MARYLAND LAW SOFTBALL WELCOMES NEW STUDENTS

 
 

The students and faculty of the University of Maryland School of Law welcome you to the webpage for the Law School Softball Team.  The most important things to know about the team are that everyone in the law school is welcome to play and it is the most fun you can have while participating in a law school function.  There are several different levels of competition. 


Each fall, the veteran members of the team organize and host a 1L softball tournament where each of the first year small sections is invited to enter a team.  The 2013 1L Tournament was held at Clifton Park on October 5 under bright sunshine and summer-like temperatures that reached 90 degrees.  More than 140 students participated in the tournament.  In the Championship game Section D beat Section B by a narrow margin.  A photo album of the Tournament is posted HERE.


The 2012 1L Tournament was held at Clifton Park on Saturday October 6.  More than 200 students from each of the first year small sections competed in the tournament, which was won by Section F which defeated Section G in the championship game.  A photo album with photos of the 2012 tournament is available HERE (also see the “1L Tournament” section of this website).


The 2012 DC Area Regional Tournament was held on the National Mall in D.C. on Saturday November 10.  Maryland’s two teams each finished 1-2 in pod play and did not advance to the elimination rounds.  Photos from the Tournament are available HEREThe 2011 DC Area Regional Law School Softball tournament was held on Saturday Nov. 12, 2011 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  The tournament included 16 teams from area law schools.  Maryland advanced to the semifinals before losing to a team from Georgetown.  In the consolation round Maryland beat George Mason to win third place. For further information click HERE or on the “DC Tourney” link at the top of this page.


In years past the high point of every year was the UVA Law School Invitational Softball Tournament.  More than 100 teams from 60 law schools usually compete in this competition, which had been dominated by UVA until Maryland defeated them in the semifinals in 2007 by rallying for 11 runs in the bottom of the last inning.  In 2009 Maryland sent four teams to the UVA Tournament, three in the coed division.  Maryland Black came from behind to upset UVA Gold in the coed semifinals before losing to Appalachian in the championship game. Maryland Red made it to the Round of 16 before losing to UVA Blue.  An album of photos from the 2009 tournament can be viewed HERE


Photos of the Maryland students competing in the 2010 and 2011 UVA Tournaments and links to photo albums from Maryland’s previous UVA teams are available HERE. The 2012 UVA Tournament was held from March 30-April 1, 2012.  Maryland Red reached the Round of 16 before losing to Campbell.  Maryland Black was eliminated in the Round of 32 by UVA Gold.  More information is available at: http://www.ngsl.com/invitational/index.html.  Maryland was not allowed to compete in the 2013 UVA Tournament.


During the summers the law school competes in the Intra-Professional Athletic Conference (IPAC), a summer lawyer’s league in Baltimore.  The school plays teams from the major law firms and government legal offices in Baltimore as well as our friends from the University of Baltimore Law School. The school finished the 2011 season with an 8-3 record, which earned it third place in the league, but 2012 was a rebuilding year with the team having a 2-8 record. During the summer 2013 season Maryland posted a 6-5 regular season record, which was enough to put them in the playoffs.  Click on the “News” link above for more details.


Click on the links at the top of this page to navigate the website, which contains information, photos and nearly two dozen video clips of the team’s activities over the last several years.  The “NEWS” section of this website will be updated with information about upcoming practices and tournaments. 


For more information on the team, contact current summer league coach William Piermattei (WPiermattei@law.umaryland.edu) or faculty advisor Professor Bob Percival (RPercival@law.umaryland.edu). 


 


a proud tradition of championship coed softball and The most fun you can have in law school


LATEST NEWS: SECTION D DEFEATS SECTION B TO WIN 2013 1L TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP

PICTURED ABOVE ARE THE SECTION D STUDENTS WHO WON THE 2013 1L TOURNAMENT AND STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2012 DC REGIONAL TOURNAMENT.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE 1L TOURNAMENT CLICK ON THE “1L TOURNEY” LINK.