W&M men picked third in preseason CAA hoops poll

The William and Mary men's basketball team was picked to finish third in the Colonial Athletic Association standings by vote of the CAA's coaches, sports information directors and media.

Senior Omar Prewitt was a preseason first-team selection, while classmate Daniel Dixon garnered second-team accolades.

UNC Wilmington, which returns three starters from last year's 25-win team, was picked to repeat as champion.

Senior guard Chris Flemmings of UNCW is the preseason Player of the Year.

Women's basketball

The William and Mary women's basketball team was picked to finish tied for fifth in the CAA by a vote of league head coaches.

Seniors Alexandra Masaquel and Marlena Tremba were named to the preseason CAA second team, while junior Abby Rendle received honorable mention.

Three-time defending champion James Madison was selected to repeat.

Redshirt senior guard Precious Hall of JMU is the preseason Player of the Year.

Women's soccer

William and Mary ensured a berth in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament on the final day of regular-season matches, playing the College of Charleston to a 1-1 draw Sunday in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Laura Ortega scored for the Cougars (10-6-3, 3-3-3) in the 32nd minute, but Rachel Moore answered with a penalty kick in the 73rd to force the tie for the Tribe (10-7-1, 4-4-1).

W&M gained the fifth seed in the field of six and will play at No. 4 UNC Wilmington next Sunday. The winner will travel to No. 1 Northeastern for a semifinal — the Huskies gained the top seed with a 2-1 win at James Madison.

The other quarterfinal will pit No. 6 Charleston at No. 3 JMU. Drexel gained a bye at No. 2.

Men's soccer

After a scoreless first half, William and Mary held on for a 3-2 home win over the College of Charleston (3-7-3, 1-3-2 CAA) Saturday.

William Eskay scored 25 minutes into the second half, Ryder Bell tallied a goal and Tabb High graduate Reilly Maw, who was named CAA Player of the Week, added a goal and an assist for the Tribe (8-6-2, 2-3-2), which led 3-0 before two late goals. The Cougars scored in the 68th and 78th minutes

Field hockey

William and Mary (8-8) rallied for a 5-4 win Sunday at VCU (5-11).

Cassidy Goodwin, a freshman from Gloucester High, scored the tying goal in the 47th minute, and Emma McLeod broke a 4-4 deadlock in the 62nd by dribbling around the goaltender and scoring.

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