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Let’s get local! The St. Mary’s University Women’s softball.


Hyperion is always looking for athletic organizations that have an interest in understanding and protecting their student athletes. I think we hit the jackpot when we found the St. Mary’s Rattlers Women’s softball team right in our own backyard in San Antonio, Texas. What a great team and organization!

The University of St. Mary’s, located in San Antonio, Texas, has a reputation for producing talented athletes across a variety of sports including women’s softball.

Hard to imagine that women’s softball has not been around forever but it’s true. Time to take a walk down memory lane with the Rattlers.

The St. Mary’s softball program was founded in 1981, and the team has been a force to be reckoned with ever since. The early years of the program were marked by steady improvement, and the team quickly showed a reputation for toughness and tenacity. By the late 1980s, the team had emerged as one of the top programs in the region, and they continued to make deep runs in postseason play throughout the 1990s. In 2001, the Rattlers achieved their greatest success to date, reaching the NCAA Division II Softball World Series. Led by star pitcher Emily Brittain, the team made an impressive run through the tournament, ultimately finishing as the national runners-up. The team’s success continued in the years that followed, with the Rattlers regularly earning regional rankings and making appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

Today, the St. Mary’s softball team remains a force to be reckoned with in the highly competitive Lone Star Conference. Under the guidance of head coach Donna Fields, the team has continued to build on its tradition of excellence, with a focus on hard work, academic excellence and striking a perfect life balance while a student.

One of the key strengths of the current team is its pitching staff. Led by senior pitcher Lindsay Alsip, the Rattlers have a deep and talented group of hurlers who are capable of shutting down capable hitters. Alsip, a San Antonio native, has been a fixture on the St. Mary’s roster since her freshman year and has developed into one of the top pitchers in the conference. She is known for her powerful fastball and devastating changeup, as well as her mental toughness and ability to rise to the occasion in pressure situations.

In addition to Alsip, the team boasts a number of other standout players who have helped to make the Rattlers one of the top teams in the conference. Senior outfielder Maricela Bissaro is a dynamic player who excels both at the plate and in the field. She is known for her speed and agility, as well as her ability to hit for power and average. Junior catcher Alex Rodriguez is another key player, providing leadership and stability behind the plate while also contributing with her bat.

Off the field, the St. Mary’s softball team is equally impressive. The players are committed to giving back to the community and are involved in a variety of volunteer and service activities. They are also highly focused on academics, with a team GPA that consistently ranks among the highest in the conference. The team’s success on and off the field has earned them a dedicated following of fans, who come out to support the Rattlers at every home game.

In addition to their on-field success, the team is also focused on building a strong and supportive community around the program. They are actively involved in promoting the sport of softball at the youth level, hosting camps and clinics for young players and working to raise awareness about the opportunities available to female athletes in the sport.

Overall, the St. Mary’s softball team is a shining example of what can be achieved through hard work, dedication, and a commitment to excellence. Whether on the field or in the community. Look out for more posts where we will go over some of the data that we collected during the early part of the season. 

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