Sept. 12, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas - The UT Arlington softball team began individual practices this week to kick of its 2013 fall season.
"We're picking up right where we left off from last season," senior Meagan Michele said. "We have to bring in the transfers and freshmen and show them the ropes and they are catching on fast. It'll be a bright future."
The Mavericks were 25-28 last year, their one season in the WAC. UT Arlington has since moved into the Sun Belt Conference.
Seven newcomers joined 10 returners in individual practices to prepare for the 2014 season. UT Arlington coach Kristie Fox is having her squad focus on fundamentals and skill work during the two weeks of individual practices.
"This year I am very impressed so far with the work ethic of this team," Fox said. "The returners and the freshman are in much better shape and that will make the fall a lot more efficient.
"It has also made a huge difference having a group of upperclassmen that have had a year with me. They know what I expect and have done a really great job of getting the freshmen on board."
Fox plans to conduct an intrasquad scrimmage during her first full team practice on Sept. 24 to showcase her team's hard work in individual practices.