Women tabbed third in conference preseason poll

WASHINGTON – The Landmark Conference released the 2010-11 women’s swimming preseason poll on Tuesday and the Cardinals were selected third with 54 points.

Three-time defending champion Scranton was selected to once again win the conference title as the Royals earned 70 points in the poll, while Susquehanna was voted second with 63 points. 

Next up was CUA and the Cardinals were followed by Goucher with 37 points.  Rounding out the poll were Merchant Marine Academy (34), Drew (26), and Juniata (12).

CUA has finished in the top-three at the Landmark Conference championships for the last three seasons, including a third place finish last year.  Senior Lisa Brooks is a three-time multi-event champion at the conference meet and was an NCAA qualifier in her sophomore year. 

Brooks will lead a Cardinals team that consists of 11 freshmen this season, including Joanna Ladas, who was recently named the collegeswimming.com Division III female swimmer of the week.

The Cardinals will be back in action on Friday, October 29 when they travel to take on St. Mary’s.