Roanoke Picked 6th in ODAC Field Hockey Preseason Poll

Roanoke Picked 6th in ODAC Field Hockey Preseason Poll
FOREST, Va. --- Roanoke College was picked sixth in the ODAC Field Hockey Preseason Poll announced Wednesday afternoon.  Lynchburg earned top billing, gaining eight of the nine first-place votes.

The 2011 field hockey season marks the first inclusion of Shenandoah University as a competing ODAC program.  The Hornets are slated to become a full-time member of the ODAC in all sponsored sports for the 2012-13 academic year, but join the league's ranks in field hockey and men's and women's indoor and outdoor track for 2011-12.

Roanoke (2-13, 1-6) enjoys the return of its all-conference selection from 2010 in All-ODAC Second Team midfielder Lee Sheldon (1g, 3a, 8 def. saves).  Goalkeeper Cristina Scichilone (5.08gaa, 152sv) returns to her familiar post, and leading score Lianna Hachborn (5g) is back in Salem for a second year.

Listed below is the 2011 ODAC Field Hockey Preseason Poll.  For more information, visit any of the participating schools' websites, or go to the ODAC's home on the Internet at  Don't forget to become a fan of the ODAC on Facebook by clicking HERE.  You can also follow the ODAC on Twitter by clicking HERE.

(#) Denotes First Place Votes
1. Lynchburg (8)
64 pts.
2. Randolph-Macon
53 pts.
3. Washington and Lee (1)
51 pts.
4. Eastern Mennonite
46 pts.
5. Bridgewater
29 pts.
6. Roanoke
27 pts.
7. Virginia Wesleyan
23 pts.
8. Shenandoah
22 pts.
9. Sweet Briar
9 pts.