Landmark Conference announces women's swimming preseason poll
WASHINGTON – The Landmark Conference announced its preseason women's swimming poll on Thursday and CUA was selected third with 37 points. The Cardinals placed fourth at last year's championship and placed five student-athletes on the All-Conference Teams.
CUA returns a strong nucleus of upperclassmen from last season, including defending conference champions Joanna Ladas and Julia Wisler. Other returning All-Conference selections include Gabby Giambagno, Nicole DiGiacinto, and Chelsea Doyle.
Defending champion Susquehanna was slated to repeat in the poll with 64 points, followed by Scranton with 58 points and CUA with 37.
Merchant Marine Academy (33 points), Juniata (23 points), Marywood (21 points), Drew (11 points) and Goucher (9 points) round things out.
The Cardinals get the 2012-13 season started this weekend when they face Division I foes American and George Washington on Friday beginning at 5 p.m.
On Saturday, the same three teams get together with action starting at noon and continuing at 5.
2012-13 Landmark Conference women's swimming preseason poll
1. Susquehanna, 64
2. Scranton, 58
3. Catholic, 37
4. Merchant Marine Academy, 33
5. Juniata, 23
6. Marywood, 21
7. Drew, 11
8. Goucher, 9