Colonels ranked 12th in United Soccer Coaches preseason poll
Published 9:32 am Friday, August 9, 2019
Centre College Athletics
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Centre women’s soccer checks in at No. 12 in the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll, announced this week.
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Coming off a stellar 2018 campaign, which saw the Colonels go 21-1 while finishing the regular season undefeated and untied, Centre enters 2019 eyeing a ninth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Centre reached the NCAA “Sweet 16” for the third time in the past five seasons last year, and ultimately matched Washington Univ. with a Division III-high .955 winning percentage.
The Colonels return three All-Americans in Jessie Turner, Alana Hughes and Averi Faulk, as well as Southern Athletic Association Newcomer of the Year, Cameron Zak.
In addition, returners Meghan Paynter and Sarah Stodghill are coming off all-region accolades in 2018.
Centre opens the season Aug. 30 at home against Covenant, with first kick scheduled for 7 p.m.