August 26, 2004

W&L WOMEN'S SOCCER RANKED 14TH IN DIVISION III PRESEASON POLL

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 2004 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas Division III women's soccer preseason poll was released on Thursday and Washington and Lee earned a No. 14 ranking.

Defending national champion SUNY-Oneonta garnered the top spot followed by the University of Chicago and DePauw University (Ind.).

The Generals were ranked as high as No. 6 in the poll last season and finished with an overall record of 15-2-3. W&L won its second consecutive Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) tournament championship and advanced to the final of the NCAA South Regional before falling to Virginia Wesleyan, 1-0, in double-overtime.

W&L opens up the 2004 season against Centre College at the Glenn Hyundai College Showcase hosted by Transylvania University on Saturday, September 11. The match begins at 4:00 pm.

2004 NSCAA/adidas Division III Women's Soccer Preseason Poll

Rank School

2003 Record

1 SUNY-Oneonta 21-1-3
2 University of Chicago 17-2-4
3 DePauw University (Ind.) 16-4-1
4 College of New Jersey 18-5-0
5 Wheaton College (Mass.) 23-2-0
6 University of Pugent Sound (Wash.) 18-2-1
7 University of Scranton (Pa.) 22-1-1
8 Wheaton College (Ill.) 16-2-4
9 Trinity University (Texas) 16-1-1
10 Union College (N.Y.) 19-2-1
11 Willamette University (Ore.) 16-1-2
12 Amherst College 12-4-4
13 Ohio Wesleyan University 17-2-0
14 Washington and Lee University 15-2-3
15 Virginia Wesleyan University 20-2-3

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