The University of Central Arkansas Bears are picked eighth and ninth in the Southland Conference in preseason polling in women's soccer by coaches and sports information directors in the Southland Conference.
UCA is ranked ninth in the coaches poll and eighth in the SID poll.
Stephen F. Austin has been picked to win the 2013 Southland Conference soccer regular-season championship in both polls.
The Ladyjacks are coming off a season in which they posted an 8-0-0 conference record and finished 17-4-0 overall, which set a school record for wins in a single season.
Stephen F. Austin returns nine starters to a team that won its seventh conference title and made its third NCAA postseason appearance. SFA received 11 first-place votes from both the coaches SIDs to earn a total of 143 points in each poll. Last season, the Ladyjacks led the league in scoring offense (2.48), goals-against average (0.624) and shutout percentage (.619).
Returning for the Ladyjacks this season is senior goalkeeper Lacey Lee, who ranked second in the nation in goals-against average (0.42) and fourth in save percentage (.887) last season.