The Aggies took the top spot in the preseason poll with 25 points and five first-place votes, followed by Seattle U in second place with 19 points and the other first-place vote. Utah Valley was third with 14 points, just ahead of Bakersfield in fourth place with 13 points. Kansas City and Grand Canyon rounded out the poll with 10 and nine points, respectively.
The preseason All-WAC team, as selected by the coaches, was also announced.
The 2014 season begins Friday, Feb. 7, with all six teams in action. The 2014 WAC Softball Tournament, hosted by Seattle U, will be held May 8-10, at Logan Field in Seattle, and will include all five eligible teams.
2014 WAC Preseason Softball Coaches Poll
Rank Teams (1st-Place Votes) Points
1 New Mexico State (5) 25
2 Seattle U (1) 19
3 Utah Valley 14
4 Bakersfield 13
5 Kansas City 10
6 Grand Canyon 9
2014 Preseason Softball All-WAC Team
Player School Yr. Pos.
Emma Adams New Mexico State So. 3B
Kelly Barak Grand Canyon Jr. SS
Caitlin Christopher Kansas City Jr. C
Shay Fryer Bakersfield Sr. SS
Izzy Geronimo Seattle U So. OF
Katie Kelley Kansas City So. 1B/RHP
Bubba Morrow Seattle U Jr. C
Amanda Robinson Utah Valley Sr. 1B
Staci Rodriguez New Mexico State Jr. OF
Josi Summers Utah Valley Jr. RHP
Karissa Veiga Bakersfield Sr. OF
Claire Zampini Grand Canyon Sr. OF