Women's lacrosse checks in third in preseason poll

Alicia Sandoval playing in a lacrosse game

Forest, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's women's lacrosse team took the No. 3 spot in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's annual survey of head coaches, the league office announced Friday.

Defending conference champion Washington and Lee led the 10-team ballot, receiving the maximum possible 81 points and nine first-place votes. Randolph-Macon, picked second, garnered the other first-place nod and 71 points in the poll. Lynchburg totaled 65 points, well ahead of fourth-place Shenandoah's 56.

RELATED: 2019 ODAC women's lacrosse preseason poll

The Hornets enter the 17th season under head coach Bruce Reid's tutelage looking to build on last year's 9-8 campaign during which they went 6-2 in ODAC play.

Lynchburg returns three All-ODAC performers, led by senior attackman Alicia Sandoval (Montclair, Va.), who earned a first-team nod in 2018. Senior defender Allie O'Leary (Salisbury, Md.) and junior attackman Kelsi Trevisan (West Chester, Pa.) earned second-team honors.

The Hornets open the 2019 season on the road at No. 8 Mary Washington Saturday, Feb. 23 at noon before returning home to debut on Shellenberger Field Saturday, March 2 at 1 p.m. against Frostburg State.

RELATED: 2019 Lynchburg women's lacrosse schedule

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2019 ODAC WOMEN'S LACROSSE PRESEASON POLL

1. Washington and Lee University (9)

81 pts.

2. Randolph-Macon College (1)

71 pts.

3. University of Lynchburg

65 pts.

4. Shenandoah University

56 pts.

5. Roanoke College

48 pts.

6. Bridgewater College

42 pts.

7. Virginia Wesleyan University

35 pts.

8. Guilford College

26 pts.

9. Ferrum College

16 pts.

10. Randolph College

10 pts.

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Sun May 12
Final
7 No. 17 Lynchburg
4 at No. 1 Va. Wesleyan
NCAA Tournament - Virginia Beach Regional
Sun May 12
Final
2 No. 1 Va. Wesleyan
4 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
@ Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, Va. NCAA Tournament - Virginia Beach Regional
Fri May 17
Final
2 No. 18 Emory
7 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
NCAA Tournament - Lynchburg Super Regional - Game 1
Sat May 18
Final
9 No. 18 Emory
5 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
NCAA Tournament - Lynchburg Super Regional - Game 2
Sat May 18
Final
10 No. 18 Emory
8 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
NCAA Tournament - Lynchburg Super Regional - Game 3
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Wed Aug 21
7:30 PM
Randolph
vs. Lynchburg
Scrimmage
Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
5:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational
Sun Sep 08
3:30 PM
Regent
vs. Lynchburg
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Sat Aug 31
11:00 AM
Lynchburg
vs. Johns Hopkins
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sun Sep 01
3:00 PM
Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sat Sep 07
12:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
1:00 PM
Kalamazoo
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
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