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NU women's soccer selected 9th in preseason poll

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS



EDISON, N.J. – The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) announced its women's soccer preseason coaches' poll on Tuesday. Niagara received 46 points as the ninth place selection.

Monmouth, the 2016 MAAC Championship winner and four-time defending regular season champions, were selected as the preseason favorite, receiving 120 points.

Niagara returns 19 players from last year's squad which went 5-10-1 and finished eighth in the MAAC.

The Purple Eagles kick off their season on Friday, Aug. 18 at Michigan State at 3:00 p.m.
 
Preseason Coaches' Poll:
  1. Monmouth – 120 (10)
  2. Quinnipiac – 101 (1)
  3. Rider – 96
  4. Siena – 95
  5. Marist – 71
  6. Canisius – 57
  7. Manhattan – 53
  8. Fairfield – 51
  9. Niagara – 46
  10. Iona – 25
  11. Saint Peter's – 11
 
Preseason All-MAAC Team:
Gretta Dry – Forward - Canisius
Erica Modena – Forward - Manhattan
Camille Bowen – Forward - Marist
Madie Gibson – Forward - Monmouth
Ellie Smith – Forward - Rider
Rachelle Ross – Midfield - Monmouth
Nadya Gill – Midfield - Quinnipiac
Michele Tremblay – Midfield - Siena
Madison Vasquez – Midfield - Siena
Gabriella Cuevas – Back - Monmouth
Meghan McCabe – Back - Rider
Amanda Holtzman – Back - Siena
Hanna Longendyke – Back - Siena
Amanda Knaub – Goalkeeper – Monmouth
 
Preseason Player of the Year
Madie Gibson – Monmouth