Women’s Basketball- Aggies Selected 3rd in Pre-Season Poll

Nov 14, 2007

The Delaware Valley College women's basketball team has been picked to finish third and qualify for the Freedom Conference playoffs according to a pre-season poll of conference coaches.

The Aggies, under head coach Laura Hogan, received 25 points and trailed only King's College and DeSales University in the poll. King's, which reached the Freedom Conference championship game last season, received five first-place votes and a total of 35 points. DeSales, a 2007 conference semifinalist, received the remaining two first-place votes and 32 total points.

The entire 2007 Freedom Conference pre-season coaches' poll is as follows:

1. King's College -- 35 points (5)
2. DeSales University -- 32 points (2)
3. Delaware Valley College -- 25 points
4. FDU-Florham -- 22 points
5. Wilkes University -- 12 points
6. Manhattanville College -- 11 points
7. Arcadia University -- 10 points

Delaware Valley returns four starters from last year's squad, which went 11-13 overall and 7-7 in the Freedom Conference. Heading the cast of returnees is the backcourt tandem of seniors Moira Donohue (Philadelphia, PA/Cardinal Dougherty) and Shannon O'Neill (Langhorne, PA/Council Rock South), who were each selected to the all-Freedom Conference second team last season after the two combined to average 28.5 points and nine assists per game while placing in the conference's top 10 in a number of categories.

Delaware Valley begins its 2007-08 season on Saturday, November 17 (6:00 p.m.) when it battles Elmira College at the Pepsi/Weis Markets Tip-Off Tournament hosted by Susquehanna University.

For more information about Delaware Valley College Athletics, please view the Athletics page.