WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Women's Soccer program is looking to improve from a 2013-14 season which saw an overall record of 2-15. With Coach Joe Townsend at the helm for his 3rd season, they are looking nowhere but up. Before every season the head coaches of the Mid-South Conference (MSC) gather to vote for the Preseason MSC Coaches’ poll for each team in the conference. This year, the Patriots were picked to finish 7th in the MSC, an improvement from last year’s 8th place preseason poll.
Once again, Lindsey Wilson was picked to finish 1st with 47 total voting points and five of eight 1st place votes. Defending regular season champions Cumberland University came in 2nd with 44 total voting points and the remaining three 1st place votes. Campbellsville University came in 3rd with 32 voting points followed by a tie for 4th between Georgetown College and St. Catharine with 28 voting points. Shawnee State was 6th with 23 voting points and University of Pikeville rounded out the team in 8th with 10 voting points.
The squad isn’t letting the poll bring them down though. Coach Townsend said, “We are excited to begin the new season. We don’t base our expectations on our rankings as they are mainly focused on last season’s results and not what we know we can achieve this year.”
The Patriots won’t go down without a fight and will continue to strive for excellence. The ladies start their season at Berea College for a preseason scrimmage on Aug. 21 at 5 pm. They will return home Aug. 30 to face Tennessee Wesleyan for their regular season opener at 12 pm.