The Lander women's softball team, under the direction of first-year coach Tina Whitlock, is picked to finish ninth of 12 teams in the Peach Belt Conference this season according to a coaches' poll which was released this week.
North Georgia and Flagler College each received four first-place votes and claimed the top two spots in the poll with respective totals of 113 and 102 points. Armstrong and Columbus State, with two first-place votes each, are tied at third with 100 points, and are followed by: 5. USC Aiken (71), 6. Augusta State (68), 7. Francis Marion (67), 8. Georgia College (60), 9. Lander (43), 10. UNC Pembroke (28), 11. Georgia Southwestern (25), and 12. Young Harris (15).
Lander, which is led by senior second baseman Brittney Sheriff, a two-time All-PBC selection, finished the 2012 season with a 26-26 overall record.