Forest, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Office released the Softball Preseason Poll on Tuesday and the Hornets were chosen to finish second this Spring. Lynchburg and Randolph-Macon both earned 82 points and were tied for second while Virginia Wesleyan earned 99 points and nine of the eleven first-place votes.
The Hornets had a successful Fall season and are ready to get the season underway. Lynchburg has a challenging schedule in place for 2017, including Virginia Wesleyan, Salisbury, and Emory all of who advanced to NCAA Regionals in 2016.
Lynchburg opens up the 2017 season with a doubleheader at William Peace on Feb. 11 and play their first home game on Feb. 19 against Ferrum.