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2012-13 WVIAC Poll

ATH11_158_PalmerS_TLady Cats 8th in WVIAC Preseason Women's Basketball Poll
     11/01/12...Head Coach Sasha Palmer's Lady Cat basketball team has been picked to finish eighth by the league's coaches in the 2012-13 WVIAC Preseason Women's Basketball Poll.  With five returning starters, including the reigning WVIAC Player of the Year, Fairmont State (WV) University has been selected as the league’s preseason favorite... (Full WVIAC Release)
     Pitt-Johnstown sends a talented and experienced team into the 2012-13 campaign.  Leading the way is First-Team All-WVIAC guard and last year's conference Freshman of the Year Kaitlynn Fratz  (Accident, MD) (17.2 ppg).  Backing the stellar sophomore are two other second-year players in Nicole Carman (Cleveland, OH)  (10.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg) and perimeter sharp-shooter Kelsey Sleighter (Uniontown, Pa.) (8.4 ppg), who drained nearly 40 percent of her three-point tries a year ago.
     Fairmont State (18-10, 14-8) was listed first on 11 ballots and garnered 218 total points to lead the field. Glenville State (WV) College (23-7, 18-4) picked-up one first-place vote en route to 190 points and the No. 2 spot. West Liberty (WV) University (15-15, 11-11) received a first-place vote and 174 points for third place.  Concord (WV) University (23-6, 18-4) got the remaining two first-place votes and was fourth at 167.
     Defending WVIAC Champion and NCAA Tournament participant West Virginia Wesleyan College (24-7, 18-4) was fifth with 152 points. Shepherd (WV) University (20-11, 15-7), a WVIAC semifinalist a season ago, is sixth with 149.  Davis & Elkins (WV) College (14-14, 12-10) was seventh with 134 points, just ahead of Pitt-Johnstown (14-13, 12-10) with 133 points.
     Seton Hill University (11-18, 10-12) got 127 points for the No. 9 spot with the University of Charleston (WV) (12-15, 11-11) rounding out the top 10 with 107 points.
     Rounding out the 15-team field are West Virginia State University (11-16, 8-14), Wheeling Jesuit (WV) University (5-22, 2-20), Alderson-Broaddus (WV) College (6-21, 4-18), Ohio Valley (WV) University (9-20, 6-16), and Bluefield State (WV) College (7-22, 6-16).