Aggie Softball Picked Third In Preseason Coaches Poll; Conrad And Olive Named Preseason All-WAC

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO – In a preseason vote of the Western Athletic Conference softball coaches, league newcomer Texas State edged out San Jose State by one point to win the 2013 WAC regular-season crown.

The Bobcats took the top spot in the preseason poll with 43 points and five first-place votes, just ahead of San Jose State in second place with 42 points and two first-place votes. New Mexico State was third with 39 points and one first-place vote. UTSA came in fourth place with 30 points, followed by Louisiana Tech in fifth with 22 points and Utah State in sixth with 20 points. UT Arlington and Seattle U rounded out the poll with 15 and 13 points, respectively.

The preseason All-WAC team, as selected by the coaches, was also announced.

2013 Preseason Softball Coaches Poll
 Rank  Teams (1st-Place Votes)  Points
 1  Texas State (5)  43
 2  San Jose State (2)  42
 3  New Mexico State (1)  39
 4  UTSA  30
 5  Louisiana Tech  22
 6  Utah State  20
 7  UT Arlington  15
 8  Seattle U  13
2013 Preseason Softball All-WAC Team
 Player  School  Yr.  Pos.
 Teresa Conrad  New Mexico State  Sr.  UT
 Michelle Cox  San Jose State  So.
 Hailey Froton  Utah State  So.  OF
 Melanie Goff  Louisiana Tech  Sr.  P/UT
 Anna Hernandez  Texas State  Sr.  2B
 Michelle Jones  Louisiana Tech  Sr.  P/UT
 Megan Low  UTSA  So.  C
 Teri Lyles  UT Arlington  Sr.  P
 Bubba Morrow  Seattle U  So.  C
 Amber Olive  New Mexico State  Sr.  OF
 Sarah Petosa  Seattle U  Jr.  OF
 Amanda Pridmore  San Jose State  Sr.  P
 Haylee Staton  UTSA  Sr.  P
 Anne Marie Taylor  Texas State  Sr.  P
 Christine Thomsen  Utah State  Sr.  IF
 Nina Villanueva  UT Arlington  So.  1B