Despite a disappointing season in 2017, the Red is confident in can improve in 2018.

Softball Confident to Start 2018 Season Despite Last-Place Finish in 2017

Coming off of a losing 2017 season that saw the team finish at the bottom of its division, Cornell softball was picked to finish last in the Ivy League preseason poll. But head coach Julie Farlow ’97 said the Red is ready to defy expectations. “Being surrounded by these players everyday, I do think we’re capable of finishing much better than [last season],” Farlow said. Since her promotion to head coach in 2016, Farlow has doubled the Red’s league wins and earned a reputation for drafting high-caliber recruiting classes. This year’s sophomore class includes pitcher Lisa Nelson, the team’s strikeout leader, and infielder Bridgette Rooney, the 2017 Ivy League home run leader.