Grambling soccer named preseason SWAC favorites

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications:

The Grambling State University women’s soccer program received 136 total points and was predicted to win the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC), the conference announced on Friday. 

Grambling State, which fell in the conference tournament championship game a year ago, grabbed one first-place vote and 136 points to earn the top spot. The Lady Tigers went 9-7-3 overall last season and 6-2-1 in conference play. 

Prairie View A&M, the SWAC Women’s Tournament champions, earned six first-place votes and 132 points to be tabbed second. Alabama A&M grabbed the third spot with 129 points and three first-place votes. 

Alabama State received 127 points, followed by Jackson State (124 points), Southern (96), Texas Southern (84), Alcorn State (73), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (51) and Mississippi Valley State (38). 

Grambling State begins its season one week from today on August 19 as the Lady Tigers visit LSU-Shreveport. Kickoff against LSUS is set for 5:30 p.m. 

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