Sagehen Teams Picked No. 1 in Preseason Polls

2014-09-22-Soccer-BarsherClaremont, Calif. (August 24, 2016)—The Sagehens men’s cross-country team and women’s soccer team came out on top of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) coaches’ preseason poll rankings. These polls predict which teams are most likely to capture their sports’ 2016 conference titles.

Pomona-Pitzer men’s cross-country team has earned 11 conference titles, with their most recent top finish just over a decade ago. The Sagehens finished in second the last four seasons behind Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS). CMS and Occidental followed behind the Sagehens in the SCIAC coaches’ rankings to earn the No. 2 and 3 spots respectively.

The Pomona-Pitzer women’s soccer team won the 2015 tournament championship, finishing their 2015 campaign with a 12-9-1 overall record while going 7-6-1 in SCIAC play. The University of Redlands came in second in the poll with Cal Lutheran and CMS tying for third. Head Coach Jennifer Scanlon said the 2016 team fields a “strong group of returning players and a large, quality group of incoming players.”

The Pomona-Pitzer men’s cross-country 2016 season gets up and running on Thursday, September 1, when the Sagehens host Occidental at 5:30 p.m. Women’s soccer kicks off its 2016 season at home against UC Santa Cruz on Friday, September 2 at 5 p.m.

For a complete lineup of upcoming Sagehen games, please visit: http://www.pe.pomona.edu/landing/index

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Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.

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