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New Mexico Softball Picked to Finish Fourth in MW Preseason Poll
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/07/2012
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 7, 2012

2012 MW Softball PreseasonPoll Get Acrobat Reader

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Mountain West office released the 2012 Softball Preseason Poll and according to the panel of five MW head softball coaches, the Lobos are slated to finish fourth out of five teams.

San Diego State received four first-place votes and 16 total points en route to a predicted first-place finish. UNLV followed San Diego State closely, nabbing 13 points and one first-place vote, while newcomer Boise State was picked third, tallying nine points. New Mexico received eight points and Colorado State took the No. 5 spot with four points.

The result of the preseason poll didn't faze Lobo head coach Erica Beach, who says this year's squad has a lot of fight in it, as well as a strong will to compete.

"We're definitely capable of surprising some people in the conference," Lobo head coach Erica Beach said. "Everything changes once you step out on the field and it's what you do day in and day out that defines who you are as a team. We're going to compete every game and hopefully make people notice us."

The Lobos have plenty of time to gear up for MW action as league play doesn't begin until April 20, when New Mexico hosts San Diego State for a three-game series. By then UNM will have played 36 games.

Friday, February 06
9:00 AM - 
Softball
at Seattle U
11:15 AM - 
Softball
at BYU
Saturday, February 07
6:00 PM - 
Softball
at CSUN
8:15 PM - 
Softball
at San Diego
Sunday, February 08
11:00 AM - 
Softball
at UC Santa Barbara
Friday, February 13
2:30 PM - 
Softball
at UCLA
7:00 PM - 
Softball
at CSUN
Saturday, February 14
4:45 PM - 
Softball
at Utah Valley
7:00 PM - 
Softball
at Indiana
Sunday, February 15
10:00 AM - 
Softball
at Seattle U
Friday, February 20
10:00 AM - 
Softball
at Texas A&M Corpus-Christi
12:30 PM - 
Softball
at Illinois
Saturday, February 21
9:00 AM - 
Softball
at Illinois
2:00 PM - 
Softball
at Houston
Sunday, February 22
8:00 AM - 
Softball
at Texas A&M Corpus-Christi
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