Irish Make History at No. 21 in ESPN Preseason Poll

Fighting Irish Athletics | January 28, 2015  


The University of Notre Dame softball team officially achieved a preseason milestone never before seen in the illustrious 27-year history of the program on Tuesday. The Irish will begin a season ranked in both of Division I softball's major polls for the first time after being slotted 21st in the 2015 Softball Collegiate Top 25 Preseason Poll that was released by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball.  

The No. 21 ranking in the Softball preseason top 25 marked the first time Notre Dame has ever been ranked in the initial poll during the 13-year history of the Softball Collegiate Top 25. Notre Dame was previously selected as the No. 22 team in the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I Preseason Top 25 on Jan. 20, its first time ranked in the preseason coaches poll since 2003. 
A total of 14 of Notre Dame's 36 scheduled opponents for the 2015 season were either ranked in the Softball preseason top 25 or were among teams receiving votes. The Irish will square off with No. 5 Florida State (March 14-15), No. 6 UCLA (Feb. 6), No. 10 Georgia (Feb. 21), No. 14 Tennessee (Feb. 19), No. 17 Missouri (Feb. 27), No. 18 LSU (Feb. 14-15) and No. 25 Texas (Feb. 21) during the upcoming season. 

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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