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Softball Finishes Fourth in SLIAC Coaches Pre-Season Poll

Softball Finishes Fourth in SLIAC Coaches Pre-Season Poll

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Defending St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) tournament champion Fontbonne University has been chosen as the pre-season favorite in the SLIAC Softball Pre-Season Coaches' Poll. The Griffins received six first place votes and had a total of 55 points. Greenville College finished fourth in the voting released Wednesday.

Also receiving one first place vote in the poll was Webster University. The Gorloks went 14-2 in SLIAC play last season and finished 24-13 overall. They also captured their fourth consecutive regular season SLIAC title.

Spalding University was selected to finish third among the league coaches. The Golden Eagles went 16-21 overall in 2010 and 9-6 in the conference. Greenville College, who finished last season with a conference record of 9-7 and 18-18 overall, rounded out the top four in the pre-season poll.

SLIAC Softball Pre-Season Poll (first place votes)
1.  Fontbonne (6)
2.  Webster (1)
3.  Spalding
4.  Greenville
5.  Eureka
6.  Blackburn
7.  Westminster (Mo.)
8.  MacMurray
9.  Principia

This story was published on February 23, 2011

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