The MissouriSouthern women's soccer team has been picked to finish seventh in the 2013 MIAApreseason coaches poll, the league announced today.
The Lionsmade it to the quarterfinals of the MIAA Tournament last season before fallingto Central Oklahoma. After starting the season 0-5-1, Southern rebounded tofinish the season 5-5-2.
CentralMissouri was the unanimous choice to defend its MIAA conference title,garnering 11 of the 12 first-place votes (coaches cannot vote for their ownteams). Preseason No. 23 Central Oklahoma picked up the other first place voteas they were picked to finish second. Northeastern State came in third, whileFort Hays State was fourth, followed by Northwest Missouri and Southwest Baptist.Southern would check in seventh, while Nebraska-Kearney, Missouri Western andWashburn finish out the top ten. Lindenwood and Emporia State round out thepoll.
The Lionskick off the 2013 season on September 6 when they host 2012 NCAATournament qualifier Southwestern Oklahoma State at Hal Bodon Field at7pm.
2013MIAA Preseason Coaches Poll
1. CentralMissouri(11) 132 2. Central Oklahoma(1) 121 3. NortheasternState 104 4. Fort Hays State 102 5. NorthwestMissouri 85 6. SouthwestBaptist 77 7. MissouriSouthern 64 8.Nebraska-Kearney 46 9. Missouri Western 37 10.Washburn 36 11.Lindenwood 32 12. EmporiaState 22
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