The Calvin women's basketball team is set to kick off its 2018-19 campaign. The Knights will face Finlandia University on Friday followed by a Saturday contest against Concordia-Moorhead.
In the MIAA preseason coaches' poll released earlier today, the Knights were picked to finish fourth. Hope was the unanimous preseason pick to win the league with eight first place votes followed by Trine in second. Albion was picked third followed by Calvin.
Led by third-year head coach Chuck Winkelman, the Knights are coming off a 16-10 campaign from a year ago. The Knights are led by seniors Sarah Cassel, Rachel Warners and Becca Richards. The Knights feature just six returning lettewinners and feature seven freshmen on the 2018-19 roster.
The Calvin Sports Information Office caught up with Coach Winkelman earlier today and filed a preseason podcast.
The podcast can be listened to below.
2018-19 MIAA Preseason Coaches' Poll
1. Hope 64 points (8 first-place votes)
2. Trine 56 points (1 first-place vote)
3. Albion 50 points
4. Calvin 44 points
5. Adrian 31 points
6. Olivet 27 points
7. Saint Mary's 18 points
T8. Alma 17 points
T8. Kalamazoo 17 points