HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman women's soccer team has
been selected to finish eighth in the Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference this season, in a preseason poll of league
coaches released Tuesday.
Hanover College and Transylvania University were picked
first and second, respectively, with two first-place votes and just
four poll points separating the two squads.
Earlham was picked third, followed by Bluffton,
Manchester, Mount St. Joseph and Franklin. Rose-Hulman earned
the eighth slot, followed by Defiance and
Rose-Hulman features the return of seven starters and 10
letter winners from the 2011 squad this fall. Seniors
Ally Nelson (Mooresville) and Amy Schleter
(Knoxville, Tenn./Karns) provide the most returning
experience, with juniors Cassie Cox (Louisville,
Ky./Manual), Rachel Johnstone (Loveland, Ohio) and
Amanda Kingman (Plano, Texas) returning for their
third year on the squad.
Rose-Hulman opens the season with a home match against
North Park University on Saturday September 1 at noon.