Defending national champion LIU Post holds top spot in preseason poll
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. -- The IWLCA 2013 Preseason Division II Poll has LIU Post right where it finished in 2012, in the number one spot.
The Pioneers are coming off the program's third national title after they took down West Chester 17-16 on May 19 in Louisville, Ky. LIU Post also tied the program record for single season wins in 2012, finishing with an overall record of 17-3.
Sophomore attacker Jackie Sileo, junior goalkeeper Dominique Mosca and junior attacker Ashley Olen were three of five Pioneers to earn spots on the 2012 IWLCA All-American First Team. The trio will return to the field this season.
LIU Post received 221 votes and 13 of 15 first-place votes. West Chester sits at number four to begin 2013, while local foe Adelphi is in third place by only one vote. LeMoyne and Rollins make up the rest of the top-five teams with 189 and 174 votes, respectively. Dowling was the only other member of the East Coast Conference in the top 15, as the Golden Lions will be looking to capture their third consecutive conference title this spring.