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CAA Tabs Preseason Favorites at Annual Media Day Event

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: October 26, 2000
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RICHMOND, Va. (Oct. 25) -- According to a voting pool comprised of coaches, media, and sports information directors in attendance at the Colonial Athletic Association basketball Media Day, the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs are the preseason #1 team while the Monarchs are #4. The conference's annual media day was conducted Wednesday at the ALLTEL Pavilion at the Stewart C. Siegel Center on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University.

In addition to the team picks, a preseason All-CAA team was selected for both the men and the women. On the women's side, two-time CAA Player of the Year Lucienne Berthieu (Rennes, France) was chosen as the preseason Player of the Year while Hamchetou Maiga (Bamako, Mali) earned a spot on the preseason team. For the men, Andre McCullum (Whitesville, NC) earned nine points, just missing a spot in the top five.

Below are the complete results:

2000 CAA Basketball Media Day Poll
(Voters included a combination of coaches, media and SIDs in attendance)

CAA men's team's Predicted order of finish.	CAA women's team's predicted order of finish

1. Richmond 		142 (11)			1. OLD DOMINION 	207 (23)
2. George Mason 	135 (5)				2. James Madison 	167
3. UNC Wilmington 	109				3. Va. Commonwealth 	147
4. OLD DOMINION 	95 (1)				4. East Carolina 	127
5. Va. Commonwealth 	91				5. George Mason 	114
6. James Madison 	79				   Richmond 		114
7. American 		50				7. UNC Wilmington 	67
8. William & Mary 	34				8. William & Mary 	57
9. East Carolina 	30				9. American 		35

Pre-Season All-CAA Men's Team			Pre-Season All-CAA Women's Team
1. *George Evans 	76 (12)			1. *Lucienne Berthieu, ODU 	114 (22)
2. Brett Blizzard 	54 (2)			2. Jen Surlas, GMU 		73
3. Greg Stevenson 	53 (2)			3. Hamchetou Maiga, ODU 	58 (1)
4. Patrick Doctor 	38			4. Rochelle Luckett, VCU 	34
5. LaMar Taylor 	9 (1)			5. Michelle Koclanes, UR 	13
? Andre McCullum 	9			Liz Remus, VCU 			13

*Pre-season Players of the Year


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