August 13, 2013

LC Women’s Soccer Ranked Ninth in NCAA D3 Pre-Season Poll

For immediate release – 8/13/2013 - #008
LC Women's Soccer Ranked Ninth in NCAA D3 Pre-Season Poll

LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg College women's soccer team is ranked ninth in the NCAA Division III Women's Pre-Season Rankings, released by the National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCAA) and Continental Tire Tuesday. 

Defending champion Messiah College tops the women's rankings, followed by Emory University (GA) and Wheaton (IL). The Hornets are the highest-ranked Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) team; Virginia Wesleyan College is tied for the 25th and final spot.

The Hornets finished the 2012 season with a 21-1-3 record and captured the program's third-straight conference title. Lynchburg won two NCAA Tournament games to advance to the round of 16.

LC opens the 2013 season at the Roanoke College Kickoff Tournament, facing Salisbury University Saturday, August 31 at 2:30 p.m. and Birmingham Southern Sunday, September 1 at noon.