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Wilmington Women’s Basketball Picked Seventh in CACC South Division Preseason Poll

Monday, November 12, 2012 - New Haven, Conn.

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Megan Fox (5) and Tenicia Spence (2) will lead the Wildcats into the 2012-13 season with hopes of reaching its first CACC Tournament since 2009-10

In a vote of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference’s women’s basketball head coaches, Wilmington University was picked to finish seventh in the South Division for the 2012-13 season, announced by the conference office on Monday.

Tiffany Silver begins her collegiate head coaching career this season and returns five letterwinners from a team that went 2-22 overall a season ago. Silver brought in seven newcomers to the 2012-13 squad after losing 11 letterwinners from last year.

The Wildcats went 2-22 overall, winning a contest during its trip to Hawaii in the preseason, and defeating Nyack College on the road on February 11. They finished 1-18 in the CACC and seventh in the South Division last season.

Defending CACC Tournament Champions Holy Family were voted to win the South Division again, earning 95 points and 11 first place votes. Goldey-Beacom earned two first place votes and totaled 80 points for second place. Philadelphia earned 71 points for third place followed by University of the Sciences, who earned the final first place vote, with 59 points. Chestnut Hill tallied 40 points overall and Georgian Court collected 30 for sixth place.

Caldwell, which finished second in the North Division last year, earned 11 first place votes and 89 total points to lead the North Division Poll. Last year’s regular season champions, Felician, earned the other two first place votes and 67 points for second place.

The Wildcats start their run in the CACC on November 20 on the road at Holy Family. They also play USciences and Post on the road before opening their home slate on December 4 against Chestnut Hill. Wilmington will play its first game in the WU Athletics Complex this season with a night game against the Griffins starting at 8 p.m.

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2012 CACC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PRESEASON POLL

NORTH DIVISION
1. Caldwell – 89 (11)
2. Felician – 67 (2)
3. Dominican – 63
4. Bloomfield – 58
5. Post – 35
6. Concordia – 29
7. Nyack – 20

SOUTH DIVISION
1. Holy Family – 95 (11)
2. Goldey-Beacom – 80 (2)
3. Philadelphia – 71
4. USciences – 59 (1)
5. Chestnut Hill – 40
6. Georgian Court – 30
7. Wilmington – 16