Written By: WAC Media Relations
DENVER, CO - New Mexico State is the preseason favorite to win the 2015 Western Athletic Conference softball title in a vote of the league’s six head coaches, who could not vote for their own team.
The coaches also voted preseason award winners and Aggie Staci Rodriguez was selected as the Preseason Player of the Year and Missouri-Kansas City’s Katie Kelley was selected as the Preseason Pitcher of the Year.
The Aggies took the top spot in the preseason poll with 23 points and three first-place votes, edging out Grand Canyon in second place with 22 points and the other three first-place votes. Seattle U was third with 14 points, while Utah Valley and UMKC tied for fourth place with 13 points each. Bakersfield rounded out the poll with five points.
New Mexico State placed the most players on the Preseason All-WAC team with four, while Grand Canyon and Seattle U had three apiece and UMKC had two.
The 2015 season begins Thursday, Feb. 5. The 2015 WAC Softball Tournament will be held May 7-9, at the New Mexico State Softball Complex, and will include all five eligible teams. Continue Reading This Post >>