In their inaugural season in the Appalachian Athletic Conference, the Brenau University soccer team placed fourth in the 2017 Appalachian Athletic Conference Coaches' Preseason Poll, the conference office announced on Monday.
The Golden Tigers, which received 94 votes in the preseason voting, returns 14 letter winners to the squad, including 2016 SSAC All-Freshman selection Alexis Satterfield.
Preseason favorite and 2016 regular season champion Reinhardt (Ga.) University received 141 points, including nine first place votes, while Tennessee Wesleyan University (130) and Point (Ga.) University (107) rounded out the top three vote getters. Both Reinhardt and Tennessee Wesleyan qualified and competed in the 2016 NAIA National Tournament.
Brenau opens the regular season at home on August 20th against SCAD-Savannah. Conference play begins on September 20th at Union (Ky.) College.
For complete coverage of the preseason poll, click here.
2017 AAC Women's Soccer Preseason Poll
School (1st Place Votes)
1. Reinhardt (9)
2. Tennessee Wesleyan (3)
8. Truett McConnell
9. St. Andrews