Softball To Celebrate National Championship With Alumni Weekend

Sept. 2, 2009

SEATTLE - The Washington softball team will hold a weekend celebration of its 2009 National Championship, along with an appreciation of 17 years of Husky softball, with the Husky Softball Alumni Weekend, Sept. 18-20.

The weekend will kick off with an alumni game at Husky Softball Stadium on Friday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m., featuring current and former Husky softball players. The game will be followed by a barbeque at Husky Softball Stadium for alumni and their families.

On Saturday, current and former Huskies will gather for a tailgate at the Husky Softball Field before watching the UW football team take on nationally ranked USC at 12:30 p.m.

The weekend will conclude with the Argosy Cruise of Champions on Sunday at 3 p.m. The two-hour cruise around Elliot Bay will include a dinner buffet, with a portion of the sales going to support the UW softball team. The entire 2010 team - including incoming freshmen - along with the coaching staff will be on-deck to mix and mingle with fans and alumni.

For more information about the cruise and to book your spot now, click here.

The 2009 Husky softball team became the first in the history of the program to win the coveted National Championship. In UW's ninth trip to the Women's College World Series, the '09 team finally got over the hump after previous Husky teams finished as high as second (1996, 1999) and third (1997, 1998, 2007).

Below is a list of former Husky players schedule to compete in the alumni game:

Ashlyn Watson, `09
Mindy Cleeland (Williams), `96
Erin Luhr (Helgeland), `00
Dani Stuart, `09
Marnie Koziol, `09
Megan Wikstrom, `95
Melissa 'Mo' Downs, `00
Becky Turi (Newbry), `99
Bridget McKay, `95
Allison Mick, `96
Tia Meza (Bollinger), `04
Rochelle Rahal, '97
Karen Diaz (Schaull), `94
Jaime Clark, `03
Jennifer Stephens (Spediacci), `00
Dominique Lastrapes, `07
Dena Sly (Tyson), `07

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