January 20, 2016
Women's Lacrosse Takes Fourth In Preseason SAC Poll
ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) -- Catawba was picked fourth by the South Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse coaches in the annual preseason poll as announced by the league on Wednesday. Queens earned eight of the nine first-place votes and is the favorite to win the league.
The conference also announced the preseason All-SAC teams and Catawba placed four players on those squads. First team honors went to seniors Alyssa Corace (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac) and Bethany Davis (Salisbury, Md./Parkside). Senior Meredith Jones (Barnesville, Md./St. John’s Catholic) and sophomore Hannah Scott (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne’s Co.) were second team picks.
Davis has started in goal all four of her seasons. Last season she posted 161 saves over 18 games with a 15.45 goals against average in earning first team honors. Corace was also a first team pick in 2015 as she scored 43 goals while handing out 15 assists.
Jones was named to the All-SAC second team last year, setting a school record with 24 assists and adding 25 goals. Scott was the SAC Freshman of the Year in 2015. She scored 14 goals with seven assists to go along with 56 ground balls and 28 caused turnovers.
The 2016 SAC women’s lacrosse season is set to get underway on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Catawba will open the year on Feb. 24 at home against Belmont Abbey. The 2016 SAC Women’s Lacrosse Tournament is slated for April 26, 29 and 30 with quarterfinals at campus sites and the semifinals and finals at Queens University.
2016 Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll
1. Queens (8) 72
2. Lenoir-Rhyne (1) 64
3. Tusculum 53
4. Catawba 50
5. Wingate 48
6. Coker 40
7. Newberry 29
8. Brevard 22
9. Lincoln Memorial 18
2016 Women’s Lacrosse Preseason All-SAC
A- Cheyenne Bray, Tusculum
A- Maggie Masters, Queens
A– Alyssa Corace, Catawba
A- Jessica Baxtrom, Newberry
MF- Claudia Jenkins, Coker
MF- Kelsey Crow, Tusculum
MF- Brittany Larranaga, Queens
MF- Kelly Dowd, Queens
D- Bridgette Larranga, Queens
D- Aarika Kaester, Queens
D- Marabeth Durden, Coker
D- Morgan Insel, Wingate
GK- Bethany Davis, Catawba
A- Torrey Schwitkis, Lenoir-Rhyne
A- Haley McCusker, Coker
A- Caitlyn Nemeth, Brevard
A- Meredith Jones, Catawba
MF- Hannah Scott, Catawba
MF- Claire Wach, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF- Erin Murphy, Wingate
MF- Brittany Andrews, Wingate
D- Taylor Winters, Lenoir-Rhyne
D- Emily Kessler, Lenoir-Rhyne
D- Katie Thompson, Newberry
D- Sydney Dishman, Queens
GK- Ines Flueck, Lenoir-Rhyne
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