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Tars Selected Second on 2019 SSC Preseason Poll

Tars Selected Second on 2019 SSC Preseason Poll

Rollins Chosen as Runners-Up Behind Preseason Favorite, Florida Southern


MELBOURNE, Fla. (January 24, 2019) – With the 2019 season on the horizon, the Rollins women's lacrosse team has been selected as Sunshine State Conference Preseason Runners-Up, league officials announced Thursday.  Voting is conducted by conference head coaches and officials.

The Tars were picked second on the preseason rankings, earning 31 points and one first place vote, and sit behind reigning SSC champion and NCAA Division II Runners-Up Florida Southern, who collected 36 points and seven votes to finish first.

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Florida Southern has been chosen as the preseason number one for the fourth time in five years. Rollins has been deemed the biggest threat to FSC's title defense, followed by the University of Tampa, who edged Saint Leo University for third in the poll, 23 points to 22 points.  Florida Tech's 17 points earns them a nod to finish in fifth place this season.  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Palm Beach Atlantic University round out the preseason ranking with 12 points and 6 points, respectively.

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Last season, Florida Southern won the SSC regular season and postseason tournament for the fourth consecutive year. The Moccasins went on to defeat Florida Tech in the NCAA regional and then took down East Stroudsburg University in the national semifinals. FSC's season came to an end in the national title game after a hard-fought battle against Le Moyne College. The national title appearance was the third straight for Florida Southern, which includes winning the 2016 National Championship.

Sunshine State Conference play opens up on March 16th with Florida Southern hosting Florida Tech. The SSC Championship will take place on April 25th and April 28th at a site not yet determined. The NCAA Division II postseason for women's lacrosse will start at non-predetermined sites on Friday, May 10th and concludes Sunday, May 19th at Grand Valley State University Lacrosse Stadium in Allendale, Michigan.

Below are the full results of the 2019 SSC preseason coaches' poll. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their teams (points: 6-5-4-3-2-1, first-place votes in parentheses).

 

2019 SSC Women's Lacrosse Preseason Coaches Poll

Rank

School (FPV)

Total Points

1

Florida Southern (6)

36

2

Rollins (1)

31

3

Tampa

23

4

Saint Leo

22

5

Florida Tech

17

6

Embry-Riddle

12

7

Palm Beach Atlantic

6

 

 

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Previous SSC Women's Lacrosse Polls

Year

Predicted

Winner

Actual

Finish

Actual

Winner

Predicted

Finish

2018

Florida Southern

1st

Florida Southern

1st

2017

Florida Southern

1st

Florida Southern

1st

2016

Rollins

2nd

Florida Southern

1st

2015

Florida Southern

1st

Florida Southern

1st