Coaches give Furman edge over Samford

[SOUTHERN: Women] Furman edged Samford by just one point in the Southern Conference women’s coaches preseason poll. The Paladins also led the way with five selections, including Stephanie DeVita, the reigning SoCon Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, on the SoCon preseason all-conference team.

Southern Preseason Poll:
1. Furman (5) 94
2. Samford (4) 93
3. UNC Greensboro (2) 85
4. Davidson 65
5. Elon 63
6. Appalachian State 58
7. Georgia Southern 46
8. Western Carolina 39
9. The Citadel 30
10. Wofford 21
11. Chattanooga 11

Preseason All-Southern Team:
F Mariana Garcia, The Citadel
F Stephanie DeVita, Furman
F Brittany Hoffman, Samford
MF Caitlin Shelton, Furman
MF Hannah Stanifer, Furman
MF Michelle Moll, Samford
D Olivia Mackey, Elon
D Ali Simpson, Furman
D Katie Danehy, Samford
GK Rose Hull, Furman
GK Jamie Simmons, UNCG
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