Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/27/09
Women’s lacrosse will be a sponsored sport in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) for the first time in 2009, and Philadelphia University has been selected to win the regular-season championship according to a coaches’ balloting.
The Rams collected four of the six first-place votes in the inaugural preseason poll, while Georgian Court was tabbed first on two ballots. The six CACC women’s lacrosse head coaches conducted the voting.
Philadelphia went 12-5 overall last year and 2-4 as a member of the East Coast Conference while winning all six games against teams that are now members of the CACC. The Rams, guided by first-year head coach George Chis-Luca.
Georgian Court picked up two first-place votes and was just two points behind Philadelphia with 32. The Lions went 11-5 last season, including a 6-2 mark against current CACC members.
Wilmington finished third in the poll with 22 points after compiling a 9-6 record last season. Chestnut Hill was picked fourth with 17 points, Dominican was fifth with 11 points and Holy Family was selected sixth with 10 points. Holy Family is fielding a women’s lacrosse team for the first time.
Georgian Court will host the inaugural CACC Women’s Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26 in Lakewood, NJ. It will be a four-team single-elimination tournament.
CACC Women’s Lacrosse 2009 Preseason Poll
School 2008 Record Points
1. Philadelphia (4) 12-5 34
2. Georgian Court (2) 11-5 32
3. Wilmington 9-6 22
4. Chestnut Hill 4-11 17
5. Dominican 2-12 11
6. Holy Family 10
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