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Softball's Alumni Game Set For Saturday
By: UCLA Athletics

Jan. 24, 2000

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA's defending NCAA Champion softball team takes to the field at Easton Stadium for the first time in 2000 this Saturday with the Alumni Game scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Head coach Sue Enquist's Bruins return all but two starters from last year's squad, and adds a very strong recruiting class to the mix.

With last season's centerfielder, Christie Ambrosi, and catcher, Stacey Nuveman, off to spend this season with the U.S. Olympic Team, the 2000 Bruin lineup will look a bit different than last season. However, seniors Julie Adams, Lyndsey Klein and Julie Marshall are back and ready for more. Adams, the Most Outstanding Player at last season's College World Series and NCAA Regional, is back to anchor the infield at third base, while Klein will once again start at second. Marshall will split time between the bag at first, where she played the majority of last season, and behind the plate, where she will fill in defensively for Nuveman.

Both Bruin pitchers also return, with All-Americans Courtney Dale and Amanda Freed dominating the circle once again. Last season, Dale tied UCLA's single-season record for victories with a 33-1 record, while Freed, an alternate for the U.S. Olympic Team, completed the year with a 0.96 ERA. The first coaches poll of the new season will be released on Wednesday, Jan. 26. Six Bruin Olympians Featured in Saturday's Alumni Game

The 2000 U.S. Olympic Softball team has been chosen, and seven Bruins are on the roster. Six of the seven can be seen this Saturday at Easton Stadium, as Lisa Fernandez, Dot Richardson, Sheila Cornell-Douty, Stacey Nuveman, Christie Ambrosi and Amanda Freed are scheduled to play in the Alumni Game. The lone Bruin U.S. Olympian that will not be in attendance on Saturday will be Jennifer Brundage (UCLA '95), who is currently an assistant coach at the University of Michigan. Freed is an alternate for the 2000 Olympic Team.

Players Clinic To Precede Alumni Game
A three-hour player and coaches clinic will be conducted on Saturday morning (9 a.m.-Noon) at the UCLA Intramural field with instruction provided by the defending NCAA Champion UCLA softball team. To register for the clinic, contact the athletic department's Sports Camps office at 310/206-3550. The cost of the clinic is $25 for coaches, $40 for players who register after Jan. 24. Team discounts are also available.

Time Change Puts First Pitch at 2:30 p.m.
The start time for the nine-inning Alumni Game has changed since some early editions of the 2000 UCLA softball schedule with first pitch now scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Easton Stadium. Current and former Bruins will be combined to form two teams for the event. This will be the first opportunity for fans to see UCLA's top-notch freshman class of Toria Auelua, Monique Mejia, Tairia Mims and Natasha Watley. The Bruins will not play at Easton Stadium again between Saturday's Alumni game and a pair of non-conference doubleheaders against Cal State Northridge and Fresno State on Feb. 24 and 26, respectively.

EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 12 - 10:15 AM PST
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
Friday, Feb 12 - 1:00 PM PST
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
Saturday, Feb 13 - 10:15 AM PST
vs. Wichita State
College Station, TX
Saturday, Feb 13 - 3:15 PM PST
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
Sunday, Feb 14 - 8:00 AM PST
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UCF
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. Notre Dame
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 5:30 PM PST
vs. Cal Poly
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. LSU
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Pacific
Cathedral City, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 5:30 PM PST
vs. Florida
Cathedral City, CA
Friday, Feb 26 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Georgia
Cathedral City, CA
Friday, Feb 26 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. BYU
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 9:30 AM PST
vs. Oklahoma
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. Northwestern
Cathedral City, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 04 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Charleston Southern
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Syracuse
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Florida State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. Mississippi State
Lakewood, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Utah Valley
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa State
Lakewood, CA
Sunday, Mar 13 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Princeton
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 19 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Mar 20 - 3:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Monday, Mar 21 - 4:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Thursday, Mar 24 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 25 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 26 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, Mar 29 - 6:00 PM PST
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Apr 02 - 7:30 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Apr 03 - 2:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Apr 09 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 10 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Apr 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Apr 13 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 17 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - 2:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Apr 24 - 2:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Monday, Apr 25 - 7:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Friday, Apr 29 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 30 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 06 - 6:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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