YORK, Pa. – With the Salisbury University women's basketball season tipping off November 15 at DeSales University, the Sea Gulls can head on the road as the top contender in the Capital Athletic Conference entering into the 2014-15 season, the league announced Wednesday.
Salisbury, who finished the season last year 18-9, 12-4 in the CAC, was almost unanimously picked by the nine coaches throughout the league, receiving eight first-place votes and 80 points to take the top spot in the preseason poll.
With three-time all-conference guards Anna Hackett and Sarah Seipp, both who have eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in their careers, along with four other returning seniors, the Gulls bring back experience and depth to the team.
Hackett returns as the second-leading scorer in the conference last season, with 16.4 points per game, while Seipp ranked fourth with 16.2. Hackett sits 10th on the all-time scoring list in the program with 1,241 points, while she is fifth in assists with 384. Seipp led the Gulls in steals and rebounds last season with 95 and 144, respectively.
Christopher Newport University received two first-place votes and 74 points in the preseason poll to grab the No. 2 spot, while York College of Pennsylvania and the University of Mary Washington tied for the third spot with 59 points apiece. Rounding out the top five is Marymount (Va.) University with 53 points.
The Sea Gulls travel to Center Valley, Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 15 to compete in the DeSales Tip-Off Tournament. First up is Stevens Institute of Technology at 4 p.m., to start up the 2014-15 season.
To view the entire CAC preseason poll, click here.
To view the preseason video put together by the CAC, click here.