LADY HAWKS PICKED TO FINISH SIXTH IN THE MEAC THIS SEASON
Fred Batchelor's Lady Hawks are predicted to finish sixth in the MEAC this season.
Fred Batchelor's Lady Hawks are predicted to finish sixth in the MEAC this season.

Nov. 1, 2012

2012-13 MEAC Preseason Honors

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Lady Hawks are predicted to finish sixth in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference standings this season, released by the league on Thursday. The standings were voted on by the conference's head coaches and sports information directors.

Last season, UMES finished 8-8 in the MEAC to finish sixth in the conference, taking the 6-seed in the MEAC Tournament and defeating 11-seed Savannah State in the first round.

Picked to finish first place this season is last year's MEAC runner-up Howard, which received 15 out of 26 possible first place votes and getting 637 points. Current MEAC champion Hampton got seven first place votes and is predicted to finish second with 597 points. Coppin State and Florida A&M are expected to finish third and fourth respectively, while North Carolina A&T is at fifth.

UMES received 308 points in the voting for sixth place, followed in order by South Carolina State, Bethune-Cookman, Norfolk State, Savannah State, Delaware State, Morgan State and North Carolina Central.

The MEAC also released the preseason all-conference teams, naming Howard's Saadia Doyle as the Preseason Player of the Year.

The Lady Hawks will play for the first time on Wednesday, November 7th at 6 p.m. for an exhibition against Wilmington at the Hytche Athletic Center.