The South Dakota State womenâ€™s soccer team was picked to finish fifth in the 2013 Summit League Womenâ€™s Soccer Preseason Poll.
The Jackrabbits received 30 points, just two shy behind fourth place North Dakota State.
Newcomer to the league Denver was atop the poll with 49 points and seven first place votes. Fort Wayne was selected second with 39 points and one first place vote and Western Illinois was tabbed as third.
Omaha was picked sixth with 20 points and IUPUI and South Dakota tied for seventh with 10 points each.
SDSU will take the field for the first time in 2013 on Friday night in an exhibition match against the University of Winnipeg. Game time is slated for 6 p.m. at Fishback Soccer Park. The first 100 hundred fans in attendance will receive a 2013 womenâ€™s soccer team poster.
The regular season will begin for the Jackrabbits next Friday when they host Iowa State at 6 p.m.
|2013 Summit League Women’s Soccer Preseason Poll|
|Place||Team||Points (1st)||2012 Record|
|1.||Denver||49 (7)||17-3-4 (6-0-2 WAC)|
|2.||Fort Wayne||39 (1)||10-8-1 (5-2-1 SL)|
|3.||Western Illinois||34||13-6-0 (5-3-0 SL)|
|4.||North Dakota State||32||8-10-0 (5-3-0 SL)|
|5.||South Dakota State||30||6-9-2 (4-3-1 SL)|
|6.||Omaha||20||3-15-0 (3-5-0 SL)|
|7.||IUPUI||10||3-14-2 (1-5-2 SL)|
|South Dakota||10||2-13-3 (1-5-2 SL)|