Calvin Softball Team Picked to Finish 8th in MIAA Preseason Coaches’ Poll
Friday, February 24, 2012
The 2012 preseason MIAA softball coaches’ poll has been announced and Calvin has been picked to finish eighth out of nine teams. Two-time defending champion Alma has been picked to repeat as champions of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association in the poll while Adrian is picked to finish second and Trine third. Calvin returns seven letterwinners from its 2011 team that finished 6-28 overall. The Knights welcome in 10 freshmen to the 17-player roster this year. Calvin is scheduled to open its season on March 2 with a doubleheader against Mount St. Joseph in Danville, Kentucky. The Knights open their MIAA season on April 5, traveling to Saint Mary’s for a twinbill.
Poll Results (first-place votes in parenthesis): 1. Alma (2) 14 pts. 2. Adrian (4) 17. 2. Trine (3) 17. 4. Hope 28. 5. Saint Mary’s 38. 6. Albion 44. 7. Olivet 47. 8. Calvin 55. 9. Kalamazoo 64.