NEW YORK – After opening the season 5-0 for the first time since the 2005-06 season, the Salisbury University women's basketball team has made it into the top 25 of the USA Today coaches' poll, landing at No. 24.
The Sea Gulls have made strides each season under Head Coach Kelly Lewandowski the past three seasons, and it is paying off in her fourth year at the helm, after concluding last week with its fifth win in an 80-70 victory over Stevenson University.
The women are posting a +13.3 scoring margin against their first-five opponents. Led by the two leading scorers in senior guards Anna Hackett and Sarah Seipp, the Gulls are averaging 69.6 points per game. Hackett is putting up 21.8 points per game, while Seipp is chipping in 15.2. Both have earned Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week accolades so far this season.
The Gulls are the only team in the CAC to make this week's ranking, while Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham maintains the top spot in the nation with an unblemished 5-0 record.
Salisbury opens up conference play on Wednesday, December 3, as the Gulls travel to St. Mary's College of Maryland for a 6 p.m., tip.