Luther remained ranked No. 18 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III Top-25 poll released Wednesday, Feb. 25. The Norse have now been ranked in the Top-25 Poll 74 of the last 77 weeks dating back to 2009.
Head Coach Renae Hartl, who begins her 14th season, needs five wins to record her 400th career victory. She returns 14 letter winners from last season's squad that finished with a mark of 32-8 and a final ranking of No. 14.
Luther will begin its season hosting the Luther Dome Games Feb. 28-March 1 at the Rochester Regional Stadium Bubble, Rochester, Minn.