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Dordt 7th, NWC 9th In Women’s GPAC Soccer Poll

(Sioux City, Iowa) – Midland University totaled 142 points for first place in the 2019 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Preseason Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Poll. The Warriors garnered ten of thirteen first place votes.  Midland advanced to the Quarterfinals of the NAIA National Championship and ended with a 14-3-4 record in 2018.

Hastings was picked second with 131 points and three first place votes, while Concordia was picked third with 114 points.

Hastings won the GPAC regular season with a 10-0-2 record last fall and also won the GPAC Postseason Tournament while posting an overall record of 17-1-3.

The 2019 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship will be held December 2-7, 2019, at the Orange Beach Sportsplex in Orange Beach, Alabama.  The Opening Round matches will be played at campus sites on Saturday, November 23. The GPAC will once again receive two automatic bids to the NAIA Postseason in 2019.  The NAIA Women’s Soccer Postseason will consist of 46 teams (45 qualifiers and one host berth) playing in a single elimination bracket.

The 2019 GPAC women’s soccer season schedule will consist of 12 league games as all 13 teams will compete for the conference crown. Presentation College joined the GPAC as an affiliate member in men’s and women’s soccer in 2018 and will once again compete in the league this fall.

2019 GPAC Preseason Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Poll:

Place – Team – Pts (1st Place Votes)
1. Midland – 142 (10)
2. Hastings – 131 (3)
3. Concordia – 114
4. Briar Cliff – 107
5. Jamestown – 105
6. Morningside – 90
7. Dordt – 73
8. College of Saint Mary – 68
9. Northwestern – 67
10. Dakota Wesleyan – 46
11. Doane – 27
12. Presentation – 26
13. Mount Marty – 18

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