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Doane Picked Fifth in GPAC Race

Doane was picked to finish fifth this season by the GPAC coaches in the preseason poll released by the conference this week.  The Tigers finished 17-15 overall and 9-9 in GPAC last year.  The Tigers return five starters from last year's team.  Lindsay Anderson earned Second Team All-American honors with Vanessa Munter, Hannah Helman and Brittany Lurz picked up All-Conference honors.  Amy Fox returns after starting 20 games.

Morningside College was the preseason favorite by the coaches, collecting 10 first-place votes.  Hastings College received two first-place votes and defending NAIA champion Northwestern College received the last first-place vote.  Below is the complete preseason poll.

Place

School

Points

First Place Votes

1.

Morningside

142

10

2.

Hastings

129

2

3.

Concordia

123

 

4.

Northwestern

108

1

5.

Doane

94

 

6.

Dakota Wesleyan

85

 

7.

Briar Cliff

70

 

8.

Sioux Falls

68

 

9.

Dordt

61

 

10.

Mount Marty

59

 

11.

Midland Lutheran

33

 

12.

Dana

24

 

13.

Nebraska Wesleyan

18