BAY CITY, Mich. -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released its Preseason Media Poll, as well as the Preseason All-GLIAC Teams, to launch the 2013-14 Women's Basketball Media Day on Thursday.
Lake Erie was tabbed to finish eighth in the GLIAC South Division. The Storm received 26 points in the poll.
Defending National Champion Ashland earned the top spot in the poll, garnering 178 points, one more than Findlay. Michigan Tech tallied 177 points in being selected as the No. 1 team in the North Division.
The Storm is slated to open its season this weekend with two games at the GMAC-GLIAC Challenge in Elkins, W. Va. LEC will open its season with a Friday, 8 p.m. game against Alderson-Broaddus (W. Va.). On Saturday (3:30 p.m.) the Storm will face tournament host Davis & Elkins.
The Storm is slated to commence GLIAC play – after six non-conference games – on Dec. 5 when the Green & White travel to Ferris State (Mich.).