Taylor Drayton a cow on the Army West Point Softball team was selected to the Patriot League All-Preseason team the league office announced in a release Wednesday morning. The Black Knights were also ranked fourth in the league's preseason poll.
Drayton, a two-time all-league first team member, was the Black Knights' most explosive weapon at the plate last year, finishing in the top 3 in every offensive statistic category. She recorded a .287 average (43-for-150) with eight doubles, six home runs, 30 runs scored and 27 RBI. The then sophomore outfielder added 14 walks and was hit by five pitches while going a perfect 10-for-10 on stolen base attempts.
As team, the Black Knights accumulated 44 points in the preseason poll, just four behind third-ranked Bucknell and eight more than fifth-ranked Colgate. Two-time reigning Patriot League champion Boston U. earned the top spot in the poll with 72 points and 12 first place votes.
The Cadets posted an overall record of 26-30 and a had league mark of 8-10 to finish in fifth place. Read more.