Christopher Newport was ranked eighth in the d3baseball.com preseason poll.
The Captains were 34-10 in 2012 and won their regional in the
W&M third baseman Ryan Lindemuth was named to the All-CAA preseason team.
Tribe pitcher John Farrell and Old Dominion pitcher Brandon Smith received honorable mention.
Indoor track and field:
CNU’s men were first and its women were second to Emory in the initial South/Southeast Regional standings of the season.
The Captains’ Joseph Taylor (4.46 meters in the pole vault), Dominique Torres (14 meters in the triple jump) and Brian Strickland (3,300 in the heptathlon) lead men’s event standings.
CNU’s women’s distance medley relay (Lydia Cromwell, Jessica McClelland, Melissa Rizor and Graciela Slyer, 12:53.16) also is on top.
More CNU/USA South:
In surveys of USA South coaches, the Captains were picked to finish first in the conference in softball and women’s lacrosse, second in men’s tennis and third in women’s tennis.
After his performance at the Navy Open last Saturday,
En route to helping lead then-No. 14 W&M to a second-place finish at the meet, he earned top honors on rings with a 15.35. He was fourth on floor (14.4) and parallel bars (14.5) and 14th on vault (14.25).