CHICKASHA – With every starter returning, the Drovers of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma begin the season in the NAIA Top 10, according to the association’s Preseason Coaches Poll released Tuesday.
The Drovers, who went undefeated in 2012 until their final game, claim the spot at No. 10.
For the fourth year in a row, the Drovers were picked to win the Sooner Athletic Conference title and have appeared in the NAIA Top 25 in preseason.
CHICKASHA – The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s women’s soccer team will start the season receiving votes nationally, according to the NAIA Preseason Coaches Poll released Tuesday.
The Drover women, who were picked second in the Sooner Athletic Conference, is the only conference school to be considered receiving votes. Powerhouse Oklahoma City is the only SAC school on the list, sitting at No. 8.
While the USAO squad is small, USAO head coach Jimmy Hampton is confident they will continue to develop and become a competitive team.