Blue Hawks Land Atop Pre-Season Conference Poll

Photo courtesy of Liza Safford
Photo courtesy of Liza Safford

DICKINSON, N.D. – The North Star Athletic Association has released its 2015 pre-season rankings.  Dickinson State was selected first overall with six first place votes.

The Blue Hawks are coming off a 39-15 season, which included an appearance at the NAIA Opening Round.

Regan Lawrence finished the season with 171 strikeouts and an earned run average of 1.99.  She compiled a 21-6 record over 201 innings of work.

Alex Vargas led the Blue Hawks with a .453 average, seven home runs, and 59 runs driven in.

Dickinson State will open their season on Saturday (Feb. 28) at Doane College.

Full NSAA Pre-Season Rankings:

1)      Dickinson State (six votes)

2)      Valley City State

3)      University of Jamestown

4)      Presentation College

5)      Mayville State

6)      Dakota State