Softball ranked No. 24 entering 2013 season

GVL Staff

The Grand Valley State University softball team will begin the 2013 season as the No. 24 team in the country, according to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association poll which was released Thursday. GVSU finished with a record of 45-15 last season under head coach Doug Woods, who was the GLIAC Coach of the Year. The team will be led by seniors Hannah Santora (P) and Katie Martin (P/IF), who were both named to the 2012 Daktronics Inc. All-American team. Martin was awarded Second-Team All-America honors while Santora was a Third-Team All-America selection. The Lakers will kick off their season at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo. on Feb. 23-24.