Newberry voted eighth, Dillon named preseason all-SAC second team


Newberry voted eighth, Dillon named preseason all-SAC second team
Monday, January 22, 2018 | by Morganne Lander, Athletic Communications Assistant

ROCK HILL – Newberry’s women’s lacrosse team was voted eighth in the 2018 SAC Preseason poll.


The poll is comprised from votes from each team’s head coach. Newberry received 22 points and finished ahead of Mars Hill. Queens took the top spot with 72 points.


Rachel Dillon earned a spot on the 2018 SAC Women’s Lacrosse Preseason All-Conference second team. She led the Wolves in points and shots last season with 58 and 99, respectively. During her sophomore season, Dillon earned second team all-SAC honors and ended the year tied for third for goals in the conference. 


Newberry’s season opener is on Feb. 10 against Columbia College at Setzler Field beginning at 4:00 p.m.


2018 SAC Preseason Poll

Rank

School (first-place votes)

 

Total

1.

Queens (8)

 

72

2.

Wingate (1)

 

60

2.

Lenoir-Rhyne

 

60

4.

Coker

 

50

5.

Tusculum

 

44

6.

Catawba

 

40

7.

Lincoln Memorial

 

30

8.

Newberry

 

22

9.

Mars Hill

 

18

 

2018 SAC Women's Lacrosse Preseason All-Conference Teams

First Team

A – Faith Kent, Coker

A – Hanna Scott, Queens

A – Shannon O'Neal, Wingate

A – Haley McCusker, Coker

MF – Madison Malone, Tusculum

MF – Alyssa Sack, Lenoir-Rhyne

MF – Nicole Hunt, Catawba

MF – Casey Kelly, Lincoln Memorial

D – Cammy Case, Queens

D – Hannah Scott, Catawba

D – Jasmin Singh, Queens

D – Emily Kessler, Lenoir-Rhyne

GK – Arion Pierre, Wingate

Second Team

A – Gianna Pezzulo, Catawba

A – Savannah Elliott, Tusculum

A – Gabby Sousa, Lenoir-Rhyne

A – Ally Blood, Queens

MF – Rachel Elmore, Lenoir-Rhyne

MF – Emily Ketron, Wingate

MF – Zoe Zervos, Lincoln Memorial

MF – Katie Simpson, Queens

D – Becky Frost, Catawba

D – Juliette Cusano, Tusculum

D – Rachel Dillon, Newberry

D – Jasmin Click, Lincoln Memorial

GK – Chase Brokaw, Queens