SEWARD, Neb. – With the first season of Head Coach Tatum Edwards’ tenure on the horizon, the Concordia Softball team has been picked fourth in the 2022 GPAC Softball Preseason Coaches’ Poll released on Friday (Feb. 4). The Bulldogs garnered one first-place vote and a total of 95 points in the poll. The teams pegged above them were Jamestown, Morningside and Midland.
A year ago, Concordia placed in a tie for third in the GPAC regular season standings with a 15-7 conference mark. The Bulldogs went on to finish as the conference postseason runner up and earned an automatic bid to the national tournament. That run marked the program’s first national tournament appearance since 2015.
The 2022 team will have a bit of a different look after graduating five starting position players from the ’21 squad. Edwards will lean upon returning All-GPAC players in the form of outfielder Caitlyn McGarvie, pitcher Camry Moore and second baseman Kylee Nixon. The team also has high hopes for transfer Taylor Glause, who batted .440 last season at Cloud County Community College (Kan.).
For a detailed season preview, click HERE. The season is slated to get underway on Feb. 19 with a doubleheader at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kan.
2022 GPAC Softball Preseason Coaches’ Poll
-First-place votes in parentheses
T1. Jamestown – 112 (6)
T1. Morningside – 112 (4)
3. Midland – 99 (1)
4. Concordia – 95 (1)
5. Northwestern – 81
6. Doane – 70
7. Mount Marty – 60
8. Dordt – 51
9. Briar Cliff – 40
10. Hastings – 32
T11. College of Saint Mary – 20
T11. Dakota Wesleyan – 20