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Southern soccer selected seventh in MIAA preseason coaches poll

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Press Release Missouri Southern State University:

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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