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February 4, 2014
Tech picked eighth in ACC Preseason Poll
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Virginia Tech women’s lacrosse team was picked to finish eighth in the 2014 ACC Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll, announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon. The preseason poll and team were voted on by all eight of the league’s head coaches.

2013 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Champion North Carolina was selected as the top team in the league and the nation entering the season, as the top three of the ACC Preseason Coaches Poll mirrors that of the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association’s poll. Maryland holds the No. 2 ranking and ACC-newcomer Syracuse No. 3 in each poll.

The Hokies, who are receiving votes in the IWLCA Preseason Poll, will begin their season on Saturday, Feb. 15 as they travel to Harrisonburg, Va., to take on James Madison at 1 p.m.

ACC Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll

1. North Carolina (4 first place votes, 60 points)

2. Maryland (2 first place votes, 54 points)

3. Syracuse (2 first place votes, 53 points)

4. Duke (34)

5. Virginia (29)

6. Norte Dame (27)

7. Boston College (23)

8. Virginia Tech (8)

Preseason All-ACC Team

Attack

Abbey Friend, Sr., A North Carolina

Brooke Griffin, R-Jr., A, Maryland

Kayla Treanor, So., A, Syracuse

Midfield

Taylor Cummings, So., M, Maryland

Kelly McPartland, Jr., M, Maryland

Mikaela Rix, Jr., M, Boston College

Defense

Sloane Serpe, Sr., D, North Carolina

Barbara Sullivan, Jr. D, Notre Dame

Taylor Virden, Sr., D, Duke

At-Large

Casey Bocklet, Jr., A, Virginia

Alyssa Murray, Sr., A, Syracuse

Covie Stanwick, Jr., A, Boston College

Goalkeeper

Kelsey Duryea, So., GK, Duke

*Due to a tie in voting, an extra member was added to the team

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