Lady Monarchs Picked to Finish Tied for Eighth in CAA
By ODU Athletics
Aug. 16, 2011
RICHMOND, Va. - Old Dominion University women's soccer was picked to finish in a tie for eighth place in the Colonial Athletic Association, the CAA released according to a vote of the league's head coaches.
James Madison was picked to win the regular season after taking home the tournament title last season. Hofstra was picked second, receiving two first place votes while William and Mary was third, with three first place votes.
Northeastern was picked fourth followed by George Mason, UNC Wilmington and Georgia State, followed by ODU and VCU.
Delaware and Towson tied for 10th with Drexel picked last.
The Tribe led the preseason All-CAA squad with four members. Northeastern's Veronica Napoli was named preseason Player of the Year.
2011 CAA WOMEN'S SOCCER PRE-SEASON COACHES POLL
1. James Madison (7 first-place votes) 116
2. Hofstra (2 first-place votes) 108
3. William and Mary (3 first-place votes)105
4. Northeastern 86
5. George Mason 81
6. UNC Wilmington 69
7. Georgia State 64
8. Old Dominion 40
10. Delaware 30
12. Drexel 23
2011 PRESEASON ALL-CAA WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM
Player School Pos. Audrey Barry, William & Mary F Jewel Evans, Georgia State F Veronica Napoli,Northeastern F Courtney Breen, Hofstra MF Cortlyn Bristol,William & Mary MF Brittany Butts, Hofstra MF Mallory Schaffer,William & Mary MF Lindsay Henry, UNC Wilmington D Becky Sparks, James Madison D Kelly Thomas, George Mason D Diana Weigel, William & Mary D Jocelyn Papciak,Towson GK
Honorable Mention: Jessica Barndt, MF, James Madison; Sarah Bennett, F, Georgia State; Kellianne Collins, GK, Georgia State; Laura Greene, F, Hofstra; Amanda Holmes, MF, UNC Wilmington; Caitlin Hunter, GK, UNC Wilmington; Jenna Lindsay, F, Drexel; Kelly Matthews, D, Northeastern; Stephanie Rose, F, UNC Wilmington; Lauren Wilson, F, James Madison
PRESEASON CAA WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Veronica Napoli, Northeastern