Tuesday, January 10, 2012

College Sports Madness preseason all-MW team

Collegesportsmadness.com has released its 2012 preseason All-Mountain West softball team on its web site.

According to College Sports Madness, this season's Mountain West awards will be spread among a variety of teams. They project Devon Bridges of Boise State to be the conference's field player of the year, with the pitcher of the year award going to San Diego State's Bailey Micetich.

Their projections also include a pair of honors going to UNLV. Rebels freshman Caitlin Klepper is forecast as the conference freshman of the year, with coaching honors going to Pete Manarino.

In all, College Sports Madness has UNLV dominating the first team picks with five, followed by New Mexico with three, and San Diego State and Boise State with two apiece.

In addition, San Diego State has been ranked 23rd by CSM in its preseason Top 44 rankings. The Aztecs are predicted to win the Mountain West championship by the web site.