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Women's Lacrosse Picked Sixth in Preseason Poll

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) -- Catawba was picked sixth in the 2018 South Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse preseason coaches poll. Four Catawba Indian players, Nicole Hunt, Hannah Scott, Becky Frost and Gianna Pezzulo, earned spots on the preseason All-SAC teams. Hunt and Scott were first team picks with Frost and Pezzulo being second-team honorees. Queens was selected as the preseason favorite.

Hunt, a sophomore mid, netted 25 goals, with four game-winners, in her freshman season last year. She also provided a dozen assists to rank fourth on the team in scoring. Hunt grabbed 35 ground balls and won 22 draw controls.

Scott is a senior defender and has earned All-SAC honors in each of her previous three seasons. Last year, she led the team with 41 ground balls and 31 caused turnovers. Scott was second with 44 draw controls and chipped in with a pair of goals and three assists.

Frost, a senior defender, tallied six goals last year. She was second on the team with 40 ground balls and added 10 draw controls and 14 caused turnovers.

Pezzulo, a sophomore attack, was second on the squad with 40 goals and handed out a team-best 22 assists. She also won a team-high 48 draw controls and picked up 22 ground balls.
 
The 2018 South Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse season is set to begin on Saturday, Feb. 3.  Catawba opens its season at home on Feb. 10 against Florida Southern at 2 p.m. The 2018 South Atlantic Conference Women's Lacrosse Championship is set for April 24, 27 and 29 with quarterfinals at campus sites and the semifinals and finals at Wingate University.
 
2018 SAC Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll
1. Queens (8), 72
2. Wingate (1), 60
2. Lenoir-Rhyne, 60
4. Coker, 50
5. Tusculum, 44
6. Catawba, 40
7. Lincoln Memorial, 30
8. Newberry, 22
9. Mars Hill, 18
 
2018 SAC Women's Lacrosse Preseason All-Conference Teams
First Team
A – Faith Kent, Coker
A – Hanna Scott, Queens
A – Shannon O'Neal, Wingate
A – Haley McCusker, Coker
M – Madison Malone, Tusculum
M – Alyssa Sack, Lenoir-Rhyne
M – Nicole Hunt, Catawba
M – Casey Kelly, Lincoln Memorial
D – Cammy Case, Queens
D – Hannah Scott, Catawba
D – Jasmin Singh, Queens
D – Emily Kessler, Lenoir-Rhyne
GK – Arion Pierre, Wingate

Second Team
A – Gianna Pezzulo, Catawba
A – Savannah Elliott, Tusculum
A – Gabby Sousa, Lenoir-Rhyne
A – Ally Blood, Queens
M – Rachel Elmore, Lenoir-Rhyne
M – Emily Ketron, Wingate
M – Jasmin Click, Lincoln Memorial
M – Katie Simpson, Queens
D – Becky Frost, Catawba
D – Juliette Cusano, Tusculum
D – Rachel Dillon, Newberry
D – Zoe Zervos, Lincoln Memorial
GK – Chase Brokaw, Queens

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