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Preseason poll predicts Lady Bisons softball will return to A-Sun tourney

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Jan. 26, 2006

The Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team is expected to repeat last year's trip to the Atlantic Sun Softball Tournament in Boca Raton, Fla.

The Lady Bisons were picked to finish fifth in the conference by A-Sun coaches. The media voters selected the Lady Bisons as the No. 4 team.

The top six teams qualify for the conference tournament which will be hosted by Florida Atlantic, the favorite to win the regular season championship and the tournament.

Lipscomb first baseman Heather Collins, a sophomore from Montverde, Fla., was named to the Preseason All-Conference team. She batted .333 last season with 24 runs batted in, playing in all 48 games last season.

The Lady Bisons were the third seed in the tournament last season. They are under the direction of first-year head coach Kristin Peck.

Atlantic Sun Conference

Preseason Softball Poll

2006 A-Sun Coaches Poll

1. Florida Atlantic (10) 119

2. Stetson 106

3. Kennesaw State (1) 96

4. Jacksonville 74

5. Lipscomb 69

6. UNF 68

7. Mercer 60

8. Campbell 54

9. ETSU 40

10. Gardner-Webb 23

11. Belmont 16

Tournament Champion: Florida Atlantic

2006 A-Sun Media Poll

1. Florida Atlantic (11) 121

2. Stetson 105

3. Kennesaw State 90

4. Lipscomb 79

5. UNF 67

6. Campbell 59

7. Jacksonville 58

8. ETSU 56

9. Mercer 48

10. Gardner-Webb 25

11. Belmont 18

Tournament Champion: Florida Atlantic

2006 A-Sun Preseason Player of the Year

Melissa Wiggins - STET

2006 Preseason All-Atlantic Sun

P - Katie Rosentreter, Mercer

P - Shannon Jensen, Jacksonville

C - Cambria McKay, Kennesaw

IF - Keri McKee, Kennesaw

IF - Heather Collins, Lipscomb

IF - Danielle Arriaga, Florida Atlantic

IF - Melissa Wiggins, Stetson

OF - Shawna Wiggs, Stetson

OF - Holly Harris, Cambpell

OF - Erin Mullen, Belmont

DP - Ashley Parenteau, UNF