Gettysburg Tabbed Favorite in Preseason Softball Poll

Gettysburg Tabbed Favorite in Preseason Softball Poll

LANCASTER, Pa. - Defending-champion Gettysburg has been chosen as the favorite to repeat in the 2019 Centennial Conference Softball Preseason Poll. 

The Bullets tallied seven first-place votes and 63 points to land atop the preseason vote of conference head coaches. Haverford collected one first-place vote and 53 points to finish in second place. McDaniel earned the final first-place vote and 50 points for third place. Washington College (42) and Franklin & Marshall (29) rounded out the top five. 

The 2019 season opens up on Saturday, Feb. 23 with a trio of conference teams in action. For the full schedule, click here.

2019 Centennial Conference Softball Preseason Poll



Points (First-place votes)

1. Gettysburg 63 (7)
2. Haverford 53 (1)
3. McDaniel 50 (1)
4. Washington College 42
5. Franklin & Marshall 29
6. Swarthmore 28
7. Dickinson 24
8. Muhlenberg 20
9. Ursinus 15


Returning All-Centennial Players

Pos / NameClHometown / High School

First Team

P-Cassie Rickrode, McDaniel, Jr., Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic

C-Shelby Baker, Gettysburg, So., Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North

1B-Alicia Wagner, McDaniel, Sr., Bradenton, Fla. / Lakewood Ranch

SS-Brigitte Gutpelet, Dickinson, So., Norristown, Pa. / William Penn Charter School

3B-Lexi Piccinich, Franklin & Marshall, Jr., Harrington, N.J. / Northern Valley Regional

OF-Tori Wilkins, McDaniel, Sr., Lutz, Fla. / Land O'Lakes

OF-Michaela Persinger, McDaniel, So., Emmitsburg, Md. / Catoctin

DP-Megan Coyle, McDaniel, Jr., Las Vegas, Nev. / Bishop Gorman

Second Team

P-Madison Milaszewski, Dickinson, Sr., Rutland, Mass. / Sutton

P-Morgan Clauser, Gettysburg, Sr., Columbus, N.J. / Northern Burlington

2B-Julia Blake, Haverford, Sr., Ringoes, N.J. / Hun School

OF-Gabrielle Manto, Ursinus, Sr., Robbinsville, N.J. / Robbinsville

DP-Meredith Taylor, Gettysburg, Sr., Hamilton, N.J. / Northern Burlington

Honorable Mention

P-Temma Levis, Haverford, Jr., Bronx, N.Y. / Ethical Culture Fieldston School

C-Kennedy Kings, Swarthmore, Jr., Santa Ana, Calif. / Orange County School for the Arts

1B-Kristy Selby, Muhlenberg, Sr., Clarksville, Md. / River Hill

SS-Sophia Blasius, Gettysburg, Sr., Ramsey, N.J. / Ramsey

OF-Taylor Doi, Gettysburg, Jr., Foster City, Calif. / San Mateo

OF-Elizabeth Curcio, Swarthmore, Sr., Bronx, N.Y. / School of the Holy Child