Pack softball update: Smylie added to staff, upcoming winter camps and 2018 schedule announced

Pack softball update: Smylie added to staff, upcoming winter camps and 2018 schedule announced

PUEBLO, Colo. (November 20, 2017) - Colorado State University-Pueblo softball Head Coach Christie Koschke wrapped a busy six-month period adding Andrea Smylie to her coaching staff in June and the ThunderWolves wrapped the fall semester and have set the dates for two camps, a one-day fundamentals camp and a seven-week long pitching camp that will be held over the winter months.

Smylie, a native of Simi Valley, Calif. was added to the Pack staff as an Assistant Coach. She is a 2010 graduate of Brigham Young University and played four seasons alongside Koschke at BYU.

In their final year on the diamond, the duo led the Cougars to their first Super Regional appearance and ranked 16th in the nation.

Smylie was a four-time All-Mountain West First Team pick and she belted 35 career homeruns and 51 doubles.

Camps

Fundamentals Camp: The ThunderWolves softball team will hold a one-day fundamentals camp Saturday January 20, 2018 at the Baseball/Softball Academy inside the Livestock Pavilion at the Colorado State Fairgrounds.

The camp is open to kids of all ages and is divided into two sessions. The first session will focus on hitting, followed by fielding instruction in session two.

Registration begins at noon and cost is $50 per camper, $40 family rate (2+) and $35 team rate (7 or more players).

Pitching Camp: Head Coach Koschke will hold a seven-week long camp that will be held every Wednesday night beginning January 17th until February 28th. It will last from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Baseball/Softball Academy at the State Fairgrounds.

The cost will be $25 per session and $80 for four sessions.

To register for either camp visit: www.packsoftballcamps.com or contact Koschke at 719-549-2767 or by email: christie.koschke@csupueblo.edu for more information.

Schedule

The ThunderWolves' schedule feature seven weekend chances where fans can come out to Rawlings Softball Complex and watch the Pack in action.

CSU-Pueblo opens the 2018 campaign at the Dixie State Tournament Feb. 8-10 and will face five teams from around the region. The Pack will face Montana State-Billings, Western New Mexico, Dixie State, Western Washington, and Northwest Nazarene while at the Dixie Tourney in St. George, Utah.

The Pack open their home schedule Feb. 16 against RMAC-foe Colorado Christian in a nonconference doubleheader at Rawlings Softball Complex.

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play opens Feb. 24 at home against MSU Denver.

The Pack is set to host 2014 National Champion West Texas A&M for two games on Mar. 14 at Rawlings Complex in a regional tilt.

The ThunderWolves will play conference games on the road at Black Hills State (Mar. 3-4), at Adams State (Mar. 10-11), at Regis (Mar. 24-25), at Colorado Mines (Apr. 7-8), and at Fort Lewis (Apr. 21-22).

On top of the Pack's nonconference home schedule versus CCU and West Texas, the Pack host four-game RMAC series' against MSU Denver (Feb. 24-25), Chadron State (Mar. 17-18), UCCS (Mar. 30-31), New Mexico Highlands (Apr. 14-15) and Colorado Mesa (Apr. 28-29).

The RMAC Tournament is scheduled for May 3-5 at the site of the regular season champion.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.