The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets softball team was picked by coaches to finish eighth in the ACC after the 2014 season is all said and done. Just last year the Georgia Tech Softball team finished fifth in the ACC with a record of 25-30, 10-10 in conference play.
Shelly Hoerner will enter her first season as head coach of Yellow Jackets softball, a program that returns 2013 Player of the Year, Ashley Thomas, along with All-ACC selection Alysha Rudnik.
Freshman Kanani Carbarles will be added to the rotation that returns three starters from last season. Carbarles will try her best to fill the void left by All-American pitcher, Hope Rush.
The Georgia Tech softball team received 40 points. Florida State received the most points with 98 and got 8 of the 11 first-place votes that were cast. The Florida State Seminoles were the regular season ACC Champions last season. The Seminoles are currently looked at as the queen bee of the ACC.
With so many key girls returning it, including eight starters, it would not surprise me if this season the team got just a little bit better and made a run for the top.
It will not be as easy as it may sound though Georgia Tech will play 10 teams that advanced to a 2013 NCAA Regional. There will always be tough games in any sport but by the way some people make it sound the softball team from Georgia Tech is a team that everyone needs to keep their eyes on throughout the 2014 NCAA Softball season.