Southland Conference Releases Soccer Poll
Aug. 14, 2002
PLANO, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack soccer team was picked to finish fourth in the Southland Conference by the league coaches, and fifth by league sports information directors, announced the SLC Wednesday afternoon.
Southwest Texas was the preseason pick for league champion with five first-place votes and 35 points. Southeastern Louisiana was picked second with the other two first-place votes and 31points. SFA received 17 points and was picked right behind Northwestern State (26 points).
In a poll of the league sports information directors, the Ladyjacks received 24 points and were picked to finish fifth. The Bobcats were picked to win the SLC title, receiving six first-place votes and 48 points. SWT was followed by Southeastern Louisiana, who received 41 points and the other first-place vote.
The Ladyjacks kick-off the 2002 season Saturday, Aug. 31 against Louisiana State. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., from Homer Bryce Stadium.
2002 Southland Conference Soccer Preseason Polls
Head Coaches Sports Information Directors School (First-Place Votes) Points School (First-Place Votes) Points 1. Southwest Texas (5) 35 1. Southwest Texas (6) 48 2. Southeastern Louisiana (2) 31 2. Southeastern Louisiana (1) 41 3. Northwestern State 26 3. Northwestern State 28 4. Stephen F. Austin 17 4. Louisiana-Monroe 27 5. Louisiana-Monroe 16 5. Stephen F. Austin 24 6. McNeese State 14 6. McNeese State 21 7. Nicholls State 9 7. Nicholls State 7