FGCU Softball Team Lands 3 on Pre-Season
SEASIDE, Calif. – Florida Gulf Coast University landed three players on the NCAA Division II Pre-Season All-Independent softball team released today.
Each independent school had at least one representative on the team. Representatives of Columbia Union, Florida Gulf Coast, Grand Canyon, Palm Beach Atlantic and Tiffin as well as Cal State Monterey Bay conducted the voting.
Tiffin placed four players on the team while Palm Beach Atlantic had three. Only returning players who hit at least .250 and played in 75 percent of the games were considered. Pitchers had to be a returnee, pitched in at least 1 inning per team games and have a winning record.
The Eagles open the season with a doubleheader against fellow independent Palm Beach Atlantic on Saturday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m at the FGCU Softball Complex.
NCAA DIVISION II PRE-SEASON ALL-INDEPENDENT TEAM
P Kelly Powe* Sr. Florida Gulf Coast Naples, Fla.
P Rachel Richardson Sr. Tiffin Fairfield, Ohio
P Annie Voyles So. Florida Gulf Coast Bronson, Fla.
C Jen Kleier Sr. Palm Beach Atlantic Orlando, Fla.
INF Vanessa Cacchioli* Sr. Palm Beach Atlantic Port Orange, Fla.
INF Sarah Gaffney So. Columbia Union Pine Grove, Penn.
INF Krista Jacob Sr. Grand Canyon Peoria, Ariz.
INF Steph Orr* So. Tiffin Columbus, Ohio
INF Denita Robinson* Sr. Tiffin Cambridge, Ohio
OF Ashley Cecil* Sr. Florida Gulf Coast Naples, Fla.
OF Marlinda Goyer So. Palm Beach Atlantic Cropseyville, N.Y.
OF Robyn Mendenhall Sr. Grand Canyon Yuma, Ariz.
OF Kristina Schweikert Jr. Tiffin Rochester, N.Y.
* Unanimous Selection