SPARTANBURG, S.C. (August 21, 2003) - The Southern Conference released the women's soccer preseason poll today, as selected by the conference's head coaches.
East Tennessee State University was selected to finish 11th in the conference with 33 points only three points away from Appalachian State, which was ranked 10th.
Furman University, who won the conference title in 2002, was picked to win the 2003 title earning seven first-place votes and 97 points.
The Southern Conference also announced a 13-member preseason all-league team as named by the coaches.
ETSU will hold a preseason scrimmage against VMI tomorrow night at Civitan Park. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
2003 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE WOMEN'S SOCCER PRESEASON POLL
1. Furman (7) 121
2. College of Charleston (1) 98
3. UNC Greensboro 96
4. Georgia Southern 94
5. Western Carolina 79
6. Davidson 78
7. Wofford 55
8. Chattanooga 45
9. Elon 44
10. Appalachian State 36
11. East Tennessee State 33
12. The Citadel 13
2003 SOUTHERN CONFERENCE WOMEN'S SOCCER PRESEASON ALL-LEAGUE TEAM
GK - Andie Hinshaw, Furman
D - Dawn-Marie Alfred, Appalachian State
D - Alice Martin, Furman
D - Andre'a Morrison, Furman
D - Christie Nipaver, Georgia Southern
MF - Jamie Stewart, College of Charleston
MF - Kara Koehrn, Davidson
MF - Nicky Darling, Furman
MF - Rakel Logadottir, UNC Greensboro
F - Emily Turgeon, Furman
F - Genevieve Ward, Georgia Southern
F - Cara Hammond, UNC Greensboro
F - Jordan Howell, Western Carolina