Thundering Herd Women’s Soccer Pegged to Finish Ninth in Preseason Poll

Aug. 7, 2017

IRVING, Texas – Marshall’s women’s soccer team was predicted to finish ninth in the preseason poll, the league announced Monday.

The top eight teams in the conference make the C-USA Tournament, which will be held from Nov. 1-5 in Boca Raton, Fla.

The Thundering Herd did not have any selections for the preseason All-C-USA team.

Last season, Marshall finished the year with a 6-7-4 (4-4-2 C-USA) overall record and a ninth-place finish in the league, narrowly missing the C-USA Tournament. The Herd had two players on the All-C-USA team, Sydney Arnold (2013-16) and current sophomore Jordan Sackaris.

The Herd is set to play its first exhibition of the season at Eastern Kentucky on Aug. 9 in Richmond, Ky.

The Preseason All-Conference USA poll is listed below.

1. North Texas (8)
T2. Charlotte (5)
T2. Rice (1)
4.  Florida Atlantic
5.  WKU
6.  Old Dominion
7.  LA Tech
8.  UTEP
9.  Marshall
10.  UTSA
11.  Middle Tennessee
12.  FIU
13.  Southern Miss
14.  UAB

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