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ASU Women's Soccer Projected Sixth in SoCon Poll PDF Print
Written by Ben Winterrowd   
Thursday, 15 August 2013 16:50

Appalachian State University women's soccer was tabbed to finish sixth in the annual Southern Conference preseason coaches poll for the 2013 season, announced by the league office on Thursday. Furman, received 94 points and five-of-12 first-place votes, was projected to finish at the top of the conference, followed closely by Samford, who earned 93 points and four first-place votes. Following the Bulldogs was UNCG with 85 points and the last two first-place votes. Davidson tallied 65 points to finish fourth, while Elon finished fifth with 63 points.
Appalachian State (58), Georgia Southern (46), Western Carolina (39), The Citadel (30), Wofford (21), and Chattanooga (11) rounded out the remaining spots in the poll. With the releasing of the poll, the conference also released its preseason all-conference team.
The Mountaineers will open their preseason schedule on Thursday on the road against ACC member Virginia Tech. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. App State will play it's last exhibition game on Saturday at Longwood. Appalachian will kick off the regular season on Friday, Aug. 23 at home against ETSU with game time set for 7 p.m.


2013 SoCon Women's Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll
TEAM    1st PLACE VOTES    POINTS

1. Furman    5    94
2. Samford    4    93
3. UNCG    2    85
4. Davidson         65
5. Elon         63
6. Appalachian State         58
7. Georgia Southern         46
8. Western Carolina         39
9. The Citadel         30
10. Wofford         21
11. Chattanooga         11


2013 SoCon Women's Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team


Forwards

Mariana Garcia, The Citadel
Stephanie DeVita, Furman
Brittany Hoffman, Samford


Midfielders
Caitlin Shelton, Furman
Hannah Stanifer, Furman
Michelle Moll, Samford


Defenders
Olivia Mackey, Elon
Ali Simpson, Furman
Katie Danehy, Samford


Goalkeepers

Rose Hull, Furman
Jamie Simmons, UNCG

  
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