Oregon features a sterling left side, with shortstop Nikki Udria and third baseman Jenna Lilley, and a host of options at second and first.
Senior Janelle Lindvall provides pop in the middle of the lineup and manages the pitchers, with sophomore Gwen Svekis her heir apparent.
Two-time all-American Cheridan Hawkins leads the UO staff, and the No. 6 Ducks will begin building around her when the season opens Friday.
Senior Cheridan Hawkins and sophomore Jenna Lilley have both been named to the USA Softball player of the year watch list.
A limited number of softball season tickets are available before single-game tickets go on sale.
The Oregon softball team has been picked first in the Pac-12 preseason coaches poll, the league announced on Wednesday.
Oregon comes in at No. 4 in the USA Softball poll and No. 6 in the NFCA poll.
The three-time Pac-12 champion Oregon softball team starts the 2016 campaign with a veteran roster and a brand new stadium.
Sophomore third baseman Jenna Lilley plus former Ducks Janie Takeda and Jessica Moore have been selected to the USA Women's National Team.
The Dec. 31 deadline to request 2016 softball season tickets is fast approaching.
The three-time defending Pac-12 champion Oregon softball team will play 16 games in its new home, Jane Sanders Stadium, in 2016.
Head coach Mike White and the Oregon softball program has signed the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation, according to FloSoftball.com.