NEW HAVEN, Conn. - - In a vote of the league's 13 head coaches, the Wilmington University women's soccer team was selected fifth in the 2019 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Preseason Coaches Poll, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday.
The Wildcats picked up 117 points to finish fifth overall.
Wilmington is coming off a CACC Tournament Quarterfinal loss last season, earning the number six seed in the postseason with a 7-4-1 conference record. The Wildcats went 8-10-1 overall during the 2018 season.
Regular season champs Georgian Court were selected to finish atop the 2019 standings with six first place votes and 159 total points. CACC Tournament Champions Caldwell picked up four first place votes and a total of 149 points for second overall. Goldey-Beacom collected a first place vote and 137 total points to be picked fifth while Holy Family claimed the final two first place votes and 122 total points to round out the top four.
Wilmington takes the fifth spot with 117 points while beating out Jefferson's 115 points. Post claims the seventh spot with 85 points while Felician rounds out the expected participants of the 2019 CACC Tournament in eighth place with 65 points.
Dominican (62 points), Chestnut Hill (53 points), Bloomfield (47 points), Nyack (38 points), Concordia (31 points).
The Wildcats' season begins with two games on the road, with the first matchup on Friday, September 6 at New York Tech. The team's first home game is scheduled for Sunday, September 15 against Mercy at the WU Athletics Complex.
2019 CACC WOMEN'S SOCCER PRESEASON COACHES POLL
1. Georgian Court University – 159 (6)
2. Caldwell University – 149 (4)
3. Goldey-Beacom College – 137 (1)
4. Holy Family University – 122 (2)
5. Wilmington University – 117
6. Jefferson – 115
7. Post University – 85
8. Felician University – 65
9. Dominican College – 62
10. Chestnut Hill College – 53
11. Bloomfield College – 47
12. Nyack College – 38
13. Concordia College – 31
() - First-Place Votes