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Lady Bucs tabbed A-Sun Tournament champs; Evans named Preseason Player of the Year
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Belcher, Evans, Wiles selected Preseason All-Conference
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2009) - After making its second consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament a year ago, the ETSU women's basketball team was picked to repeat again in 2009-10, as the Atlantic Sun Preseason Polls were released on Wednesday afternoon. Meanwhile, senior leader Siarre Evans (
"It's an honor to be selected as one of the top teams in the conference, but it also puts more pressure on you as every team will be gunning for us again this season," added head ETSU women's basketball coach Karen Kemp. "Each year the A-Sun continues to get stronger, and I am looking forward to another competitive season."
Once again the Lady Bucs will be tested by
FGCU captured the top spot in both polls by a margin of six total votes - 112 to 111 in the coaches' poll and 199 to 194 by the media. The Eagles received six first-place nods in the coaches' poll, compared to the four tallies by ETSU.
Staying in the coaches' poll,
Joining Evans on the all-conference team were teammates and fellow senior leaders Latisha Belcher (
"I am very proud to see our three seniors receive all-conference honors, and have Siarre be named Preseason Player of the Year," said Kemp. "These three student-athletes have played a huge role in our recent success, and all three of these players are well-deserving of this honor."
For a full listing of the A-Sun Preseason Polls and All-Conference selections, click on the link above.
The Lady Bucs begin their official start of practice on Friday, Oct. 16. For more information regarding Lady Buccaneer basketball, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.