St. Vincent teams earn preseason honors
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Two teams at St. Vincent — men's cross country and women's tennis — have been projected to win regular-season championships in the Presidents' Athletic Conference during the 2013 season.
According to preseason polling of conference's nine coaches, St. Vincent gathered eight first-place votes and 80 total points to outdistance second-place Grove City, which had one first-place vote and 73 total points.
“It's a real honor,” said Andrew Herr, a three-time PAC Coach of the Year. “It's going to be a very good conference meet this year.”
The coaches picked St. Vincent as the favorite in women's tennis by a narrow margin over Grove City and Westminster (Pa.).
The Bearcats received five first-place votes and 92 total points, while the other two schools tied for second with 88 points, Westminster getting three first-place votes and Grove City two.
“The other coaches in the conference, by voting us No. 1, recognize the quality of the program and really pay tribute to the achievement of the team from last year and all of the returners,” St. Vincent coach Christopher McMahon said.
St. Vincent and Westminster wound up as co-champions of the 2012 PAC Championships, but St. Vincent earned the PAC's automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA Division III Championship because of a 6-3 regular-season victory over Westminster.
Three of the top players from 2012 — senior Amanda Gans, junior Kylie Auman and sophomore Jacquelyn Hauser — are returning to the St. Vincent women's tennis team.
Auman posted a pair of conference titles in 2012, winning at No. 6 singles and teaming with Jessica McKetta to win at No. 3 doubles.
St. Vincent, looking to claim its fourth consecutive PAC men's cross country title, returns six of its seven scoring runners from the 2012 team.
Senior Chansler Poole finished second in the conference's championship meet in 26 minutes, 15.10 seconds, to earn his third all-PAC first-team selection.
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