Wesleyan Tabbed To Win MEC Women's Soccer Title

Wesleyan Tabbed To Win MEC Women's Soccer Title
BRIDGEPORT -- West Virginia Wesleyan has been selected by a vote of the league's coaches as the preseason favorite to win the 2016 Mountain East Conference women's soccer championship.

The Lady Bobcats finished first in the poll with 51 points and six first-place votes. WVWC swept last year's MEC regular season and tournament titles and finished the year with a 17-1-3 record while earning an NCAA Tournament bid. 

Wesleyan will start the season ranked 22 in the nation by the NSCCA.

Notre Dame and Charleston tied for second in the preseason poll with 55 points and each received a first-place vote. Shepherd was picked fourth with 40 points, followed by Urbana and West Liberty in a tie for fifth with 31 points. Concord (22), Wheeling Jesuit (18) and Fairmont State (11) round out the poll.

2016 MEC Women's Soccer
Preseason Poll
1. West Virginia Wesleyan (6) 61
2. Notre Dame (1) 55
  Charleston (1) 55
4. Shepherd 40
5. West Liberty 31
  Urbana 31
7. Concord 22
8. Wheeling Jesuit 18
9. Fairmont State 11
() Indicates first place votes
* Coaches not able to vote for own team