Susquehanna Softball Picked to Finish Third

Susquehanna Softball is picked No.3 in the annual preseason poll.
Susquehanna Softball is picked No.3 in the annual preseason poll.

The Susquehanna University Softball team is predicted to advance to the Landmark Conference tournament for a ninth consecutive season as the River Hawks finished No. 3 in the preseason coach's poll release by the conference office Thursday.

Moravian is predicted to win the conference title with 60 points and six first-place votes followed by Catholic (50 points, 1 first-place vote) and then Susquehanna (31 points). The River Hawks are predicted to finish ahead of Scranton (22), Elizabethtown (17), Juniata (10) and Drew (6).

Last year, Susquehanna finished in a tie for second place with Catholic as both teams finished with a 9-3 record. Moravian won the conference title with an 11-1 record and Scranton was the final team in the tournament with a 6-6 mark.

The River Hawks open the conference portion of the schedule March 25 at Scranton.