Brevard picked 12th in 2016 SAC preseason poll

ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Brevard College Tornados were selected to finish 12th in the 2016 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer Preseason coaches’ poll, it was released by officials of the league office on Monday.


The Tornados capped off the 2015 season with a 4-10-2 overall recording, including a 2-9 conference mark with wins over Coker and Catawba. Brevard’s two conference win were the second most in school history since joining NCAA Division II behind the 2014 squad that picked up three wins in the prior season.


“We return a strong core of players and veteran leadership on this year’s squad,” said head women’s soccer coach Juan Mascaro. “We will be able to compete in every game with play.”


Defending SAC regular-season and tournament champion Carson-Newman was the leading vote getter, while Wingate and Lenoir-Rhyne rounded out the top three with 112 and 106 points, respectively.


The remaining of the coaches poll featured Queens (89), Anderson (81) and Tusculum (65), while the bottom half of the standings included Newberry (59), Lincoln Memorial (57), Coker (33), Catawba (28), Mars Hill (27) and being rounded with Brevard (20).


Preseason South Atlantic Conference coaches’ poll
School Total (first-place votes)
1. Carson-Newman 115 (7)
2. Wingate 112 (3)
3. Lenoir-Rhyne 106 (2)
4. Queens 89
5. Anderson 81
6. Tusculum 65
7. Newberry 59
8. Lincoln Memorial 57
9. Coker 33
10. Catawba 28
11. Mars Hill 27
12. Brevard 20


Preseason All-South Atlantic Conference
First Team
F – Julianne Herrity, Carson-Newman
F – Charlotte Ring, Queens
F – Carly Mill, Tusculum
F – Kendall Smith, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF – Katja Andersson, Tusculum
MF – Kaitlyn Brunworth, Wingate
MF – Varin Ness, Carson-Newman
MF – Heida Ragney, Carson-Newman
D – Macy Franklin, Wingate
D – Ashley Osiecki, Queens
D – Megan Peterson, Carson-Newman
D – Mariah Lewis, Queens
GK – Alexis Jones, Wingate


Second Team
F – Erika Linch, Newberry
F –Alaina Gay, Anderson
F – Becky Frost, Catawba
MF – Kathy Fisher, Queens
MF – Breona Tate, Mars Hill
MF – Elizabeth Gutierrez, Newberry
MF – Tera Dolan, Anderson
D – Elissa Lane, Carson-Newman
D – Kim Migliarese, Lenoir-Rhyne
D – Shelby Osiecki, Queens
D – Carlie Thornber, Tusculum
GK – Jessica Fraiture, Carson-Newman

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