Area colleges: TSU earns 25 votes in preseason poll

Monday, August 24, 2009 at 11:45pm
Staff reports

Tennessee State is one of five Ohio Valley Conference members that received votes in the Football Championship Subdivision coaches’ preseason poll, which was released Monday.

The Tigers, who were 8-4 overall last season, received 25 points and were 39th overall in the poll.

Jacksonville State is the only one of the five actually in the top 25. The Gamecocks are 19th.

Eastern Kentucky (27th), UT-Martin (35th) and Eastern Illinois (41st) joined TSU among others receiving votes.

All five of the OVC schools who received consideration in this year’s preseason rankings spent at least one week among the top 25 in 2008.


• Vanderbilt goalkeeper Natalie Wills, a sophomore, was one of 24 players named to the 2009-10 U.S. Developmental team roster.

She is one of three sophomores on this year’s team and the first VU player to make it since Brooke Shinaberry in 2007-08.

Willis will participate with the developmental team at the U.S. Lacrosse Stars and Stripes event, Oct. 11 at Alexandria, Va.


• Lipscomb freshman Emily Longden was named Atlantic Sun player of the week on Monday. Longden, a forward from Jacksonville, Fla., scored the only goal in the Lady Bisons’ 1-0 season-opening victory over Austin Peay on Friday.

• The time and opponent for Trevecca Nazarene’s men’s soccer exhibition on Tuesday were changed after Kentucky Wesleyan dropped out.

TNU now will face the Brentwood Soccer Club ’92 Elite team at 6:30 p.m. on the Trevecca campus.


Men’s soccer
Trevecca Nazarene vs. Brentwood Soccer Club 92 Elite, 6:30 p.m. (exhibition)
Belmont at Alabama-Birmingham, 5 p.m. (exhibition)

Women’s soccer
Lipscomb at UT-Martin, 4 p.m.
Middle Tennessee State at Wright State, 6 p.m.
Vanderbilt vs. Mercer, 7 p.m.
Belmont at Alabama-Birmingham, 7 p.m.
Men’s soccer
Trevecca Nazarene vs. Campbellsville, 7 .m. (exhibition)
Belmont vs. Wichita State, 11 a.m. (at Louisville Invitational)
Belmont vs. Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. (at Louisville Invitational)
Tennessee State vs. Southern Mississippi, 4:30 p.m. (at Samford Tournament)
Middle Tennessee State vs. Kansas, 7:30 p.m.

Lipscomb vs. Western Kentucky, 9 a.m. (University of Tennessee Tournament)
Belmont vs. Arizona, 11 a.m. (at Louisville Invitational)
Tennessee State vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 1 p.m. (at Samford Tournament)
Middle Tennessee State vs. Murray State, 1 p.m.
Lipscomb vs. Tennessee Tech, 4 p.m. (University of Tennessee Tournament)
Belmont vs. Louisville, 6 p.m. (at Louisville Invitational)
Tennessee State vs. Samford, 7 p.m. (at Samford Tournament)
Trevecca Nazarene Alumni Game, 7 p.m.
Middle Tennessee State vs. Xavier, 7:30 p.m.
Women’s soccer
Trevecca Nazarene at Covenent, 2:30 p.m.

1 Comment on this post:

By: jps13pat on 8/24/09 at 10:32

Go Lipscomb!!
Go Belmont!!