Thursday, January 31, 2013

UIS softball picked 2nd in division

The University of Illinois Springfield softball team has been voted to finish second in the Great Lakes Valley Conference West Division in a preseason coaches poll after a history-making 2012 season.

The Prairie Stars received six first-place polls and earned 101 points. Drury leads with way with 10 first-place votes and 115 points.

UIS and Drury shared the GLVC West divisional title last spring. The Stars compiled a 36-22 record and finished second in the GLVC tournament title contest and reached the championship round of the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional.

Drury and UIS are followed in the poll by Missouri St. Louis (83), Quincy (73), William Jewell (73), Missouri S&T (51), Rockhurst (45), Maryville (28).

The rankings were featured by the State Journal-Register on January 31, 2013.

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