GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University softball team was picked 11th in the second North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) preseason coaches poll released Thursday.
The Bison finished the 2016 season with a 10-18 record and a 4-16 mark in conference play. GU accumulated 38 points in the 13-team preseason poll.
Penn St.-Berks, last year's South Division champion, received nine first-place votes and 141 points to take the top spot. Defending NEAC champion Keuka College is second with four first-place votes and 129 total points while Wilson College rounds out the top three spots with 110 points.
Gallaudet opens the season Saturday, Feb. 25, when it hosts Catholic University of America in a non-conference doubleheader at noon.
2017 NEAC Softball Preseason Poll
- Penn St.-Berks (9)
- Keuka (4)
- Penn St.-Abington
- SUNY Polythechnic
- Penn College
- St. Elizabeth
- Lancaster Bible
- Morrisville St.
- SUNY Cobleskill
( ) = First-place votes