HANCEVILLE – Wallace State softball is ranked third in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) preseason poll, released Thursday afternoon, after the Lady Lions finished third in the nation last season.

Wallace State softball is accustomed to being mentioned among the elite junior college programs under coach Jayne Clem. The Lady Lions were NJCAA national champions in 2008 and have since been national runner-up twice, along with the third-place finish last season, when they amassed a 60-12 record.

Wallace State has won five of the last six Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC)/Region 22 tournament championships, seven overall, and averaged 61 wins per season since 2008. Clem has compiled a 662-165 record during 13 seasons in Hanceville, being named ACCC Coach of the Year 10 times.

The Lady Lions open the regular season Feb. 8 at Marianna, Fla. Key returners this season are outfielder Katie Gentle, infielder Victoria Frith, catcher Paige Rowland and pitchers Lindsey DeFee and BreeAnna Blevins.

For more information about Wallace State softball, visit wallacestate.edu or wscsoftball.com.

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Russell Moore

Staff Writer

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