TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology women's soccer team has been picked to finish sixth in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference this season, in a preseason poll of league coaches released August 16.
The Fightin' Engineers are coming off a 2015 campaign that saw the team finsh fifth in the HCAC, posting an overall record of 9-9 and 5-4 in the HCAC. Coach Amy Helliwell's squad went 4-1 in their last five contests of the 2015 season, outscoring their opponents 14-4. In 2015, the Fightin' Engineers allowed just 20 goals for a 1.10 goals against average.
Hanover was picked to defend its 2015 HCAC Conference Tournament Championship with eight of a possible ten first-place votes. Franklin, which earned a share of the HCAC Regular Season Title and lost in the HCAC Tournament Championship game to Hanover, was picked to finish second aand received two first place votes.
Mount St. Jospeh was picked to finish third followed by Transylvania, Anderson and Rose-Hulman. Bluffton was picked to finish seventh, rounded out by Manchester, Earlham, and Defiance.
The Fightin' Engineers open the 2016 regular season on Thursday September 1 at 5:30 when Rose-Hulman host Principia.
2016 HCAC Women's Soccer PRESEASON POLL
|Finish||Team||First Place Votes||2015 Overall Record||2015 HCAC Record|
|3||Mount St. Joseph||72||10-6-3||5-2-2|