HARTSVILLE, S.C. – In its first season inside the South Atlantic Conference, the Coker College women's soccer team was voted No. 11 in the preseason coaches' poll, the league office announced today.
Coker returns sophomore forward Jalynn Fortt, a Conference Carolinas third team all-conference selection. As a freshman, Fortt started in 15 of Coker's 17 games. She was second on the team in goals, with three, and dished three assists.
The Cobras' 2013 campaign begins Sept. 5 against UNC Pembroke at home. Their first-ever match in the SAC is Sept. 14, at home, versus Lincoln Memorial University.
Lenoir-Rhyne earned 10 first-place votes and 120 points overall to lead the poll. Wingate, with one first-place vote and 105 points, took second. Tusculum had 101 points and the other first-place vote to finish third.
The entire preseason poll is as follows:
- Lincoln Memorial
- Mars Hill
Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.