Eagles Receive a Vote in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - The FGCU softball team received a vote in this week's ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 Poll the Amateur Softball Association announced on Tuesday.

The Eagles have never earned a vote in a Division 1 national poll. "It is an honor to be mentioned in the same release with the best teams in college softball," said Head Coach Dave Deiros. "Our team is playing very well right now and deserves the recognition. We need to keep the momentum going as we enter our conference schedule starting this weekend."

FGCU has a 28-6 overall record, including winning 24 of their last 25 games. Senior Carmen Paez (Belle Glade, Fla.) has been named A-Sun Player of the Week twice this season while senior Rachael Edinger (Lakeland, Fla.) and freshman Morgan Campen (Roungemont, N.C.) have each earned a A-Sun Pitcher of the Week award.

The Eagles will host a double-header with Tennessee-Chattanooga on Wednesday, March 12, before hitting the road to play double-headers with Appalachian State, Western Carolina and East Tennessee State this weekend.

 

ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25
March 11 – Week of March 3 – 9

1. Arizona State (12) 27-1 
2. UCLA (8) 25-2 
3. Alabama 20-2 
4. Florida 27-1 
5. Texas A&M 27-4 
6. Stanford 27-2 
7. Tennessee 21-3 
8. Oklahoma 21-5 
9. Michigan 17-2
10. Arizona 15-5
11. LSU 19-4
12. Northwestern 12-6 
13. Houston 21-3
14. Baylor 16-5
15. Mississippi St. 21-4
16. Hawaii 17-6
17. ULL 15-5
18. Fresno State 22-4
19. DePaul 17-6
20. Georgia 19-8
21. Ohio State 16-4
22. Washington 16-6-1
T23. San Diego State 19-8
T23. Maryland 18-1
25. Long Beach St. 15-8

Dropped Out: Virginia Tech 

Parenthesis Denotes first place votes

Others receiving votes: Virginia Tech (30), Missouri (11), North Carolina (9), Cal (5), Kansas (5), Florida Gulf Coast (1), Florida State (1), Texas (1) and Wichita State (1).