New women’s softball league to begin in Northborough

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New women’s softball league to begin in NorthboroughNORTHBOROUGH – The Northborough Recreation Department recently opened registration for a new women’s softball league. 

The community has responded quickly, with registrants filling three teams in less than 24 hours according to Director Allie Lane.

“I’m pretty psyched,” Lane told the Community Advocate this week. 

This league is open to all women ages 18 and older. 

Lane encourages women to sign up and play, regardless of skill level. 

“It’s definitely recreational,” she said. “It’s just to get ladies out there having some fun.” 

The league grew from a conversation Lane had with one Northborough mother six months ago. It has seen support from recreation directors in area communities as well as other community members. 

“Everybody was just on board,” Lane said. “We sat down and put it all together.” 

With the number of community members who have signed up, Lane noted that the league may have to limit the number of teams because of time constraints during games. 

“We will probably have to cap it at three teams,” said Lane. “But that will be something we will have to discuss.” 

Northborough will be competing against existing leagues in Southborough, Westborough and Grafton. Games will be hosted by Northborough at Melican Middle School.

Lane did note that if the league is successful, area recreation departments will “definitely move forward and do this every spring.” 

Lane said she hopes that the league will provide a change of pace amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We’ve been watching all of our people stuck indoors with masks on,” said Lane. “Please come out, join your friends, make new friends.” 

Registration is $100 per player. All players must provide their own equipment. Games are slated to take place Sundays between April 12 and June 12 between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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