PUEBLO, Colo. (August 29, 2017) - Colorado State University-Pueblo women's soccer seniors Brittney Crank (Idaho Falls, Idaho) and Jessica Westhoff (Centennial, Colo.) were selected Preseason All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and the ThunderWolves were picked to finish tied for third in the standings.
Westhoff was a 2016 All-RMAC First Team selection after guiding the Pack into the NCAA Touranment for the first time in program history. The Pack reached a ranking of 23rd in the nation and finished the regular season seeded second in the south central region.
She also received recognition on the United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA) All-South Central Region First Team as well as the D2CCA All-South Central Second Team.
Crank helped anchor the Pack defense in holding the opposition to twelve goals scored and a 0.73 goal-against average, second best in the RMAC. She earned one assist in leading the ThunderWolves to a program record of nine consecutive matches without a loss, from Sept. 25 thru Oct. 28.
Reigning RMAC Champion Colorado Mines was picked to finish in first place and picked up ten first-place votes.
Regis was tabbed second, earning two first-place vote while Westminster was picked third alongside the Pack.
MSU Denver, Colorado Mesa, and Colorado Christian follow the ThunderWolves.
Rounding out the field are Fort Lewis, UCCS, Adams State, Western State, NM Highlands, and Black Hills State.
Colorado Mines' senior Emily Garnier was chosen Offensive and Defensive Preseason Player of the Year and Grace Ramsden of UCCS was picked Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year.
CSU-Pueblo is receiving votes in the initial preseason poll and begins the regular season at home Sept. 2 versus Lubbock Christian at 2 p.m. at Art & Lorraine Gonzales Stadium.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.