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Women's Lacrosse Picked Sixth in ODAC Preseason Poll

anna o'hara, kristen stark, phoebe hart and sarah yashinskie with the ODAC logo

FOREST, Va. - The Bridgewater College women's lacrosse team has been picked sixth in the 2019 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.

Familiarity reigns at the top the ODAC women's lacrosse preseason poll with the same two teams occupying the top two positions for the fourth straight season. Nine-time defending champion Washington & Lee sits #1 with a chart-topping 81 points including nine first place votes. Randolph-Macon ranks second with 71 tallies including the remaining first place nod.

Member rosters are stocked with returning All-ODAC honorees from 2018, with 24 of the 39 award winners set to return. 

Bridgewater (11-6, 4-4 in 2018) returns five All-ODAC standouts. The Eagles feature a trio of second teamers in attack Kristen Stark, midfielder Sarah Yashinskie, and goalkeeper Mikaela Brooks. They also welcome back attack Anna O'Hara and defender Mackenzie Parcell, who both garnered third team honors. 

The 2019 campaign begins with non-conference play on Saturday, February 9 (BC will open on Feb. 16 at Marymount). The first ODAC contest is slated for Tuesday, March 19. The conference tournament begins with quarterfinal action on Wednesday, May 1. The semifinals and finals will be hosted by the top seed on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5.

Listed below is the complete 2019 ODAC Women's Lacrosse Preseason Poll. For more information on ODAC women's lacrosse, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the ODAC's home on the Internet at Don't forget to become a fan of the ODAC on Facebook and follow @odacathletics on Twitter and Instagram.

1. Washington & 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.