The Emerson Lions Softball team was ranked No. 10 in the NEWMAC preseason poll for 2018. The coaches of all ten NEWMAC softball programs took part in the poll, casting their votes for each team in the conference. The poll is headlined by the Babson Beavers who receieved six of the first place votes. Following Babson is Springfield and WPI, who are tied for second and each recieved two frist place votes. MIT, Wellesley, and Wheaton make up the number four to number six rankings. Coast Guard, Smith, Clark, and Emerson round out the poll from ranking seven through ten.
The Lions will look to rebounds from a 7-26 season in 2017 which saw them go 3-15 in conference play. The Lions open up their season when they travel to Kissimmee, Fla. to take part in the D9 Sunkissed games. hey will take on teams across the country before retunring home to open their home schedule on March 18th against Simmons in a doubleheader. The Lions will play their first NEWMAC contest on March 24th when they welcome WPI to Rotch Field.