What's this?   |   Forgot Password?   |   Sign Up
Holiday Gift Guide
Senior Allie Cashion was chosen as the preseason player of the year for 2013
Courtesy: DCMayo (Appalachian, '83)
Softball Tabbed Fourth in Preseason Coaches' Poll
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Tuesday 01/29/2013 (ET)
Related Links

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Appalachian State University softball was tabbed to finish fourth overall in the annual Southern Conference preseason coaches' poll, the conference announced Tuesday.

The reining 2012 SoCon regular season and tournament champions, Georgia Southern, received seven first place votes and 63 points to finish at the top of the poll. The Eagles return pitcher Sarah Purvis who was named last season's SoCon Tournament Most Outstanding Player and earned first-team preseason all-conference.

Chattanooga was picked to finish second with two first-place votes and 58 points, while last year's tournament runner-up, College of Charleston, earned 50 points for a third-place finish.

The Mountaineers were picked to finish fourth with 38 points as senior Allie Cashion was picked as preseason player of the year and preseason first team all-conference.

Senior Meghan Smith also was named preseason second team all-conference as a second baseman, while sophomore Sarah Warnock was named second team all-conference after garnering freshman of the year honors in 2012.

Elon was picked to finish fifth with 32 points, while UNCG (31), Western Carolina (22), Samford (20) and Furman (10) rounded out the remaining four spots in the annual poll.

Appalachian opens their 2013 season when the Mountaineers travel to Ft. Myers, Fla. on Feb. 15 for the LaQuinta Inn & Suites/FGCU Invitational. The Apps will take on Southern Illinois at 9 a.m.

Preseason Poll


Team (First Place Votes)

Points

1. Georgia Southern (7)

63

2. Chattanooga (2)

58

3. College of Charleston

50

4. Appalachian State

38

5. Elon

32

6. UNCG

31

7. Western Carolina

22

8. Samford

20

9. Furman

10

Preseason Player of the Year

Allie Cashion, Outfield, Appalachian State

Preseason Pitcher of the Year

Sarah Purvis, Georgia Southern

Preseason First-Team All-Conference


P

Sarah Purvis, Georgia Southern

P

Stephanie Saylors, College of Charleston

C

Madison Dickey, Samford

1B

Kasey Tydingco, Chattanooga

2B

Sara Poteat, Chattanooga

SS

Lizzy Vaughn, College of Charleston

3B

Kelsey Hodgson, College of Charleston

OF

Allie Cashion, Appalachian State

OF

Cheyenne Willis, Chattanooga

OF

Tomeka Watson, Elon

DP

Shemekia Scotton, Western Carolina

UT

Aisha Figueroa, UNCG

Preseason Second-Team All-Conference


P

Taylor Deason, Chattanooga

P

Hope Klicker, College of Charleston

C

Sarah Warnock, Appalachian State

1B

Eileen Horsmon, UNCG

2B

Meghan Smith, Appalachian State

SS

Abby Adams, Samford

3B

Sarah Beth Roberts, Chattanooga

OF

Stephanie Rieck, Chattanooga

OF

Carleigh Nester, Elon

OF

Nikki Legg, Furman

DP

Lauren Collier, Furman

UT

Hope Klicker, College of Charleston



< Back