Blazers – winners of their last eight games – enter postseason play with an overall record of 20-12.

This spring's NCAA Division III tournament will feature 62 teams, which will compete at 16 regional sites. The winners from each regional will advance to a super regional round, beginning May 15 and concluding May 16. The finals, which will be hosted by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and the City of Salem, will begin May 21 and end May 26 at the Moyner Sports Complex in Salem, Virginia.

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