GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College was picked seventh in the 2010 Old
Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Preseason Womenâ€™s Basketball Poll.
League officials released the rankings at Thursdayâ€™s annual media day at the
Salem (Va.) Civic Center. Guilford received 64 points in the 11-team poll.
Defending league champion Washington and Lee University sits atop the
preseason poll and received six first-place votes. Two other schools earned
first-place votes, Roanoke College (4) and Randolph-Macon College (1), who
are ranked second and third, respectively.
The Quakers lost nine letterwinners from a year ago, including four
starters, and will look to a fairly young roster to improve on last seasonâ€™s
14-12 record (11-9 ODAC). Junior guard *Jazlyn Gibbs (**Greensboro,
Guilford (USC-Aiken)) *and senior guard *Lauren LeFevers (**Claremont,
N.C./Bunker Hill) *lead coach *Stephanie Flamini’s *Quakers. *Gibbs* led the
team in scoring last year with 12.4 points per game. *LeFevers* returns as
the lone senior and captain of this yearâ€™s squad. She is also the team’s
leading three-point shooter. The Quakers will expect contribution from a
host of freshmen in the frontcourt, five of whom are 5-11 or taller.
The Quakers open their 38th basketball season Nov. 15 against
crosstown-rival Greensboro College in the Greensboro Coliseum at 6 p.m.
Guilford opens ODAC play against preseason-favorite Washington and Lee Nov.
23. The annual Pink Zone Game will take place on Feb. 5 when the Quakers
host league-rival Virginia Wesleyan College.
*20010-11 ODAC Women’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll *(*first-place
votes in parentheses)*
1. Washington and Lee (6) 115
2. Roanoke (4) 110
3. Randolph-Macon (1) 97
4. Bridgewater 83
5. Eastern Mennonite 76
6. Virginia Wesleyan 70
*7. Guilford 64 *
8. Lynchburg 44
9. Emory & Henry 30
10. Hollins 26
11. Randolph 1
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