By NEMS Daily Journal
Mississippi State’s Chelsea Bramlett and Lauren Grill of Ole Miss are familiar names on the 12-member preseason All-SEC softball team selected by the league’s coaches.
It’s the third appearance for MSU’s Bramlett, a senior catcher, and the second appearance for the Rebels’ Grill, a senior infielder.
Bramlett led the SEC in batting average (.486) and stolen bases (54) last season and led the nation in steals per game (0.96). Grill is the Ole Miss career leader in batting average, slugging and on-base percentage.
Florida led all schools with four selections, followed by Alabama and Georgia with two each.
Ole Miss opens its season today in Tempe, Ariz., against Western Michigan and host Arizona State. MSU opens its season at home on Friday against UAB.
Preseason All-SEC Team Pos. Ht. Cl.
Aja Paculba, Florida IF 5-3 Jr.
Alisa Goler, Georgia# IF 5-6 Jr.
Molly Johnson, Kentucky IF 5-8 Sr.
Lauren Grill, Ole Miss IF 5-6 Sr.
Kelsey Bruder, Florida OF 5-5 Jr.
Francesca Enea, Florida OF 5-8 Sr.
Taylor Schlopy, Georgia OF 5-2 Jr.
Kirsten Shortridge, LSU OF 5-11 Sr.
Kelsi Dunne, Alabama P 6-0 Jr..
Stephanie Brombacher, Florida P 5-10 Jr..
Chelsea Bramlett, Mississippi State C 5-8 Sr.
Charlotte Morgan, Alabama# U/DP 5-10 Sr. Moreno Valley, Calif.
#-Unanimous Selection; Ties were not broken