NAC Releases Softball Preseason Poll; Terriers Ranked Third

NAC Releases Softball Preseason Poll; Terriers Ranked Third

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College softball team has been selected to finish third in the 2017 North Atlantic Conference Softball Preseason Coaches' Poll.

Thomas enters the 2017 season under ninth year and 2016 NAC Coach of the Year, Terry Parlin. Key returners for the Terriers are seniors Korrie Laren (Blackstone, Mass.), Courtney Veilleux (Sidney, Maine), and Madison Bentz (Algonquin, Ill.). Laren appeared in 33 games with a .337 (34-for-101) batting average last season, while posting 32 RBI, seven doubles, and six homeruns. Veilleux was third on the squad with her .352 (31-for-88) average, along with 24 RBI, seven doubles, and two homeruns. Bentz contributed with a .337 average, four doubles, and two triples. The Terriers also return sophomores Katie Taylor (Lebanon, Maine) and 2016 NAC Rookie of the Year, Lexi Colpack (Franklin, N.H.). Taylor and Colpack each batted a strong .362 last season to lead the team. Thomas will look to use a strong offense to make its way back to the NAC Tournament after finishing as the 2016 runner-up. 

The Terriers will begin their 2017 season on Sunday, March 19 as they face Oberlin at 9:00 a.m. and St. Lawrence at 11:30 a.m. in Clermont, Florida.

Full NAC Release

2017 NAC Softball Preseason Coaches' Poll

   Team                    Points (First Place Votes)
 1. Castleton 44 (4)
 2. Husson 40 (3)
 T3. New England College    
35 
 T3.  Thomas   35
 5. UMaine-Farmington
19
 6. Johnson State 
15
 7. Lyndon 
8