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Softball Ranked No. 13 in Preseason ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll

Jan 27, 2015

SEATTLE – Washington softball is ranked No. 13 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball preseason poll released Tuesday morning.

The Huskies have been ranked in the top 25 of the ESPN/USA Softball poll in each of the past 13 years since the poll debuted in 2003. Last week, the Huskies were ranked No. 11 in the USA Today/NFCA preseason poll.

The Huskies return seven letterwinners from last year’s team, which went 37-15 and made their sixth consecutive Super Regionals appearance. The returning players include All-American Kylee Lahners and All-Pacific Region recipient Ali Aguilar.

The Huskies will open the 2015 season at the UNLV/Sportco Kick-Off Classic on Friday, February 6 vs. CSU-Bakersfield and Minnesota in Las Vegas, Nev. Minnesota is ranked No. 15 in both the NFCA preseason poll and ESPN/USA Softball preseason poll.

The complete ESPN/USA Softball preseason poll can be viewed here.

Washington the ESPN/USA Softball Preseason Poll All-Time

2003: No. 5
2004: No. 5
2005: No. 9
2006: No. 14
2007: No. 11
2008: No. 14
2009: No. 15
2010: No. 1
2011: No. 11
2012: No. 11
2013: No. 16
2014: No. 5
2015: No. 13


Short Hops

• The Huskies open the season Friday, February 6 vs. CSU-Bakersfield and Minnesota in Las Vegas. The Huskies complete 2015 schedule is available here.

• Reserve season tickets for the 2015 season today. Single-game tickets for the Huskies 20-game home schedule go on sale Tuesday, February 17. More information is available here.

• The Huskies open their home schedule Friday, March 6, as they host the Husky Classic at Husky Softball Stadium.