Jan. 22, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington softball team was picked to finish a program-best sixth in the 2007 Atlantic 10 Preseason poll, voted on by the league's head coaches. Massachusetts is expected to repeat as
Atlantic 10 Champions, while Fordham, Charlotte, St. Bonaventure and
Temple rounded out the top five.
First-year Head Coach Kim Staehle was pleasantly surprised with the
preseason prediction. "I think that shows that the coaches respect
the foundation that former coach JoAnne Ferguson established.
Hopefully our team will step up to the challenge to compete and
continue to build and surprise our conference members. We certainly
have a very strong nucleus of players returning and our challenge will
be to win as many of those A-10 games as possible. I am excited our
conference championship has expanded to the top six teams making the
tournament. Hopefully our ladies will take advantage of every
opportunity to win games and place us back in Amherst in May to
compete for that conference championship."
The Colonials who return 16 letter-winners including shortstop Elana Meyers open their 2007 season February 23-25 in Macon, GA at the
Mercer Ramada Inn Classic with Mercer, Oakland University, and Austin
Peay. GW will host Maryland-Baltimore County in their home opener on
Tuesday, February 27 at 1:00 p.m.