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LMC Women's Soccer Tabbed Third in Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches' Poll

LMC Women's Soccer Tabbed Third in Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches' Poll

HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae women’s soccer team was tabbed third in the Conference Carolinas coaches’ preseason poll, the league office announced Monday morning.

The Bobcats are shooting for their fourth consecutive regular season title after cruising to the title with an 8-1-0 conference mark last season.

LMC return 17 players, including nine starters. Conference Carolinas All-Conference First-Team representatives Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) and Sarah Mahar (Jacksonville, Fla.) return to coach Nick Whiting’s squad as well as senior goalkeeper Kaitlyn Briggs.

Briggs was a dominant force, not only in the conference, but nationally when she posted a 0.63 goals against average while leading the Bobcats to a 10-match unbeaten streak and 837:41 minutes of shutout soccer.

Whiting’s team will be tested early and often when they hit the road for their first five contests before returning home for the next six.

Belmont Abbey was selected as the preseason favorite after advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time since the field expanded to 48 teams.

Pfeiffer, the reigning Conference Carolinas Tournament Champion, was selected to finish second.

The poll was rounded out with Barton finishing fourth, followed by: Limestone, King, Converse, Mount Olive, North Greenville and Erskine respectively.

Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Preseason Poll

(Number of First Place Votes in Parenthesis)

Belmont Abbey

88

(7)

Pfeiffer

76

(1)

Lees-McRae

75

(1)

Barton

68

(1)

Limestone

56

 

King

46

 

Converse

43

 

Mount Olive

37

 

North Greenville

31

 

Erskine

20

 

 



 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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