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LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Right now (Friday, August 20), the Pennsylvania Condition Athletic Convention (PSAC) announced the 2021 preseason women’s soccer coaches’ poll and the Lock Haven College women’s soccer workforce was picked to end the 2021 year in seventh position out of 9 in the Jap Division.
 
Bloomsburg was tabbed the beloved in the East following acquiring six of the nine initial spot votes. West Chester was picked 2nd and collected the remaining a few initially-area votes, whilst East Stroudsburg rounded out the prime-3. Millersville and Kutztown were being placed fourth and fifth, respectively and Shippensburg slid into the sixth-position location, just above the Bald Eagles. Rounding out the division in eighth and ninth position was Mansfield and Shepherd.
 
In the West, the 2019 champions Slippery Rock took the pole placement with six very first-location votes. Just at the rear of in next was Mercyhurst, who gained two 1st-position votes, and acquiring the final 1st-position vote in third was Gannon. Edinboro and IUP placed fourth and fifth, although Pitt-Johnstown and Seton Hill put sixth and seventh, respectively. At last, picked 8 was California (Pa.) and in ninth was Clarion.
Full poll benefits under.
 
For the Bald Eagles, the 2021 period will mark LHU’s initially motion due to the fact 2019 immediately after the COVID-19 pandemic halted the 2020 time. Lock Haven completed the 2019 season 4-11-2 with wins around Shepherd, Shippensburg and two victories in excess of Mansfield. LHU capped off the 2019 period with a thrilling 2-1 win around Mansfield.
 
For head mentor Maggie Kuhn, 2019 was her initially year in demand of the Bald Eagles and she will glimpse to a main group of veterans, along with two new lessons of freshmen to pave the way for achievements in her next year at the helm.
 
LHU returns a massive chunk of its scoring firepower from 2019 in its two top rated purpose scorers. Senior Josie Swartz controls the Bald Eagle assault through the midfield and led the group in factors, scoring 4 moments and adding two helps. Then-freshman ahead Marley Sprenkel made an instantaneous impression, matching the crew most effective as she identified the again of the net 4 times as well.
 
Defensively, The Haven return a mainstay on the back line in senior Taylor Moritz. Moritz begun all 17 online games for the Bald Eagles and together with her stout defending was a catalyst for the offensive assault notching a group-high 4 assists and even including a single goal. Also returning to bolster the LHU protection is Chyanne Cook dinner. As a genuine-freshman in 2019, Prepare dinner started out 13 games for the Bald Eagles and swiftly observed her footing to come to be a solid defender for The Haven.
 
The Bald Eagles will be bolstered by the 2021 recruiting course which options nine gifted new freshmen, and an extraordinary 22 university student-athletes from the 2020 class, who are keen to make an impact for LHU.
 
Lock Haven will open up the 2021 season at property on Thursday, September 2 when the Bald Eagles host Pitt-Johnstown at 2:30 p.m. The Bald Eagles received the previous matchup among the groups, 2-, back in 2018, having a target from Swartz, who was a freshman at the time. Following a September 4 matchup at California (Pa.), LHU then kicks off PSAC East Division participate in when The Haven travels to Shippensburg on September 11.
 
Entire PSAC Poll Effects
 
EAST
1.     Bloomsburg (6)
2.     West Chester (3)
3.     East Stroudsburg
4.     Millersville
5.     Kutztown
6.     Shippensburg
7.     Lock Haven
8.     Mansfield
9.     Shepherd
 
WEST
1.     Slippery Rock (6)
2.     Mercyhurst (2)
3.     Gannon (1)
4.     Edinboro
5.     IUP
6.     Pitt-Johnstown
7.     Seton Hill
8.     Cal U
9.     Clarion