February 17, 2012

Husson Picked to Win Fourth-Straight NAC Softball Title

Bangor, ME - Husson University was a unanimous choice among the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) softball coaches to win its fourth-straight conference title. With a perfect 81 points and nine first place votes the Eagles topped the poll, followed Thomas College with 68 points.

Back to lead the Eagles is 2010 NAC Rookie of the Year and 2011 NAC Player of the Year Aimee Mortensen. Mortensen leads seven returning starters, which include a trio of former all-conference players in Nichole Sargent, Kody Lyon and Courtney Hill.

The Terriers return four starters to the mix, and will look to replace the departure of a pair of all-conference honorees in Malorrie Blakney and Lindsay Fry. Catcher Samantha Moore, a 2011 All-Conference and All-Tournament recipeint anchors a veteran battery with Sara Pavento and Kelsey Crowe in the circle.

2012 NAC Softball Coaches Poll

1.

Husson

81 (9)

2.

Thomas

68

3.

Maine-Farmington

56

4.

Castleton

52

5.

Maine Maritime

46

6.

New England Col.

37

7.

Lyndon

32

8.

Johnson St.

18

9.

Green Mountain

13

Note: Points are awarded in descending order with first-place votes (in parentheses) earning 9 points through ninth -place votes which are worth one point.