DENVER – The Johnson & Wales University women's soccer team has been picked to finish sixth in the SCAC Preseason Coaches' Poll.
Led by first-year head coach Ria Denny, the Wildcats open the 2019 season Friday at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. JWU Denver returns nine players from last year's team, including first-team all-conference forward Natasha Martin and honorable mention goalkeeper Katelyn Peters.
Trinity, which has won the past 10 SCAC women's soccer titles, received all 10 first-place votes from the league's coaches to enter the season as the favorite to repeat.
Trinity is followed in the poll by Southwestern, Texas Lutheran, Centenary and St. Thomas. The poll is rounded out by Dallas, Schreiner and Austin.
JWU Denver is entering its second season in the conference after going 5-7-1 and finishing fifth in its inaugural SCAC campaign a year ago.
2019 SCAC Women's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll
|1.||Trinity (9 first-place votes)|
|6.||JOHNSON & WALES|