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|
|2013 Preseason Softball All-WAC Team|
|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|
|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|
|Anne Marie Taylor||Texas State||Sr.||P|
|Christine Thomsen||Utah State||Sr.||IF|
|Nina Villanueva||UT Arlington||So.||1B|