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BAY CITY, Mich.—The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) unveiled its annual Preseason Women's Basketball Coaches' Poll in conjunction with the launch of its media day website Thursday (Oct. 29).
The Storm is slated to finish eighth in the South Division.
Ashland University is projected to win the South Division, receiving 113 total votes with 14 first-place votes. Walsh University is slated at the second slot, receiving 89 total votes, with two for first-place. Wayne State University and the University of Findlay received 84 votes apiece to finish in a tie for third. Ohio Dominican University (52), Tiffin University (46) and Malone University (31) round out the rest of the poll.
The conference also released its Preseason All-GLIAC teams with the Coaches' Poll. Sophomore guard Kayla Gabor was named to the South Division Second-Team.
In her freshman year, Gabor led the Storm with an average of 12.5 points per game while shooting 40.4% from the floor. She also averaged 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. Gabor scored in double digits 19 times, with four games of 20 or more points.
The complete conference poll, along with video interviews from each coach can be found on the GLIAC Media Day website.
The Lake Erie College women's basketball team looks to make a splash in the GLIAC this season. Senior Kaeding Skelton shot 48.4% from the floor last season, averaging 6.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Classmate Sami Narducci averaged 6.2 points and 2.3 assists per game with 60 steals. Fellow senior Shelby Carpenter also averaged 6.2 points per game with 3.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists. She tallied 47 steals. As a team, the Storm led the GLIAC with 12.0 steals per game.
The Storm welcome three freshman this year, guard Victoria Burdo, post player Sophie Sonneman and wing player Megyn Christensen. Once again, the Storm his led by Head Coach Bob Booher in his 11th season.