Women’s Basketball shows room to improve on RSC Preseason Coaches’ Poll

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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio --- Carlow University senior forward Emma Stille (Westerville, Ohio) was chosen for the River States Conference Preseason All-RSC Team, and the Celtics were picked 13th on the Preseason Coaches' Poll, released by the league on Tuesday.

The preseason poll and All-RSC selections were announced as part of the 2019-20 RSC Media Day.

Each university created a short video interviewing coaches and players that was posted on the RSC Facebook page.

Head coach Albert DeSalvo and seniors Stille and Caroline Willig (Pittsburgh, Pa.) sat down with Sean Meyers to talk all things women's basketball. Watch the complete interview online here.

Last season, the Celtics went 9-22 overall and 4-13 in conference action. Carlow returns five players who saw significant playing time last season, as the team lost only three athletes to graduation.

With Stille returning from an injury and DeSalvo taking over the reigns as head coach, the Celtics look to turn the corner and pick up more wins this season.

WVU Tech was picked as the preseason favorite coming off its RSC Championship in 2018-19. The Golden Bears were 24-10 overall, 16-1 RSC to win the RSC East Division and the RSC regular-season championship. WVU Tech went on to win the RSC Championship as well and led the league's representatives at the NAIA Division II National Championship.

The Golden Bears received 143 total votes in the preseason poll and 11 of 13 first-place votes. They were chosen as the unanimous favorites in the RSC East getting all 12 of the possible first-place votes.

Carlow opens its season at the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods tournament Nov. 2 and 3.

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