MIAA announces women’s soccer preseason poll

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Phil Scherer | Legacy Managing Editor
August 25, 2015; 7:00 a.m.

The Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association released its annual 2015 women’s soccer preseason coaches poll Aug. 20, 2015, projecting all 11 teams placement in the standing at the conclusion of the upcoming season.

IPOLLn the poll, the LU Lions were chosen to finish fifth out of the 12 competing schools. A year ago, the Lions were chosen to finish seventh before the season began.

The University of Central Missouri was chosen as the top MIAA team in the poll, receiving 11 of the 12 first place votes.

Southwest Baptist received the final first place vote, finishing 17 points behind UCM. Central Oklahoma finished third in the poll, just one point behind SBU.

Rounding out the top five is Fort Hays State, which finished with 95 points, 24 ahead of the fifth place Lions.

Last year, UCM finished with a perfect 14-0 record inside the MIAA, winning the league over second place Southwest Baptist, which finished with an 11-3 conference record.

The Lions finished last season fifth in the MIAA with a conference record of 6-6-2 and an overall record of 7-9-2. They lost 5-0 in the first round of the MIAA conference tournament to Central Oklahoma.