UNCG fourth in coaches poll; Boone earns preseason honors
SPARTANBURG, SC – The Southern Conference
women’s basketball coaches picked UNC Greensboro to finish
fourth in the pre-season poll announced Tuesday afternoon. Senior
guard Kristen Boone was also named to the preseason all-conference
Chattanooga was picked to win the conference after sharing the regular season title and winning the league tournament last season. The Lady Mocs collected seven first-place votes for 79 points giving them the top spot in the poll. Western Carolina earned three first-place votes for a 75 point total to finish in second place.
Davidson earned the third place nod and UNCG, who finished with a 20-10, 13-5 SoCon record last year, took fourth place. Georgia Southern and Appalachian State were predicted to finish in fifth and sixth place, respectively while Wofford, Elon, Furman and College of Charleston round out the poll.
Six schools were represented on the pre-season all-conference team, which features preseason Player of the Year, Alex Anderson from Chattanooga. Anderson earned Southern Conference Player of the Year honors last season and was named Most Valuable Player of the Southern Conference Championships.
Also making the preseason all-conference squad are Chattanooga’s Laura Hall and Brooke Hand. Western Carolina, who shared the regular season title with Chattanooga last season, also placed three players on the team. Guards Monique Dawson and Chevon Keith and center Brooke Johnson all earned pre-season honors.
UNCG’s Boone, Georgia Southern’sTiffany Brown, Katie Hamilton from Davidson and Whitney Tossie of Appalachian State were also selected to the all-conference squad.
The UNCG women’s team will host an exhibition game on Friday night against St. Paul’s at 7 pm in Fleming Gym. The Spartans tip off the 2007-08 season Nov. 11, when they head to Raleigh, NC, to take on North Carolina State.
Coaches’ Preseason All-Conference
Alex Anderson, Chattanooga
Kristen Boone, UNC Greensboro
Tiffany Brown, Georgia Southern
Monique Dawson, Western Carolina
Laura Hall, Chattanooga
Brooke Hand, Chattanooga
Katie Hamilton, Davidson
Brooke Johnson, Western Carolina
Chevon Keith, Western Carolina
Whitney Tossie, Appalachian State
Preseason Player of the Year: Alex Anderson, Chattanooga
Coaches’ Preseason Poll
1. Chattanooga (7) 79
2. Western Carolina (3) 75
3. Davidson 60
4. UNC Greensboro 54
5. Georgia Southern 52
6. Appalachian State 33
7. Wofford 31
8. Elon 25
9. Furman 24
10. College of Charleston 17
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