Preseason Coaches Poll Places GSW #9

AUGUSTA, GA – The Lady 'Canes have been ranked ninth in the Peach Belt Coaches' Preseason Poll. While Armstrong Atlantic Pirates have been selected as the Peach Belt team to beat in 2014 as a poll of the league's head coaches was released on Wednesday. 

The Lady 'Canes made their second PBC Tournament appearance was during the 2013 year. The first time they made a post-season tournament was 2009. The run ended early with a loss against Armstrong 4-6.  The Lady 'Canes finished a banner season earning an NCAA-era record 29 victories on the year. The Lady 'Canes 2013 season finished 29-26, 9-13 PBC. GSW will have one of the more experienced teams in 2014 with seven returning seniors and All-PBC Second Team memeber, Hayley Knight, and Honorable Mention Rachel McElroy. Knight was also ranked 13th in batting averages in the PBC.

The 2014 season begins on Saturday, Feb. 1, with three PBC teams opening up at the PBC-SSC Challenge in Columbus, Ga. GSW will be playing in the Bobcat Bash in Milledgeville, Ga on Feb. 1. The season continues to the PBC Tournament April 18-19 at Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C. 

The preseason coaches poll is listed below.  Coaches were not permitted to rank their own teams.

Rank Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th Total
1. Armstrong 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 109
2. North Georgia 1 7 1 1 0 0 0
0
0
0
0
98
3. Columbus State 0 2
7
1 0 0
0
0
0 0
0
91
4. Georgia College 1 1
2 3
2 0
0
0 0
0
0
77
5. Flagler
0
0
0
6
2 2 0
0 0
0 0
74
6. Francis Marion
0
0
1
0
2 4 2
1
0
0
0
61
7. USC Aiken
0
0
0
0
4 4 1 0
0 1 0
59
8. Lander
0
0
0
0
1 1 2 2 1 2 2 40
9. Georgia Southwestern
0
0
0
0
0
0
2 4 2 1
2 36
10. Georgia Regents
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2 5
1 1
31
11. Young Harris
0
0
0
0
0
0
3 1 1 2 3
29
12. UNC Pembroke
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2 4 2 20

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