MELBOURNE, Fla. (January 18, 2018) – Rollins has been picked in the middle of the Sunshine State Preseason Softball Poll, the league office announced Friday. The coaches picked the Tars sixth, with a total of 54 votes.
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The Tars return 15 players, including five seniors, as they look to improve on last year's 27-24 overall record, and a sixth-place conference finish. Rollins will also welcome six freshmen, who will look to make an immediate impact.
Saint Leo is favored to win the conference. The Lions, who are coming off a Super-Regional appearance, barely edged Palm Beach Atlantic, receiving 94 votes, and six first place votes, to the Sailfish 91, with five first place tallies. Tampa, Embry-Riddle and Florida Tech round out the top-five, earning 81, 71, and 66 votes respectively.
The Tars sit at 54 votes, nine ahead of Nova Southeastern in seventh with 45. Florida Southern, Lynn, Eckerd, and Barry round out the bottom portion of the projection.
Rollins gets their season underway on Friday, February 1, when they travel to Honolulu, Hawaii to begin a three game set with Chaminade. First pitch is set for 3:30 p.m. local time, or 8:30 p.m. EST.
|Rank||School (FPV)||Total Points|
|1||Saint Leo (6)||94|
|2||Palm Beach Atlantic (5)||91|
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