This is the new home of the York University Lions Women's Fastball team. The team has been around for more then 11 years, and was the first team to start the OIWFA league. We are a team of enthusiastic players who enjoy the game and wish to continue playing after the summer is over. The OIWFA (Ontario Intercollegiate Women's Fastpitch Association) is an organization that allows teams from 12 Ontario universities to play out a 22-game 5-week schedule. Games are normally played as double-headers only on weekends. Each university is paired with a "travel partner" (ours is Queens). It is for this reason that our games with them will occur before the start of the regular season.
York Lions Women's 2012 Fastball season has concluded. The team ended the regular season in 4th place with a 14-8 record.
This photo is of the York University team posing with the Mississauga North Tigers' 2013 first-year novice team, who came on to cheer Coach Meghan Doherty and her Lion teammates as they swept a double-header at Meadowvale North (Mississauga) from the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. [Taken September 22, 2012]
Sept 9 (Queens vs York @ York) completed
Sept 15 & 16 (McMaster & Brock vs York @ York) completed
Sept 22 & 23 (York vs U of T & Guelph @ U of T & Guelph) completed
Sept 29 & 30 (Waterloo & Laurier vs York @ York) completed
Oct 5 & 6 Friday/Saturday (York vs Carleton & Ottawa @ Carleton & Ottawa) completed
Oct 13 & 14 (Windsor & Western vs York @ York) completed
In the final weekend, York finished in second in pool play (involving 4 teams: 1st-Western, 4th-York, 5th-Laurier & 8th-Queens) but was not able to get past the final 6.
During the season, the team practices Tuesday nights from 8pm-9:30pm at Tudor Park in Vaughan. We play our games at Maple Community District Park in Vaughan. Check out the directions page for maps.
See you in the Fall of 2013! We wish our student athletes the best of luck in their studies and hope they enjoyed their on-camera interview with Rick Mercer on Saturday October 20 in London during the 2012 OIWFA playoffs. Rick was on hand at the behest of the OIWFA executive. During his interviews with OIWFA teams, he learned about certain aspects of the sport of fastpitch softball, the plight of club sports teams in their fight to get more recognition and support, and even some technical pointers on how to play the game! The York University fastpitch club certainly appreciates his taking the time to talk to our athletes!