Southland Conference Preseason Polls Released
Aug. 7, 2000
CONTACT: Mandy B. Sciba
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- The Southland Conference coaches and sports informations directors have made their picks for the 2000 preseason polls.
Southwest Texas has been picked to win the conference title by the seven head coaches in the Southland Conference. In the sports information director's poll Southwest Texas and Southeastern Louisiana tied for the top spot.
The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks were chosen to finish the season in fourth place in both polls. Last season the Ladyjacks finished fourth in the Southland Conference 7-9-3 overall and 6-3-3 in conference play.
Stephen F. Austin's goalie, junior Elizabeth Evatt, was named to the Southland Conference Preseason First Team. Evatt ended the 1999 season ranked fifteenth in the nation for goals against average with 0.71. She is Stephen F. Austin's leading career (85.5) and season (90.8) save percentage record holder and the season (1.15) and career (.839) goals allowed average record holder. She has also clinched the school record for season shutouts with 8.0. Last season she was named to the All-Southland Conference Second Team. In the classroom, Evatt has been named to the Dean's List and the Southland Conference Commissioner's List for Academic Excellence.
Jessica Messner, a junior sweeper for the Ladyjacks was named to the Southland Conference Preseason Second Team. Messner finished the 1999 season with two goals on 38 shots, earning four points. She accumulated a shot on goal percentage of .316. Messner was named a Southland Conference Player of the Week, a member of the Southland Conference All-Tournament Team and earned All-Southland Conference Honorable Mention honors.
The Ladyjacks open at home Saturday, August 26, at 7:00 P.M. in a scrimmage against Dallas Baptist. All home games are played at Homer Bryce Stadium. Admission is free.
2000 Southland Conference Preseason Soccer Coaches Poll
1. Southwest Texas 2. Southeastern Louisiana 3. Northwestern State 4. Stephen F. Austin 5. McNeese State 6. Louisiana-Monroe 7. Nicholls State
2000 Southland Conference Preseason Sports Information Directors Poll
T1. Southwest Texas Southeastern Louisiana 3. Northwestern State 4. Stephen F. Austin 5. McNeese State 6. Louisiana-Monroe 7. Nicholls State
2000 Southland Conference Preseason All-Conference Soccer Teams
Marva Bailey, Southwest Texas, Brittany Cargill, Northwestern State, Leah Chandler, Southeastern Louisiana, Elizabeth Evatt, Stephen F. Austin, Holly Horn, Northwestern State, Joy Keating, McNeese State, Haleigh Lyons, McNeese State, Kara Meussig, Southwest Texas, Jamie Pawlik, Louisiana-Monroe, Wanda Regan, Southeastern Louisiana, Becca Weingartner, Southeastern Louisiana,
Jessica Armendariz, Southwest Texas, Jamie Cook, Southeastern Louisiana, Nicci DelFatti, McNeese State, Kerri Kahanek, Northwestern State, Logan Marlor, Southeastern Louisiana, Jessica Messner, Stephen F. Austin, Erin Mosely, Louisiana-Monroe, Missy Payne, Northwestern State, Erin Spizale, Southeastern Louisiana, Tiffany Swingler, Northwestern State, Linn Vilson, Southeastern Louisiana,