June 17, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- It is time for the fans' voices to be heard! Over the next week, the Patriot League will present votes via Twitter to select the best teams and players of the 2013-14 season. The voting continues today with the Women's Team of the Year!
The Women's Team of the Year features six choices from the 2013-14 season. To vote, log on to Twitter and Tweet your vote by using the corresponding hashtags in your Tweet. All you have to do is copy and paste the bold hashtag/text and paste it into your Tweet. Voting ends at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Only one vote per Twitter handle will be counted.
All four winners will be announced next week after the voting sessions are complete. Voting will continue this week with Men's Player of the Year (Wednesday) and Women's Player of the Year (Thursday), which will be released each day at 2 p.m. for a 24-hour voting period. The Men's Team of the Year voting period closed at 2 p.m.
@PatriotLeague Women's Team of the Year
#AmericanFH The Eagles swept through the Patriot League field hockey regular season and Tournament, with a 3-0 win over Boston University in the title game on Nov. 9. American beat Quinnipiac in an NCAA Play-In Game to make the NCAA Tournament, and finished at No. 18 in the nation while posting a 15-6 record.
#BUWSOC The Terriers had a memorable first season in the Patriot League, tying Navy for the regular-season title with an 8-1 record in League action before defeating the host Mids 1-0 in the League Championship on Nov. 10. BU shut out Harvard by an identical score in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 16 before falling to Santa Clara 2-1 in the second round on Nov. 22. BU finished with a 15-4-4 record, and was ranked No. 25 nationally during the NCAA Tournament before finishing in the receiving votes category.
#AmericanVB The Eagles made Patriot League history by becoming the first volleyball team to advance to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament to cap an extraordinary season. American finished 15-1 in the Patriot League and won the League Tournament in a 3-0 sweep of Colgate on Nov. 23. American beat Georgia 3-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 6 before topping 16th-seed and No. 14-ranked Duke by a 3-0 final the next day. American took top-seed Texas to four sets in the Round of 16, and finished with a 34-3 overall record and at No. 19 in the final AVCA poll.
#ArmyWBB Behind the outstanding play of sophomore guard Kelsey Minato, the Black Knights tied for second place in the Patriot League with a 14-4 regular season before winning all three of their League Tournament games at home, with a 68-58 victory over Holy Cross in the title game on March 15. Army finished with a 25-8 record, setting the Division I school record for victories.
#LoyolaWLAX The Greyhounds put up a dominant performance in their first season in the Patriot League, going a perfect 8-0 in League action and winning the League Tournament at home with an 18-7 victory over Boston University in the title game on April 26. Loyola won 10-4 against Massachusetts in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on May 9 before bowing out to Boston College two days later, and finished the season with a 15-6 record and the No. 9 ranking in both national women's lacrosse polls.
#BUSOFT Boston University finished in second place in the Patriot League with a 13-5 record in the regular season, then rolled through the League Tournament with a perfect 3-0 record which included a 10-5 victory over Bucknell for the title on May 10. The Terriers were not done there, defeating Louisville 8-3 in the NCAA Regionals before narrowly falling to LSU and finishing the season with a 36-21 mark.