With six straight postseason appearances under its belt, the Saint Mary’s women’s basketball team is ranked No. 12 in the women’s mid-major preseason poll by Collegeinsider.com. The Gaels are one of four West Coast Conference teams to appear in the rankings.
Saint Mary’s opens the year in a week at CSUN on Friday, Nov. 13th. The Gaels open their home slate on Sunday, Nov. 15th when it hosts San Jose State in McKeon Pavilion.
The Gaels return All-WCC First-Team selection in Lauren Nicholson, along with Shannon Mauldin who earned All-WCC Second-Team honors. Stella Beck returns for her sophomore season after being named the WCC Newcomer of the Year.
The Gaels are expected to challenge for the WCC title this season, after being picked third by the WCC coaches in the 2015-16 preseason poll.