Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) women's soccer team has been picked third in the preseason Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) coaches' poll, it was announced on Wednesday.
The Bulldogs finished the 2011 season with an (11-6-1) overall record, posting a (10-3) record within the NSIC.
UMD graduated just one letter winner from last year's squad and returns all three of its top scorers. The Bulldogs open up play in the 2012 season August 30 on the road to Northern Michigan.
Below are listed the full results from the preseason NSIC coaches' poll, with a team's respective first-place votes in parentheses.
2012 PRESEASON NSIC COACHES' POLL
1. Minnesota State-Mankato (11)
2. Winona State (5)
4. St. Cloud State
6. Bemidji State
7. University of Mary
8. Upper Iowa
9. Concordia-St. Paul
10. Minot State
11. Southwest Minnesota State
12. Minnesota State-Moorhead
13. Wayne State
14. Sioux Falls
15. Northern State