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Valpo Women Picked Third in Preseason Soccer Poll

Thursday, August 28, 2003

The Valparaiso University women's soccer team has been selected to finish in third place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings according to the preseason poll selected by the league's head coaches.

Head coach Stephen Anthony's team, which finished in second place last season, earned one first place vote and 26 total points in the balloting. Oakland has been tabbed as the preseason favorite, followed by Oral Roberts and the Crusaders. Centenary, the newest member of the Mid-Con, was picked fourth, followed by Southern Utah, IUPUI, and Western Illinois.

Valpo finished 2002 with a 5-13-1 record overall and a 4-1 mark in conference action.

The Brown and Gold will open their 2003 regular season on Friday evening when they travel to Chicago, Ill. to face Loyola (Ill.). Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

2003 Mid-Continent Conference Women's Soccer Preseason Poll
1. Oakland (6) - 36
2. Oral Roberts - 30
3. Valparaiso (1) - 26
4. Centenary - 23
5. Southern Utah - 15
6. IUPUI - 13
7. Western Illinois - 8
(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