Mars Hill selected eighth in SAC preseason poll

Mars Hill selected eighth in SAC preseason poll

ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – The Queens Royals and the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears have been selected as the 2019 South Atlantic Conference women's lacrosse preseason favorites, the league office announced today. The Royals received five first-place votes from the conference's head coaches, while the Bears collected the remaining four, tying the two at 68 points.

Queens and Lenoir-Rhyne tied with 68 points apiece, with the Royals collected five first-place votes and the Bears earning the remaining four. Wingate placed third with 55 points, while Catawba finished just behind in fourth with 53 points. Tusculum (43), Lincoln Memorial (38), and Coker (31) came in fifth through seventh. Rounding out the preseason poll were Mars Hill and Newberry in the No. 8 and No. 9 spots with 22 and 18 points, respectively.

The South Atlantic Conference also announced its preseason all-conference honors. On the first-team at the attack position were Faith Kent from Coker, Hanna Scott from Queens, Gabby Sousa from Lenoir-Rhyne, and Kendall Wells from Wingate.

The first-team midfielders were Lenoir-Rhyne's Rachel Elmore, Lincoln Memorial's Amara Moss, Queens's Katie Wardle, and Catawba's Nicole Hunt.

Queens's Cammy Case, Lincoln Memorial's Zoe Zervos, Wingate's Sierra Street, and Lenoir-Rhyne's Madison Prkna were each named as defenders on the first-team.

Chase Brokaw of Queens finished up the list of preseason first-team honorees, as she was named the first-team goalie.

The 2019 South Atlantic Conference women's lacrosse season is set to begin on Saturday, Feb. 2.  The 2019 South Atlantic Conference Women's Lacrosse Championship is set for April 23, 26 and 28 with quarterfinals at campus sites and the semifinals and finals at Wingate University.

2019 SAC Women's Lacrosse Preseason Poll

Rank

School (First-Place Votes)

Total

T1.

Queens (5)

68

T1.

Lenoir-Rhyne (4)

68

3.

Wingate

55

4.

Catawba

53

5.

Tusculum

43

6.

Lincoln Memorial

38

7.

Coker

31

8.

Mars Hill

22

9.

Newberry

18

2019 SAC Women's Lacrosse Preseason All-Conference

First Team

A – Faith Kent, Coker
A – Hanna Scott, Queens
A – Gabby Sousa, Lenoir-Rhyne
A – Kendall Wells, Wingate
MF – Rachel Elmore, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF – Amara Moss, Lincoln Memorial
MF – Katie Wardle, Queens
MF – Nicole Hunt, Catawba
D – Cammy Case, Queens
D – Zoe Zervos, Lincoln Memorial
D – Sierra Street, Wingate
D – Madison Prkna, Lenoir-Rhyne
GK – Chase Brokaw, Queens

Second Team

A – Cathleen Gaffney, Lenoir-Rhyne
A – Kennedy Buechner, Lincoln Memorial
A – Gianna Pezzulo, Catawba
A – Katie Barth, Catawba
MF – Casey Kelly, Lincoln Memorial
MF – Rachel Dillon, Newberry
MF – Juliette Cusano, Tusculum
MF – Allison Conn, Queens
D – Maggie Fabean, Queens
D – Cassie Lafler, Lenoir-Rhyne
D – Adara Garner, Newberry
D – Hailey Sanders, Tusculum
GK – Arion Pierre, Wingate