Swing into spring season with CSU softball


Collegian | Reuel Indurkar

Colorado State University plays against the University of Nevada, Reno April 29, 2022. Colorado state won their first game of the 3 part series 16-4.

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Karsyn Lane, Sports Director

Swing into spring with the Colorado State University softball team as they begin the season this weekend at the New Mexico State Invitational in Las Cruces, New Mexico, to face Bradley University and New Mexico State University.

In September, Colorado State University Athletics proudly announced a $5 million gift from the Bohemian Foundation to support women’s athletics at CSU, the biggest women’s athletics grant in Mountain West Conference history. This included a new softball field featuring netting instead of a chain link fence to protect fans and improve viewing, a new press box, dugouts, a grass field and better lighting.


“The Mountain West predicted Colorado State as No. 4, according to the preseason coaches’ poll.”

Due to these renovations, we have yet to see the Rams since they last played in Fort Collins May 14, 2022, when they were defeated by Boise State University three games in a row. Luckily for CSU, the Saint Patrick’s Day leprechaun will bring a little green and gold magic as the university welcome the Rams home March 17 for a weekend series against San Diego State University.


Last season, Colorado State had an 18-28 overall season record and a 9-15 conference record and ranked No. 6 in the Mountain West Conference.

The Mountain West predicted Colorado State as No. 4, according to the preseason coaches’ poll. Above, the MW ranked Boise State No. 1, followed by San Diego State No. 2 and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas at No. 3. The Rams will battle these three opponents starting March 17 until April 2.

All eyes are on four seniors this season: pitcher Julia Cabral, pitcher and utility player Danielle Serna, infielder Peyton Allen and outfielder Makenna McVay. Despite not being home for nearly three months, the Rams are on the road paving the way back to Fort Collins.

Reach Karsyn Lane at sports@collegian.com or on Twitter @karsynlane1