Natalie Rawson '03, Kim Olmstead '06, Rachel Smith '04 and Mandi
Perry '06 (left to right) stir things up from the softball team's
dugout during competition in the Rebel Games in Orlando, Fla. in March.
During spring break — while most students catch up on school-work, rest or
embark on other journeys — the Colgate softball team heads south to Florida
armed with bats, bags, sunblock, shades, lemon juice, positive spirits and high
hopes. This past March, the Raiders played 10 games in six days. They played in
the sunshine, under the lights, through heat, humidity and even in between
downpours. By week's end, they completed approximately one-third of the
season's schedule. As the Colgate softball team entered its 25th season of
play, there was hope that the pieces might be in place for their first
championship since 1999.