UCCS women picked sixth in preseason poll

By Doug Fitzgerald published August 18, 2011

COLORADO SPRINGS - The University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's soccer team was picked to finish sixth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in 2011 according to the conference's preseason coaches' poll, which was released Wednesday.

Surprisingly, no Mountain Lions were selected for the Preseason All-RMAC team. Senior Julia Saenz led the conference a year ago in assists with 0.53 per match and was fourth in points with 1.26 per match. Another UCCS senior, Kristin Preble, was seventh in goals (0.47) and points (1.22) per match.

UCCS received 62 points in the poll. Each of the RMAC's 11 women's soccer coaches ranked where he or she believed each team would finish 1-10, omitting his or her own team. Those numbers were added with the teams with the fewest points ranking the highest.

Fort Lewis got eight first-place votes to sit in first in the poll with 13 points. Regis received the other three top votes and was second at 17 points. Colorado School of Mines was third with 29 points, Metro State fourth with 38 and New Mexico Highlands fifth with 48.

Colorado Mesa narrowly trailed UCCS with 65 points. It was followed by Nebraska-Kearney (77), Adams State (84), Colorado Christian (85) and Colorado State-Pueblo (87).

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