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ACC Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll Announced

Senior Breyana Mason

Oct. 12, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s basketball team has been predicted to finish 10th in the official 2016-17 Blue Ribbon Panel ACC Preseason Poll as well as in a polling of the ACC head coaches as announced Wednesday (Oct. 12) by the Atlantic Coast Conference. 

Notre Dame received 44 first-place votes from Blue Ribbon panel voters and 13 of the 15 from the head coaches to emerge as the clear-cut favorite in both polls. Louisville received eight first-place votes from the Blue Ribbon and one from the coaches to finish second in the balloting, followed by Florida State (two first-place votes by the Blue Ribbon Panel and one from the coaches) and Syracuse.

Louisville junior forward Myisha Hines-Allen was named the 2016-17 ACC Preseason Player of the Year in both the Blue Ribbon Panel and the coaches’ votes. 

The Cavaliers will open the season with a pair of home games, taking on Middle Tennessee State on Friday, Nov. 11 and Coppin State on Sunday, Nov. 13. 

Virginia returns seven letterwinners from last year's team, including senior Breyana Mason (Woodbridge, Va.) and junior Lauren Moses (Mount Holly, N.J.) who led UVA in rebounding. The Cavaliers are also joined by four freshmen: Felicia Aiyeotan (Lagos, Nigeria), Lisa Jablonowski (Ernster, Luxembourg), 2016 Gatorade New York State Girl's Player of the Year and Miss New York Basketball Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) and 2016 Gatorade New Jersey Girl's Basketball Player of the Year Jocelyn Willoughby (East Orange, N.J.). 


 

 

Blue Ribbon Panel ACC Preseason Poll

  1. Notre Dame, 795 (44 first place votes)
  2. Louisville, 758 (8 first place votes)
  3. Florida State, 674 (2 first place votes)
  4. Syracuse, 646
  5. Miami, 584
  6. Duke, 516
  7. NC State, 479
  8. North Carolina, 415
  9. Georgia Tech, 376
  10. Virginia, 296
  11. Wake Forest, 264
  12. Virginia Tech, 224
  13. Pittsburgh, 209
  14. Boston College, 176
  15. Clemson, 68

 

Blue Ribbon Panel Preseason All-ACC Team
Rebecca Greenwell, R-Jr., G, Duke          
Leticia Romero, Sr., G, Florida State        
Shakayla Thomas, Jr., G, Florida State    
Asia Durr, So., G, Louisville
Myisha Hines-Allen, Jr., F, Louisville
Mariya Moore, Jr., F, Louisville  
Adrienne Motley, Sr., G, Miami                
Lindsay Allen, Sr., G, Notre Dame
Brianna Turner Jr., F, Notre Dame
Alexis Peterson, Sr., G, Syracuse  

Blue Ribbon Panel Preseason ACC Player of the Year
Myisha Hines-Allen, Jr., F, Louisville             

Blue Ribbon Panel ACC Newcomer Watch List
Lexie Brown, Jr., G, Duke
Leaonna Odom, Fr, F, Duke
Chatrice White, Jr., C, Florida State
Erin Boley, Fr., F, Notre Dame
Jackie Young, Fr., G, Notre Dame

ACC Head Coaches Preseason Poll

  1. Notre Dame, 221 points (13 first place votes)
  2. Louisville, 209 (1 first place vote)
  3. Florida State, 194 (1 first place vote)
  4. Syracuse, 178
  5. Miami, 162
  6. Duke, 144
  7. NC State, 132
  8. Georgia Tech, 110
  9. North Carolina, 108
  10. Virginia, 85
  11. Wake Forest, 74
  12. Virginia Tech, 72
  13. Boston College, 48
  14. Pittsburgh, 47
  15. Clemson, 16

Coaches Preseason All-ACC Team
Rebecca Greenwell, R-Jr., G, Duke
Leticia Romero, Sr., G, Florida State
Shakayla Thomas Jr., G, Florida State     
Myisha Hines-Allen, Jr., F, Louisville        
Mariya Moore, Jr., F, Louisville  
Asia Durr, So., G Louisville
Adrienne Motley, Sr., G Miami
Brianna Turner, Jr., F, Notre Dame          
Lindsay Allen, Sr., G, Notre Dame            
Alexis Peterson, Sr., G, Syracuse   
 
Coaches Preseason ACC Player of the Year
Myisha Hines-Allen, Jr., F, Louisville            

Coaches ACC Newcomer Watch List
Lexie Brown, Jr., G, Duke
Leaonna Odom, Fr, F, Duke
Chatrice White, Jr., C, Florida State
Erin Boley, Fr., F, Notre Dame
Jackie Young, Fr., G, Notre Dame

  

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