Wisconsin-Superior was selected to finish second behind Bethany Lutheran College in the UMAC preseason softball coaches' poll, released Wednesday.

Bethany Lutheran went 15-1 in league play a year ago to win its first regular-season title, edging out UWS.

The Yellowjackets return All-UMAC first-team pitcher Ashley Taipale of Duluth, who had a 1.84 ERA in conference games last season.

St. Scholastica, which won 10 consecutive titles before finishing third in 2019, was picked to finish fourth this season. The Saints return All-UMAC selections Josie Fourre and Hannah Thul.

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