The Lake Land softball team, one that finished fourth in the NJCAA Division I Tournament last year with a school record 57 wins (57-14), is ranked No. 9 in the preseason polls, which is voted on by the NJCAA Softball Standing Committee.
The Lady Lakers, coached by Nic Nelson, the Region 24 Coach of the Year, received 120 points. The top team is Butler of Kansas. Lake Land is to open the season Feb. 2 at Panama City, Florida against Faulkner State and Southern Alabama.