Saints Third in Liberty League Pre-Season Poll
Feb. 15: The St. Lawrence University softball team was picked third in the 2013 Liberty League pre-season coaches' poll with 15 points. Rensselaer, the 2012 regular-season champion, and Rochester, the tournament champion, were tied atop the poll with 23 points and three first place votes apiece.
St. Lawrence was 4-6 in the regular season against conference opponents last season and finished the year 20-13, tying the 2001 team for the most wins in program history. The Saints return a core group of veterans and will be led by new Head Coach Elisa Van Kirk.
Meanwhile, the Engineers posted a 9-1 conference record in 2012, losing only to Rochester in the second game of a late April doubleheader, and finished 27-14 overall. Rochester is coming off their Liberty League tournament championship as well as an NCAA tournament appearance after earning one of 20 at-large bids. The Yellowjackets finished the season with an 8-2 league record and were 29-15 overall.
The Saints will open the season in Clermont, FL against
MacMurray (IL) on March 9th.
2013 LIBERTY LEAGUE SOFTBALL PRESEASON POLL:
1. RPI, 23 (3)
1. Rochester, 23 (3)
3. St. Lawrence, 15
4. Union, 14
5. RIT, 10
6. Skidmore, 5