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Feb. 12, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s lacrosse team has been named the preseason favorite in the American Lacrosse Conference by a vote of the league coaches. The Buckeyes received 46 points and four first place votes to edge No. 2 Penn State with 43 points and two first place votes. Ohio State and Penn State finished the 2003 ALC season with 5-1 records. Ohio State was 14-4 overall in 2004 and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals. The Buckeyes, led by ALC Coach of the Year, Sue Stimmel have the ALC Player of the Year, Regina Oliver (Jr., Pottstown, Pa.), and the ALC Rookie of the Year, KC Carter (So., Birchrunville, Pa.) returning for the 2004 season that opens at No. 14 Stanford, Friday, Feb. 27.

2004 AMERICAN LACROSSE CONFERENCE PRESEASON POLL

First Place Rank School Votes Points 1 Ohio State 4 46 2 Penn State 2 43 3 Vanderbilt 1 35 4 Johns Hopkins – 28 5 Northwestern – 21 6 Ohio – 15 7 Davidson – 8