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Lady Lions preseason No. 1 again

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s soccer program has been selected as the preseason choice to win the 2019 Big Ten Conference announced by the league on Monday.

As voted on by the conference coaches, Penn State has been selected preseason favorite to win the conference each year since 2003.

In addition to the preseason coaches poll, the Big Ten also announced its annual preseason honors list. Kaleigh Riehl Ellie Jean and Amanda Dennis represented the Nittany Lions.

The Nittany Lions have claimed 19 Big Ten regular season championships in 25 years as a program, the most in the Big Ten. Penn State begins the season ranked No. 6 in the preseason poll by the United Soccer Coaches and opens the season against No. 3 Stanford this Friday at 7 p.m. Penn State completes the opening weekend by playing Hofstra on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Following Penn State in the preseason rankings are Rutgers, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Michigan at No. 5.

— From Mirror reports

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