MELBOURNE, Fla. (August 20, 2018) – The Rollins women's soccer team has been picked to finish seventh in the Sunshine State Conference Preseason Coaches Poll heading into the 2018 season, the league announced Monday.
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Head Coach Alicia Schuck is looking to rebound in her eighth season at the helm of the Rollins program. The Tars failed to make the SSC Tournament for the first time under Schuck last season. But, the Tars return an astounding 22 players, and 92% of their point production from last season, after losing just one senior to graduation. Three new faces will also look to make an impact on the pitch for Rollins this season.
Nova Southeastern, the defending Regular Season Champions took the top spot, receiving eight first place votes. The Sharks enter the year ranked No. 23 in the United Soccer Coaches Preseason National Poll.
Barry, Embry-Riddle, Florida Tech and Tampa round out the top-five, with the Panthers and Spartans tying for fourth with 64 points a piece. The Bucs, Eagles, and defending Conference Tournament Champion Panthers each earned one of the remaining first place tallies.
Florida Southern finished just behind Florida Tech and Tampa with 63 points. Rollins came in with 48 points, two ahead of Eckerd with 46, and an eighth place projected finish. Saint Leo, Lynn, and Palm Beach Atlantic round out the bottom of the poll.
The Tars get under way at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 30. Rollins will play host to No. 9 Lee. Conference play begins on Wednesday, September 19 with a visit from Florida Southern.
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