The Gannon University women’s soccer team was picked to finish fourth in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, according to the preseason coaches’ poll released Wednesday.
The Knights, who tied with California in the poll, lead the two other area PSAC teams in the rankings.
Edinboro was selected seventh, while Mercyhurst came in 12th in the 17-team league.
West Chester topped the rankings, after reaching the NCAA Division II quarterfinals last season.
Gannon finished the 2014 season with a 9-9 overall record and 9-7 mark in the conference. The Knights won four of their final five matches to secure a fourth straight PSAC Tournament berth.
PSAC Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1. West Chester
2. East Stroudsburg
5. Slippery Rock
8. Indiana (Pa.)
9. Seton Hill
14. Lock Haven