Newcomer Denver is overwhelming favorite
[SUMMIT: Women] Newcomer Denver, which reached the NCAA Tournament third round, is favored to capture the 2013 Summit League championship in a poll of the eight
The Pioneers welcome back two of its top three scorers from that team in Kristen Hamilton (14 goals, 7 assists) and Nicholette DiGiacomo (7 goals, 9 assists).
Fort Wayne was picked second after advancing to its first league championship match a year ago. The Mastodons
return all-tournament team honorees Rachel Good and Sydney Hoareau along with goalkeeper Sam Pavlika.
Preseason Summit Poll:
1. Denver 49 (7) 17-3-4 (6-0-2 WAC)
2. Fort Wayne 39 (1) 10-8-1 (5-2-1 SL)
Western Illinois 34 13-6-0 (5-3-0 SL)
4. North Dakota State 32 8-10-0 (5-3-0 SL)
5. South Dakota State 30 6-9-2 (4-3-1 SL)
6. Omaha 20 3-15-0 (3-5-0 SL)
7. IUPUI 10 3-14-2
7. South Dakota 10 2-13-3 (1-5-2 SL)
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