Tigers Head into 2009 Season Ranked in Two National Polls; Soultz a Preseason All-America Choice
February 10, 2009
February 10, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Coming off a 40-4 season and with starters back at every position, the Tigers head into the 2009 campaign ranked near the top of two national polls.
DePauw heads into the season ranked seventh in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Top 25 Poll and third by Division III Softball-The Newsletter.
Additionally, two-time NFCA all-America pitcher Megan Soultz (right) was named a Division III Softball-The Newsletter First Team Preseason All-America pick.
In the NFCA poll, the Tigers totaled 143 points, while Wisconsin-Whitewater led the field with 196 points and four first-place votes. Wisconsin-Eau Claire is second with 185 points and three first-place votes. St. Thomas holds down the other first-place tally and is ranked fifth.
The Tigers' 2009 schedule includes games against six other schools ranked in the NFCA Top 25. DePauw opens the season on February 28 in a tournament at Danville, Kentucky.