Tuesday, September 12, 2017

MSU women picked 7th in WCHA

The WCHA women's coaches poll was released on Tuesday, and Minnesota State was picked to finish seventh in the now-seven-team league (after North Dakota's departure).

Read more about what coach John Harrington and others said about the upcoming season on The Free Press' website, but here are the results of the poll:

2017-18 WCHA Head Coaches’ Preseason Poll
Rank             Team (1st Place Votes)                               Points
       1              Minnesota (4)                                                  34
       2              Wisconsin (3)                                                   33
       3              Minnesota Duluth                                           23
                       Ohio State                                                         23
       5              Bemidji State                                                    14
       6              St. Cloud State                                                 11
       7              Minnesota State                                               9
(note: coaches could not vote for their own teams in the poll and points were awarded on a 6-5-4-3-2-1 system)

WCHA Preseason Player of the Year (votes)
Kassidy Sauve, RS-Jr., G, Ohio State (6); Abby Roque, So., F, Wisconsin (1).

WCHA Preseason Rookie of the Year (votes)
Grace Zumwinkle, F, Minnesota (4); Ashton Bell, F, Minnesota Duluth (1); Clair DeGeorge, F, Bemidji State (1); Emma Maltais, F, Ohio State (1).

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