R-MC Sits Second in ODAC Women's Lacrosse Preseason Poll

Susie Snee attacking
Susie Snee attacking

FOREST, Va. - Randolph-Macon was selected second in the ODAC Women's Lacrosse Preseason Poll, in voting by the league's head coaches and released by the conference office.

The Yellow Jackets received one first-place vote and 72 points to trail the unanimous first-place pick, Washington and Lee.

Roanoke was third with 62 points, followed by Lynchburg, Shenandoah, Bridgewater, Guilford, Virginia Wesleyan, Randolph and Sweet Briar.

R-MC returns a trio of all-conference performers. Junior midfielder Alicia Hsieh (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) was All-ODAC First Team as well as VaSID All-State First Team and All-Chesapeake Region First Team. She led the conference and finished 10th in the nation with 74 goals. It was the second-highest total in program history, trailing only 91 goals by Erin Reidy in 2002. Junior attack Alex Lightfoot (Fairfax, Va./Woodson) was All-ODAC First Team, VaSID All-State Second Team and All-Chesapeake Region Second Team. She was first in the league and third in the country with 59 assists and 3.29 assists per game. Senior midfielder Susie Snee (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll) was All-ODAC Second Team after earning Third Team honors each of her first two seasons. Snee led the team and was second in the conference with 73 draw controls, the fourth-highest total in program history. She paced the Yellow Jackets with 42 ground balls and was third on the team with 28 goals.

R-MC went 12-6 overall a season ago and 8-1 in the ODAC. The Yellow Jackets reached the ODAC Championship Game for the second consecutive season.

Under fourth-year head coach MK Geratowski, Randolph-Macon kicks off the 2017 campaign on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Frostburg State. The home opener is Wednesday, March 1 at 4 p.m. against Mary Washington on Day Field.

ODAC Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll

1. Washington and Lee University (9)

81 pts.

2. Randolph-Macon College (1)

72 pts.

3. Roanoke College

62 pts.

4. Lynchburg College

60 pts.

5. Shenandoah University

45 pts.

6. Bridgewater College

39 pts.

7. Guilford College

37 pts.

8. Virginia Wesleyan College

28 pts.

9. Randolph College

17 pts.

10. Sweet Briar College

9 pts.