By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
January 29, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The defending winner Florida Condition softball team will open up the 2019 season as the quantity a person rated team in the state and boasts five preseason All-ACC gamers.
The Seminoles topped the Countrywide Fastpitch Coaches Affiliation (NFCA) preseason poll, garnering 21 initially-spot votes. Only UCLA and very last year’s Women’s College Globe Collection runners up, Washington, also received initially-spot votes.
FSU’s top rated preseason billing marks the 10th time in college heritage that the Noles have topped the NFCA poll.
Lonni Alameda’s squad came in at quantity three in the 2019 Preseason Usa Softball poll, in spite of obtaining far more initially spot (7) than any other team, like the top rated-rated Bruins (five).
Florida Condition is the only ACC squad represented in possibly poll, though Notre Dame received votes in both equally polls while Louisville and Virginia Tech received votes in the Usa Softball poll.
Alongside with preseason poll positioning, five Seminoles have been named to the initially-ever preseason All-ACC squad infielder’s Carsyn Gordon and Sydney Sherrill, outfielder Zoe Casas, pitcher Meghan King and Catcher Anna Shelnutt.
FSU was also picked to gain the ACC, garnering 11 of 12 initially-spot votes. The only other team who received a initially-spot vote was Virginia Tech, who was picked to end 10th.
The Leading 10 of both equally the preseason NFCA and Usa Softball polls, as well as the entire preseason ACC coaches poll, can be viewed below.
2019 Preseason NFCA Poll
1.) Florida Condition (21 initially-spot votes)
2. UCLA (6)
3. Washington (5)
T9. South Carolina
2019 Preseason Usa Softball Poll
1. UCLA (5)
2. Washington (5)
3. Florida Condition (7)
4. Oklahoma (2)
5. Florida (1)
9. South Carolina
2019 Preseason ACC Coaches Poll
1. Florida Condition (121 points, 11 initially-spot votes)
2. Notre Dame (102 points)
3. North Carolina (95 points)
4. Pitt (88 points)
5. Louisville (75 points)
6. Duke (69 points)
7. Ga Tech (55 points)
8. Syracuse (51 points)
9. Boston College (47 points)
10. Virginia Tech (41 points, 1 initially-spot vote)
11. NC Condition (29 points)
12. Virginia (19 points)