(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) - Methodist University,
under the direction of ninth-year Head Coach Ron Simpson, was
picked to win the USA South Athletic Conference 2007 softball title
in the preseason coaches' poll. The Monarchs were both the
conference regular season and tournament champions in 2006.
Methodist received five of eight first-place votes (46 points) as
head coaches do not vote for their own teams in the balloting.
Greensboro College finished second in the balloting as The Pride
received 39 points and one first-place vote. Followed closely
behind were Christopher Newport University and N.C. Wesleyan
College. CNU finished third in the balloting with 35 points while
NCWC rounded out the top-four by collecting 33 points and the
remaining two first-place votes.
The 2007 USA South Softball Tournament will played at Springwood
Park in Burlington, N.C. on April 13-15.