WOMEN'S SOCCER PICKED 5TH IN WVIAC PRESEASON POLL
ELKINS, WV -WV Wesleyan, which advanced to the 2010 NCAA Tournament, has been chosen by the WVIAC coaches to win the 2011 women's soccer crown, as announced by the league office. The Senators are chosen to finish in fifth.
The Bobcats picked up 90 total points, including four first-place nods. The University of Charleston and Alderson-Broaddus also garnered first-place votes.
WV Wesleyan will look to defend its regular-season title and conference championship. The Bobcats went 12-4-2 overall and boasted an 8-0-1 WVIAC record a year ago.
The Golden Eagles advanced to the WVIAC semifinals in 2010. The squad tallied 87 total points and are predicted to finish second in the conference. UC picked up three first-place votes.
The Battlers were chosen third in the coaches' poll with 86 points, including two first-place nods. A-B reached the WVIAC Championship before falling in overtime to WV Wesleyan in 2010. The team returns 10 starters from a season ago.
Wheeling Jesuit was selected fourth in the poll with 63 points. The Cardinals went 5-4 in league play a season ago.
Davis & Elkins was picked to finish fifth in the poll with 59 points. The Senators went 4-5 in WVIAC action in 2010.
Concord, which posted a 6-3 league mark and 9-7 overall record a year ago, totaled 49 points for sixth place.
Seton Hill was selected seventh with 46 points. The Griffins are coming off an 8-11 campaign.
Pitt Johnstown and Shepherd tied for eighth with 30 points apiece. UPJ won two league matches in 2010 while Shepherd won once against league competition.
OVU rounded out the poll with 10 points.
|Place||Team (first-place votes)||Points|
|1.||WV Wesleyan (5)||90|
|5.||Davis & Elkins||59|