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Arizona Announces Tournament, Includes Team Mexico

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(Photo courtesy of Arizona Athletics)

Former Arizona Wildcats Danielle O’Toole and Taylor McQuillin will return to Tucson with the Olympic-bound Mexican national softball team in March.

The Bear Down Fiesta will take place March 26-28 at Hillenbrand Stadium. It’s a round-robin style tournament that will also feature BYU and New Mexico.

"No matter the reason, I always love my time at Rita (Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium)," said O'Toole. "Whether it's coming back for alumni weekend or playing in preparation for Tokyo 2020, I can't help but feel ecstatic and blessed to spend time around the coaches and players who changed my life, the current members of the Arizona team, and the fans who love to support their Wildcats no matter where they are. I look forward to this opportunity. Rita, we're coming home."

Arizona and Team Mexico will close the tournament with a doubleheader on March 28 at 3 p.m. MST.

"There are not enough words to truly explain how excited I am to play another game at Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium," said McQuillin. "For as long as I could remember, it was a dream to play for the University of Arizona and being able to represent the University and community of Tucson was the greatest opportunity Coach Candrea has given me.

"Arizona Softball means more to me than I can even express and being able to represent my family background and Team Mexico at my favorite place to be is yet another once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Since my senior season ended, I kept saying that I would give anything to play another game in Arizona's stadium, and I feel like another dream of mine has just come true."

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