YORK, Pa. – The Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) released the results of their annual preseason women's lacrosse coaches' poll on Monday.
The Wolverines received 15 points in the poll and were picked to finish eighth in the conference, ahead of Southern Virginia. 14-time defending CAC Champion Salisbury were slated to once again win the conference. The Seagulls received eight first-place votes and 64 points. Mary Washington picked up the last first-place vote and 54 points to place second.
Under first-year head coach, Jillian Lontz, the Wolverines look to improve and contend for a playoff spot in 2017. The Wolverines will be paced on the attack by sophomore Bailey Olds, who led the team in scoring with 27 points in 2016. Fellow sophomores Brianna Bacon and Fallon Fore will look to repeat their freshman campaigns, where they each tallied double-digit goal totals. Senior Kaitlin Brennan returns to the team in 2017 after notching 22 goals and 28 points in 2015. Junior Alexis Galloway will anchor the defense for the Wolverines after tying for the team-lead in caused turnovers in 2016 with 18.
The Wolverines will open the 2017 season on Saturday, Feb. 18 when they host the Hood Blazers. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m. from Drass Field at Scott D. Miller Stadium.