Two softball programs from the Minnesota College Athletic Conference have been tabbed for success in the NJCAA Division III Pre-Season Softball poll, released on January 25. Click here for the complete NJCAA release.
St. Cloud Technical & Community College and Itasca Community College are both featured in the Top 10, with the Cyclones clocking in at the #4 slot while the Vikings are sitting at #9. According to the NJCAA website, the first regular season poll will be released on March 6.
SCTCC won the 2017 Southern Division title en route to building a 41-9 overall record. They also captured the Region XIIIA tournament crown, sweeping a pair of contests over Minnesota West CTC and Anoka-Ramsey Community College. In the 2017 National Tournament, St. Cloud Technical & Community College finished in the third round of the Consolation bracket, going 2-2 for the competition. Itasca Community College was 28-22 overall in 2017 and battled through a tough NJCAA Region XIIIB tournament field to earn a trip to the NJCAA National Championships. The Vikings were 10-2 in the MCAC Northern Division, including a perfect 8-0 mark at home.
For more on the MCAC 2018 Softball season, please go to: http://www.mcacsports.org/sports/sball/index
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference website main page is: http://www.mcacsports.org/landing/index
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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.