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Valpo Picked Ninth in Horizon League Women's Hoops
Betsy Adams and Valpo open exhibition play on November 2. (Ray Acevedo)
Betsy Adams and Valpo open exhibition play on November 2. (Ray Acevedo)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Valparaiso University has been predicted to finish in ninth place in the league’s 2010-2011 preseason women’s basketball poll according to the voting done by the conference’s head coaches, the league’s sports information directors, and selected media members.

Seventeenth-year head coach Keith Freeman returns eight letterwinners, including three starters from last year’s team which went 9-21 overall and 6-12 in the Horizon League, tying for seventh place.

The Crusaders tallied 82 points in the preseason poll to place ninth, just two behind predicted eight place finisher Wright State.

Green Bay was picked to win the league crown for the 13th straight season followed by Butler and Detroit.  Cleveland State and UIC tied for fourth in the poll, followed by Milwaukee and Loyola (Chicago).  Youngstown State was selected 10th.

The voting, awards 10 points for a first place vote through one point for a tenth place vote.

Valparaiso will begin exhibition play on November 2. hosting Grace at 7:05 p.m. with the game carried live on the Horizon League Network.  The regular season opens November 12 in Chicago in the first round of the Preseason WNIT against DePaul.  Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. 

 

2010-2011 Horizon League Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll

 

1.

Green Bay (26)

269

2.

Butler

231

3.

Detroit (1)

224

4.

Cleveland State

166

 

UIC

166

6.

Milwaukee

140

7.

Loyola

93

8.

Wright State

84

9.

Valparaiso

82

10.

Youngstown State

30

 

(First place votes in parentheses)

 

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler