Women’s soccer ranked 17th in United Soccer Coaches preseason poll

Women’s soccer ranked 17th in United Soccer Coaches preseason poll

United Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo women's soccer team, the Sunshine State Conference defending champions, open the 2017 season up as the 17th ranked program in the United Soccer Coaches Division II preseason poll, announced Thursday, August 3 by the organization.

The Lions went 13-4-1 last season on their way to capturing both the SSC regular season and tournament titles before hosting the first and second round of the NCAA Division II Women's Soccer South Regional at University Soccer Field. Saint Leo was joined by SSC foe Barry as the two lone conference schools ranked in the preseason as the Buccaneers came in at No. 16. 

At home, Saint Leo held a 9-2-1 record with a 7-1-1 record in the SSC. The Lions will look to kick off their season with a road trip to Memphis, Tenn. to take on Christian Brothers on Sept. 1 and West Alabama on Sept. 3.

Saint Leo returns home on Sept. 16 to open their home portion and Sunshine State Conference play with Embry-Riddle at 7 p.m.

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