Lady Saints Ranked #20 in NJCAA Poll
KSCB News - October 30, 2014 6:19 am
On the heels of a very successful 2013-2014 campaign in which they were ranked in all 12 NJCAA Top 20 polls from start to end, the Seward County Lady Saints will open the 2014-2015 season ranked #20 according to the NJCAA’s preseason poll.
The Lady Saints will be a mix of youth and experience this season as Seward returns three players that made significant impacts last season while also bringing back a pair of redshirts from the 2013-2014 squad. The Lady Saints roster will be comprised of three sophomores, two redshirt freshman, and six true freshmen.
Seward’s schedule will test them early and often as they take on four teams ranked in the top 10, as well as two other ranked squads and a host of other schools expected to compete for their respective region titles. The Lady Saints face a treacherous first five games of the year as they go up against four perennial contenders from Texas as well as a Murray State squad that should provide a good test.
Seward opens the season Friday at home against Hill in the Pepsi Classic and will battle Murray State Saturday to wrap up the classic. Both contests begin at 6:00 and free tickets are available at Pepsi, First National Bank, Pizza Hut, and Hutch’s in Liberal.
Two other Jayhawk West schools join the Lady Saints in the preseason top 20 as Hutchinson checks in at #2 and Butler at #9 while Trinity Valley tops the list at #1 and #3 Tyler, #4 Chipola, and #5 Central Arizona round out the top 5.