Women's Soccer Picked to Finish 5th in East Division Preseason

Women's Soccer Picked to Finish 5th in East Division Preseason

The USA South Athletic Conference's women's soccer coaches have released their 2019 preseason polls. Each divisional preseason poll only includes votes from coaches within that particular division-only. Head coaches do not vote for their own teams in the balloting.


The 2019 NC Wesleyan women's soccer team, led by head coach Beverly Biancur, was chosen to finish 5th out of nine teams in the East Division Preseason Poll released Wednesday afternoon. The Bishops are coming off a 4-9-1 season where they went 2-5 in conference with 21 goals scored on the season. Wesleyan, unfortunately, fell 2-1 to rival Methodist in the first round of the conference tournament.

The Lady Bishops will open their season with a home scrimmage vs. Div. II Barton College on Sunday at 3 PM before heading to Cary for two games at the Meredith College Classic on Aug. 30-31 to face Shenandoah (Va.) and Southern Virginia Universities.

The women will then head to New Jersey the following weekend for two more games before returning home on Sept. 14 for their home opener at 4:00 vs. Bridgewater College (Va.).

The 2019 USA South Women's Soccer Tournament will once again be conducted exclusively on campus sites. The top-six seeded teams from each division will advance to the tournament.


2019 USA South Women's Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll
East Division
Rank Institution (1st Place Votes) Pts.
1. Pfeiffer* (6) 62
2. Greensboro^ (3) 54
3. Methodist 51
4. Salem 40
5. N.C. Wesleyan 36
6. Meredith 33 
7. Averett 23
8. William Peace 16
9. Mary Baldwin 9
*Ineligible for USA South Tournament (Div. III Reclassifying Member)
^Defending Division Champion