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Howard Community College Announces Softball As Newest Sport for 2021–2022 Season

Softball on a field as HCC gets ready for its own women's softball team.

Columbia, MD - The Howard Community College athletics department has announced that softball will become its newest sponsored sport for the 2021–2022 season. The Dragons softball program will join NJCAA Division II Region 20, which will allow for athletic scholarships to be awarded to the student-athletes.

“With the addition of softball, we are excited to start a new chapter for Howard Community College athletics,” said Director of Athletics Erin Foley. “Howard County has a great reputation for producing talented softball players, and the Howard Community College program will capitalize on this existing strength.”

The addition of softball will bring in at least 15–25 female student-athletes annually to Howard Community College. The Dragons will be the 17th community college in its region to field a softball team. More than 500 community colleges across the United States have a women’s softball program.

With the addition of softball, Howard Community College will end its women's lacrosse program. With participation down across the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), it was increasingly more difficult to continue women’s lacrosse as a competitive program. The Dragons women's lacrosse team had some strong seasons with the peak being in 2017 when they advanced to the national championship game.

Recruiting for the softball team will begin immediately. Any future or current students interested in playing women’s softball are asked to complete the prospective student-athlete form on the Dragons athletics website at

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