Muskies Tabbed Ninth in Preseason NAC Preseason Poll
Athletics - posted on 2/23/2007
The Lakeland baseball team has been picked to finish ninth in the Northern Athletics Conference according to the preseason coaches' poll released Thursday night.
Aurora University received 9 of the 11 first place votes, and was picked to win the inaugural NAC title this upcoming season. Edgewood College was picked second, and Concordia University Chicago was chosen third.
Lakeland finished 15-23 overall last season, 11-10 in the Lake Michigan Conference good for fifth place. The Muskies totaled 42 points in the first NAC poll, voted upon by the 11 member-school coaches.
Aurora (34-14) made it to the finals of the Division III NCAA Championship last season after winning the St. Louis Regional. The Spartans are also ranked #22 in the American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division III Baseball preseason poll.
Edgewood finished 28-13 last season, winning the final LMC title. The Eagles won seven of eight games to finish up the 2006 campaign, losing in the LMC tournament semifinals to Dominican University.
The Cougars of CUC ended last season on a high note, winning the conference tournament of the former Northern Illinois-Iowa Conference. The Cougars (23-20) finished last season on a three-game win streak, and won eight of their last ten games.
2007 NAC Baseball Coaches' Preseason Poll
1. Aurora University (9), 118
2. Edgewood College (1), 102
3. Concordia University Chicago, 86
4. Benedictine University, 85
5. Marian College, 76
6. Dominican University, 75
7. Concordia University Wisconsin, 59
8. Rockford College (1), 48
9. Lakeland College, 42
10. Wisconsin Lutheran College, 24
11. Maranatha Baptist Bible College, 11
First place votes in parentheses.
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