August 19, 2008

PBC Releases Women's Soccer Preseason Poll

Lady Saints to open regular season against Erskine College

DAHLONEGA, GA – The Peach Belt Conference has released the 2008 women's soccer preseason poll of the league’s head coaches, and North Georgia finds themselves picked to finish 7th in the conference.

The Lady Saints will have one of the toughest schedules in the nation for the 2008 season. The best teams in the country will make their way to the North Georgia Soccer Complex this fall as three teams from last season's NCAA Tournament final 16 will make an appearance in the span of seven days.

North Georgia will play host to Erskine College on August 29, at 4:00 p.m. to open the regular season. The Lady Saints will look to last season's PBC All-Conference performer, Lauren Schenk, and All-Region performer Casey Smith to lead a group of talented young players.

 The 2008 coaches’ poll is listed below. Coaches were not allowed to rank their own teams. The 2008 women’s soccer season begins on Aug. 28 with Peach Belt Conference play beginning Sept. 17 and continuing on to the PBC Tournament which begins on Nov. 4.