FREELAND, Mich. – The 2019 Adrian College women's soccer team has been selected to finish second in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) according to the preseason coaches' poll, receiving three first-place votes.
Despite being pegged as the regular-season runner-up, the Bulldogs look to collect another conference championship and partake in their second-ever NCAA tournament. The 2018 season saw a 14-6-1 mark, with a 7-1 record in the MIAA.
AC took its second conference title in 2018, with the program's first coming in 2011, after defeating Hope 1-0 off a looping header by now-sophomore McKenna Mahoney in the early-goings of the championship match.
For the first time since the 2011 season, the Bulldogs saw five student-athletes named to all-conference teams, four of which owned first team spots. Alumna Rachel Rodeheffer along with Caroline Fleming, Megan Louwers and Ayverie Giller were all first-team honorees with Mahoney tallying a second-team nod.
Picked to finish first this season is Hope, which owned six first-place votes for 62 points, just three ahead of Adrian's 59 points.
To follow is Calvin with 47 points and Albion with 45. Selected to round out the bottom-half of the conference, in order, is Kalamazoo (34), Olivet (27), Tine (21), Saint Mary's (18) and Alma (11).
This season's MIAA play is set to begin at 4 p.m. on Oct. 1, as the Bulldogs host Olivet in Docking Stadium.
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