Date: August 24, 2006
W&L FIELD HOCKEY CHOSEN SECOND IN ODAC PRESEASON COACHES POLL
SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its field hockey preseason coaches poll on Thursday and Washington and Lee was picked second among the conference's nine teams.
In a close battle for the first-place nod, W&L received three first place votes, while Virginia Wesleyan edged out the Generals with five first-place votes to take the top spot. Lynchburg rounded out the top three by earning one first-place vote.
Last year, the Generals, in just their sixth season as a varsity program, claimed their first ODAC Championship, first berth to the NCAA Tournament and set a school record for wins in a season (15-6, 7-1 ODAC).
W&L opens the 2006 season against Rhodes at Centre College in Danville, Ky., on Sat. Sept. 9 at noon.
1. Virginia Wesleyan (5)
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