The Big South Conference released its 2021 women’s soccer preseason poll Wednesday afternoon with the Radford University Highlanders selected to finish third among the conference’s eleven members.
High Point was named the preseason favorite with eight first-place votes. Voters picked Campbell to finish as the conference runners-up.
The Highlanders have now been picked to finish within the league’s top five teams for 13 straight seasons.
The fall season is set to kick off on Thursday, Aug. 12, as the Highlanders will travel to Washington, D.C, for an exhibition against American University. The team will then return to Radford for a second exhibition match on Monday, Aug. 15, against Concord.
The regular season then begins on Thursday, Aug. 19, in Cupp Stadium against Mount St. Mary’s. Radford will make its first road trip of the season on Aug. 27 to face Wofford.
The remainder of the season’s schedule is as follows:
Sept. 2 East Tennessee State University Home
Sept. 4 Delaware State Home
Sept. 9 Marshall Away
Sept. 12 George Mason Away
Sept. 16 VMI Home
Sept. 22 Longwood Away
Sept. 25 Campbell Away
Sept. 29 Gardner-Webb Home
Oct. 2 USC Upstate Away
Oct. 6 UNC Asheville Home
Oct. 9 Winthrop Home
Oct. 13 High Point Away
Oct. 16 Presbyterian Home
Oct. 20 Hampton Home
Oct. 23 Charleston Southern Away
Oct 30-Nov 7 Big South Tournament