Ripon, WI – The Beloit College Softball team, currently in the middle of preparations for their Spring Trip to the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Florida, have been picked to finish fifth in the Midwest Conference North Division in a pre-season vote of coaches. The poll was released by the Conference office today.
St. Norbert College narrowly tops the North Division with three first-place votes. Defending Champion Ripon College is second with two first–place votes. Carroll University stands third followed by Lawrence University and the Bucs.
Monmouth College was a slim pick in the South Division for the #1 spot, getting three first-place votes. Lake Forest College was second with the other two first-place votes. Knox College is in third followed by Illinois College and Grinnell College.
The Buccaneers, who finished 9-24 overall and 5-8 in the MWC last season, open their 2012 season on Sunday morning, March 4, against Westminster College of Pennsylvania.