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Women’s Lacrosse Picked Eighth in Preseason Poll

Women’s Lacrosse Picked Eighth in Preseason Poll

FOREST, Va. - The Bridgewater Eagles women's lacrosse team was selected in the eighth position in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) preseason poll for this upcoming season released on Tuesday by the conference office.

The Eagles will be returning two All-ODAC performers for the 2013 season: second team selection Taylor Chamberlain and third team selection Paige Hennessy. Chamberlain led the Eagles in scoring with 54 goals on the year, placing her amongst the top scorers in the conference for the regular season. The junior also paced the way in assists, dishing out 20 which ranked her ninth in the conference. Her 3.3 goals per game ranked the Finksburg, Md. native 90th overall in Division III. Hennessy led the Eagles with 43 draw controls on the season and forced 14 turnovers.

The Eagles will return an experienced team with a solid freshmen class of recruits joining head coach Kim Lowry. Hamilton College graduate and women's lacrosse standout Lauren Sokol was added as the Eagles' assistant coach for the 2013 season.

After winning its 13th ODAC Championship in 2012, Washington and Lee University earned 10 first place votes and 100 total points to put them at the top of the ODAC Women's Lacrosse Preseason. Roanoke College was pegged in second place with 87 total points, while Lynchburg College, having received 1 first place nod, claimed third place with 85 points. Shenandoah University collected 63 points for fourth place and Guilford College rounded out the top five with 58 points.

Bridgewater will open up the 2013 season at home on March 2 against Frostburg State. Start time is set for 3 p.m.

(#) Denotes first place votes

1. Washington and Lee (10)

100 pts.

2. Roanoke

87 pts.

3. Lynchburg (1)

85 pts.

4. Shenandoah

63 pts.

5. Guilford

58 pts.

6. Randolph-Macon

53 pts.

6. Virginia Wesleyan

53 pts.

8. Bridgewater

45 pts.

9. Randolph

30 pts.

10. Sweet Briar

21 pts.

11. Hollins

10 pts.