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Lauren Manis Named Preseason All-Patriot League

Holy Cross Athletics   10-25-2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross sophomore forward Lauren Manis has been named Preseason All-Patriot League, as announced by the league on Wednesday. In addition, the Crusaders were selected sixth in the Patriot League preseason poll, as voted on by the conference head coaches and media relations directors.

Manis is coming off a stellar season for the Crusaders, in which she won the Patriot League’s Rookie of the Year award. She was also named second team All-Patriot League and earned a spot on the Patriot League All-Rookie team. During the 2016-2017 season, Manis ranked second on the Crusaders in points per game with 13.3 and led the team with 7.6 rebounds per game. She scored in double digits 24 times on the year, while posting 20 or more points on four occasions. Manis also posted double-digit rebounds 10 times and notched eight double doubles.

Army West Point and defending Patriot League champion Bucknell were both selected as the preseason favorites in the conference’s preseason poll. Both programs received 140 points in the voting process along with seven first-place votes. American was selected third in the poll, receiving 134 points in the voting process and five first-place votes. Coming in fourth was Navy with 119 points and one first-place vote, while Boston University was selected fifth with 91 points. Rounding out the rest of the preseason poll were Lehigh (seventh, 64 points), Colgate (eighth, 55 points), Loyola (Md.) (ninth, 54 points) and Lafayette (10th, 22 points).

The Crusaders will host Assumption in exhibition on Nov. 4 at 12:05 p.m. before opening their regular season on the road at UMass Lowell on Nov. 12.

2017-18 Patriot League Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll
T-1. Army West Point, 140 (7 first-place votes)
T-1. Bucknell, 140 (7 first-place votes)
3. American, 134 (5)
4. Navy, 119 (1)
5. Boston University, 91
6. Holy Cross, 81
7. Lehigh, 64
8. Colgate, 55
9. Loyola Maryland, 54
10. Lafayette, 22

2017-18 Patriot League Women’s Basketball Preseason Player of the Year
Madison Hovren, Army West Point, Jr., F

2017-18 Patriot League Women’s Basketball Preseason All-League Team
Madison Hovren, Army West Point, Jr., F
Sophie Beaudry, Boston University, Sr., C
Kaitlyn Slagus, Bucknell, Jr., F
Lauren Manis, Holy Cross, So., F
Bri Betz-White, Loyola Maryland, Sr., G