2013 Big South Conference Preseason Women's Lacrosse Poll

CHARLOTTE, N.C. High Point University has been voted the preseason favorite in the inaugural preseason poll by the League's head coaches, it was announced today by the conference office. The Big South's newest sponsored sport takes the field for the first time in 2013 with eight teams.

The Panthers were a near-unanimous selection to win the first Big South Women's Lacrosse crown in 2013, as High Point received seven of the eight first-place votes and finished with 63 out of a possible 64 total points. Last season, High Point went 15-4 and won the regular-season National Lacrosse Conference title. The Panthers also finished as the NLC Tournament Runner-up, and return 11 starters among 16 total letterwinners from last year's club.

Associate women's lacrosse member Davidson was second in the preseason poll with 55 points and received the remaining first-place vote. The Wildcats were 8-10 a year ago competing in the NLC. New Big South member Longwood was picked third with 40 points, while first-year program Winthrop finished fourth in the voting with 36 points -- the highest of the Big South's three first-year clubs this season. Liberty landed in the fifth spot with 31 points, while first-year program Coastal Carolina was sixth with 28 points. Presbyterian College garnered seventh-place (23 points), while first-year squad Campbell finished eighth with 12 points.

The 2013 Big South women's lacrosse season begins Friday, Feb. 8 with Winthrop at Howard, while the first Conference meeting is set Tuesday, Feb. 26 with Campbell hosting Longwood at 7:00 pm. The 2013 Big South Women's Lacrosse Championship tournament is slated for April 26-28 and will be hosted by the No. 1 seed. The top four seeds will qualify for the inaugural tournament, with the champion receiving the Big South's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.

2013 Big South Conference Preseason Women's Lacrosse Poll

Rk  Team (1st)         1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8   Pts
1. High Point (7) 7 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 63
2. Davidson (1) 1 5 2 -- -- -- -- -- 55
3. Longwood -- -- 4 2 1 -- 1 -- 40
4. Winthrop -- 1 2 1 1 2 1 -- 36
5. Liberty -- 1 -- 2 -- 4 1 -- 31
6. Coastal Carolina -- -- -- 2 3 1 1 1 28
7. Presbyterian -- -- -- 1 3 1 -- 3 23
8. Campbell -- -- -- -- -- -- 4 4 12

2013-01-29



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