BAY CITY, Mich.—The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) unveiled its annual Preseason Softball Coaches' Poll Tuesday (Feb. 9).
The Storm was selected to finished 12th in the conference.
Wayne State University was picked as the conference favorite, receiving 166 points and 10 first-place votes. Saginaw Valley State University came in second, receiving 147 points and a first-place vote. Ashland University finished right behind them, receiving 146 points. Grand Valley State University received three first-place votes and 143 points overall. Tiffin University rounded out the top five with 108 points.
Along with the poll, the GLIAC released written and video previews for each team.
The Lake Erie College women's softball team will look to continue to improve upon a solid 2015 season in 2016. The Storm was 13-25 overall and 7-19 in conference play. Since transitioning to Division-II, 2015 marked the most wins in the programs history.
The Storm will look to build off of a solid previous season behind the play of three returning players. Allyson Hajnosz, Elizabeth Karako and Savannah Karako will look to provide a formidable middle of the order and provide pop to the Storm offense, as all of these players received Honorable Mention or Second-Team All-Conference honors. S. Karako was the only player in D-II to not be struck out last season.