FOREST, Va. - The Shenandoah University women's basketball team is the No. 9 selection of the ODAC coaches in pre-season poll results released Thursday as part of the league's annual media day.
SU is four points back of No. 8 Washington and Lee.
The Hornets finished ninth in the 2017-18 regular season standings last season and advanced to the ODAC quarterfinals for the second straight year with a 76-68 win over eighth-seeded Eastern Mennonite in the opening round of the tournament.
Randolph-Macon is the pre-season pick to win it all again in 2019 with 139 points and seven first-place votes. The Yellow Jackets are three points clear of 2018 regular season champ Emory and Henry. The Wasps have 136 points and the remaining six first-place votes.
Voting was done on a 12-1 basis with coaches unable to vote for their own teams in the poll.
Shenandoah opens its 2018-19 season on November 10 with a 2 p.m. non-league home game versus Hood College.
The ODAC opener is Sunday, November 25 versus E&H.
2018-19 ODAC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PRESEASON POLL
(#) Denotes First Place Votes
|1. Randolph-Macon (7)||139 pts.|
|2. Emory and Henry (6)||136 pts.|
|3. Lynchburg||122 pts.|
|4. Guilford||105 pts.|
|5. Virginia Wesleyan||94 pts.|
|6. Bridgewater||83 pts.|
|7. Eastern Mennonite||74 pts.|
|8. Washington and Lee||64 pts.|
|9. Shenandoah||60 pts.|
|10. Roanoke||54 pts.|
|11. Ferrum||47 pts.|
|12. Randolph College||23 pts.|
|13. Hollins||13 pts.|