Wednesday, February 1, 2012

UIS voted No. 7 in preseason softball poll

The University of Illinois Springfield was picked to finish seventh in the West Division, according to the Great Lakes Valley Conference preseason coaches’ poll.

Missouri-St. Louis was picked to win the West and earned 12 first-place votes. Second-place selection Drury received four first-place votes. Missouri S&T, Quincy, Rockhurst, Maryville, UIS and William Jewell rounded out the voting.

With 12 first-place votes, Lewis was picked to win the East Division. Both Indianapolis and Northern Kentucky received two first-place votes. Lewis was followed in the voting by Indianapolis, Northern Kentucky, Bellarmine, Southern Indiana, Wisconsin-Parkside, Saint Joseph’s and Kentucky Wesleyan.

The ranking was featured in an February 1, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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