Alma, Mich. - The Alma College women's lacrosse team has been picked to finish seventh in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, it was announced today (Friday, Feb. 10) as the league office released its' annual preseason coaches poll.
The Scots received 29 points in the balloting. Calvin College topped the poll with 61 points, including five first-place votes, while Albion College was tabbed second with 56 points, including three first-place votes.
Alma was 6-8 overall in 2016, including 3-5 in conference play, winning its final two games of the season. Junior Shelby Frazer (Holt, Mich./Holt) is the Scots' top returning point-getter from last year, scoring 20 goals and adding seven assists for 27 points. Senior Darby Kahler (Coldwater, Mich./Coldwater), senior Kaitlyn Urick (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbrand West) and junior Katherine Rogers (Farmington Hills, Mich./Farmington Hills) also return after scoring 10 or more goals last season.
Alma opens the 2017 campaign with a three-game trip to the West Coast. The Scots will face Whitman College (Wash.) on February 26, followed by a February 28 meeting at the University of Puget Sound (Wash.). Alma will conclude the trip on March 1 with a contest at Linfield College (Ore.). The Scots play at home for the first time on Tuesday, March 7, when Illinois Institute of Technology visits Bahlke Field.
2017 MIAA Preseason Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Poll
- Calvin - 61 points (5 first-place votes)
- Albion - 56 points (3 first-place votes)
- Hope - 50 points (1 first-place vote)
- Kalamazoo - 36 points
- Saint Mary's - 36 points
- Adrian - 32 points
- Alma - 29 points
- Trine - 16 points
- Olivet - 8 points