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Marian Picked First in Crossroads League Women’s Preseason Poll

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Marian Picked First in Crossroads League Women’s Preseason Poll

AVON, Ohio – The Crossroads League announced its 2020-2021 Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll and Preseason All-League Team on Wednesday, as voted on by the league’s 10 head coaches.

Marian was voted as the unanimous preseason favorite to win the Crossroads League Championship once again, after claiming the CL’s regular season and tourney crowns last season. The Knights were followed by Indiana Wesleyan, Mount Vernon Nazarene, Taylor and Saint Francis in the top-half of the preseason rankings.

MU’s Imani Guy was selected as the Crossroads League Preseason Player of the Year on the heels of earning NAIA All-American honors in her first season with Marian. Fellow returning All-Americans, Taylor Gregory (MVNU) and Abby Downard (MU), joined Guy as Preseason All-CL First-Team sections, in addition to Anna Secrest (IWU), Kyannah Stull (GC), Sam Vaughn (HU), Dayton Groninger (IWU) and Macy Willoughby (MU).

2020-2021 Crossroads League Preseason Poll
1-Marian, 100
2-Indiana Wesleyan, 88
3-Mount Vernon Nazarene, 73
4-Taylor, 67
5-Saint Francis, 59
6-Grace, 58
7-Huntington, 43
8-Spring Arbor, 23
9-Goshen, 22
10-Bethel, 17

2020-2021 Crossroads League Preseason All-League

First-Team
-Imani Guy, Marian
-Taylor Gregory, Mt. Vernon Naz.
-Abby Downard, Marian
-Anne Secrest, Indiana Wesleyan
-Kyannah Stull, Grace
-Sam Vaughn, Huntington
-Dayton Groninger, Indiana Wesleyan
-Macy Willoughby, Marian

Second-Team
-Merideth Deckard, Taylor
-Maggie Coe, Mt. Vernon Naz.
-Sidney Crowe, Saint Francis
-Graysen Cockerham, Goshen
-Grace Shoobridge, Spring Arbor
-Jessica Erwin, Bethel
-TaNiece Chapman, Goshen
-Madisyn Fischer, Taylor
-Kamryn Hostetler, Grace

Honorable Mention Team
-Cassidy Crawford, Saint Francis
-Kinnidy Garrard, Marian
-Kelsey Brickner, Bethel
-Anne Marie Wright, Spring Arbor
-Rylee Pireu, Mt. Vernon Naz.