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2014 MWLC Preseason Coaches' Poll released

Thursday, February 06, 2014
by MWLC Sports Info.

Augustana was picked to win the 2014 Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference (MWLC) title according to the preseason coaches' poll released Wednesday.

The Vikings (17-4, 8-0 MWLC) placed first in the poll with 111 points, including 10 first place votes. Augustana earned the MWLC regular season and tournament crowns in its first year as a conference member last spring.

Carthage (11-7, 6-2 MWLC) placed second in the poll with 94 points after earning a spot in the MWLC tournament last season.

North Central (12-5, 7-1 MWLC) (93 points) and Concordia (Wis.) (7-8, 5-3 MWLC) (79 points) placed third and fourth respectively after earning a spot in
the MWLC tournament a year ago.

The College of Mount St. Joseph (7-6, 4-4 MWLC) was fifth with 78 points, while Beloit (4-7, 2-6 MWLC) was sixth with 64 points and one first place vote.

Aurora (5-10, 3-5 MWLC) (59 points), Fontbonne (2-9, 1-7 MWLC) (46 points) and Benedictine (1-11, 0- 8 MWLC) (41 points) finished seventh, eighth and ninth respectively.

Loras (35 points) and Dubuque (26 points) enter the poll at 10th and 11th as both teams enter their inaugural season.

The 2014 season opens on February 22. The MWLC portion of the schedule will begin on March 8 with the MWLC Tournament slated for May 2-3.

2014 MWLC Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Team Points (first place votes)

1. Augustana 111 (10)

2. Carthage 94

3. North Central 93

4. Concordia (WI) 79

5. Mount 78

6. Beloit 64 (1)

7. Aurora 59

8. Fontbonne 46

9. Benedictine 41

10. Loras 35

11. Dubuque 26

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