Press release Written by Sports Information Graduate Intern MaryKate Rumbaugh
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Wilmington University women's lacrosse team earned a total of 58 points to take the fifth spot in the 2019 CACC Women's Lacrosse Preseason Coaches' Poll, announced by the conference Thursday.
The women are coming off a 7-10 overall record in head coach Kevin Day's first season. The Wildcats finished 5-4 in CACC play to clinch the No. 5 seed heading into the CACC Tournament, where they fell in the quarterfinals to Caldwell.
Reigning CACC Tournament Champion Georgian Court takes the top spot in the preseason coaches' poll with 10 first place votes and 100 total points. CACC Tournament Runner-Up Chestnut Hill and Regular Season Runner-Up Jefferson tied for second with 85 points apiece.
Caldwell would clinch the fourth spot collecting 65 points, while WilmU rounded out the top five and with 58 points. Dominican earned five less points than the Wildcats with 53 to take sixth place and round out the potential teams in the postseason.
Holy Family would collect 36 points, as Nyack (30), Post (27), and Felician (10) round out the final three spots.
WilmU returns red-shirt junior and First Team All-CACC Lashay Ross at midfield.
The CACC Tournament Quarterfinals will begin on Tuesday, April 30 at the site of the higher seed, with the CACC semifinals and final to be held on May 4 and 5 at Georgian Court University. The top two teams in the regular season standings, along with the two first-round winners will advance to the semifinals.
2019 CACC WOMEN'S LACROSSE PRESEASON COACHES POLL
1. Georgian Court University 100 (10)
T2. Chestnut Hill College 85
T2. Jefferson 85
4. Caldwell University 65
5. Wilmington University 58
6. Dominican College 53
7. Holy Family University 36
8. Nyack College 30
9. Post University 27
10. Felician University 10
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