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)
7. Westminster (Mo.)