January 28, 1998 - by


Softball Ranked 21st in Preseason Poll

Squad begins season on Feb. 7 at Mercer.

Jan. 28, 1998

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State Women’s Softball team has been ranked
21st in the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Coaches
Preseason Top 25.

The 1998 schedule for Dr. JoAnne Graf’s teams features nine of the top 25
teams including No. 2 Fresno State and No. 3 University of Washington.

“The schedule will present the opportunity for our team to play and gain
experience against some of the best teams in the nation,” said Graf.

The Lady Seminoles, who finished 1997 with a record of 45-19-1, return
five starters from last year’s squad in their pursuit for a sixth ACC
championship in the past seven years and a sixth return visit to the
softball college world series.

The team opens up the 1998 season February 7th at Mercer University and
then returns to Tallahassee for their home opener double header on the 8th
against Georgia Southern at 1:00 and 3:00 at Lady Seminole Field.