Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Ranked Ninth In The National Preseason Poll
August 8, 2012
Bears ranked No. 9 in the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Preseason Poll
The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women's Soccer Team is ranked ninth in the 2012 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II National Preseason Top 25 Poll.
Kansas City, Kan. - The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Team is ranked ninth in the 2012 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Top 25 National Preseason Poll. NSCAA is the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
The Bears are coming off a 17-3-1 season including a perfect 9-0 record in the South Atlantic Conference in 2011.
L-R also won the SAC Regular Season Championship for the second straight year last fall and advanced to the finals of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament.
Lenoir-Rhyne, 36-5-3 over its last two years, finished the 2011 campaign ranked ninth in the final national poll as well.
L-R is now under the direction of Head Coach Cally Morrill, who is entering her first season as Bear mentor after spending two years at the helm at Lees-McRae (2010-11).
Saint Rose (24-1-1), the defending NCAA Division II National Champions, enters the season ranked No. 1 in the preseason poll.
L-R opens the season on Friday, August 31, against Georgia College at home in the Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Classic at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex beginning at 7:30 p.m.
2012 NSCAA/Continental Tire
NCAA Division II Women's Soccer
National Preseason Poll
1. Saint Rose 24-1-1
2. Grand Valley State 20-1-4
3. Armstrong Atlantic State 18-3-3
4. Chico State 13-6-6
5. Colorado Mines 17-2-4
6. California (Pa.) 20-1-2
7. Abilene Christian 20-2-1
8. Tampa 16-6-2
9. Lenoir-Rhyne 17-3-1
10. Fort Lewis 15-3-4
11. Northern Kentucky 17-5
12. Bridgeport 16-0-1
13. California State-Los Angeles 13-4-4
14. Slippery Rock 16-4-3
15. Dallas Baptist 16-6-1
16. Central Oklahoma 15-4
17. Massachusetts-Lowell 11-6-4
18. UC San Diego 13-3-4
19. Seattle Pacific 17-3
20. Lynn 11-7-1
21. Bellarmine 16-3-3
22. Columbus State 16-4-3
23. Saint Leo 15-3-1
24. Rollins 14-3-2
25. California State-Stanislaus 11-4-6
Receiving votes: Minnesota State-Mankato, West Florida, Wisconsin-Parkside, Midwestern State, Kutztown (Pa.), North Georgia, Merrimack (Mass.), Quincy (Ill.)