Wednesday, August 21, 2013
GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Westminster College women's soccer team was selected to finish seventh in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), according to the 2013 PAC Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Titans totaled 46 points from the PAC's 10 head coaches.
Titans sophomore forward Krista Edwards (Summerville, PA/Springdale) and senior defender Jordan Steele (Falconer, N.Y./Falconer Central) were selected as Players to Watch.
Thomas More, winners of the last two PAC Championship Tournament titles, was selected as the favorite to win. The Saints captured six of the possible 10 first-place votes, while totaling 94 points. Grove City College, runners-up in the conference championship tournament a year ago, collected four first-place votes and 93 points to finish second on the poll. W&J was picked third after receiving 79 points, with Waynesburg University picked fourth after totaling 68 points.
Geneva College was selected fifth with 56 points, followed by Saint Vincent College in sixth (49), Westminster, Bethany College eighth (29), Thiel College ninth (26) and Chatham University 10th (10).
The Titans open their season on August 31 in Defiance, Ohio, where they will play Marietta and Defiance in a two-day tournament.
2013 PAC Women's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll
School (first-place votes)…Points…2012 Record (PAC)
1. Thomas More College (6)…94…20-2-1 (9-0)
2. Grove City College (4)…93…16-4-2 (7-2)
3. Washington & Jefferson College…79…10-8-1 (6-2-1)
4. Waynesburg University…68…9-9-1 (5-3-1)
5. Geneva College…56…9-9-1 (5-4)
6. Saint Vincent College…49…11-7 (4-5)
7. Westminster College…46…7-8-5 (2-4-3)
8. Bethany College…29…3-12-2 (2-6-1)
9. Thiel College…26…5-11-1 (2-7)
10. Chatham University…10…2-13 (0-9)
*The Presidents' Athletic Conference contributed to this release.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.
Senior Jordan Steele