Winona State Softball starts new season ranked in Top 25

College softball season is not far away for Winona State. The Warriors come into a season with high expectations for themselves, and the rest of Division II apparently agrees.

The Warriors are ranked 15th in the country in Division II’s preseason coaches poll. Only one other Northern Sun team made the list, and that’s the always dangerous Augustana at No. 2.

Winona State played just 19 games before the coronavirus shut down their 2020 season, but thanks to the extra year of eligibility, Winona State will have elite senior playmakers returning, like catcher Ali Nowak and one of the best pitchers in the nation in Jordyn Kleman.

Their season opener is set for Feb. 9 at the RCTC Dome in Rochester.