Indianapolis, Indiana - The Youngstown State softball team was picked to finish fourth in the Horizon League in a preseason poll conducted by the league's head coaches, the league announced on Wednesday.
Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.
The Penguins, who are coming off a 30-24 record in 2014, earned 31 total points and recorded two first-place votes.
Wright State was picked to win the Horizon League with 40 points and one first-place vote. Defending league champion Green Bay was picked second with a league-best three first-place votes and 38 points.
Valparaiso garnered the third spot with 37 points and two first-place votes. Cleveland State was fifth (29 points), UIC was sixth (27), Oakland was picked seventh (15) and Detroit eighth (7).
The Penguins open the 2015 campaign against Maryland-Eastern Shore, Friday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. at the Campbell/Hampton Inn Invitational.
2015 Horizon League Softball Preseason Poll
Team, Points (1st)
1. Wright State, 40 (1)
2. Green Bay, 38 (3)
3. Valparaiso, 37 (2)
4. Youngstown State, 31 (2)
5. Cleveland State, 29
6. UIC, 27
7. Oakland, 15
8. Detroit, 7