LA Tech tabbed sixth in coaches poll

Louisiana Tech has been picked to finished sixth in the Conference USA preseason coaches’ poll released by the league office on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

 “Our team has worked hard in the off-season and throughout preseason practices,” said head coach Brooke Stoehr. “We’re continuing our daily preparations for the start of the season and looking forward to an opportunity to compete for a championship. There has been an excitement around this group since they arrived on campus, and we are ready to see them in action.”

 The Lady Techsters closed the 2020-21 season with a 14-10 overall and 8-8 C-USA record. LA Tech returns it’s top two scorers from last season, including all-Conference USA second team selection Keiunna Walker (16.0 ppg. and 4.1 rpg.) and Anna Larr Roberson (11.3 ppg, 7.1 rpg).

 Charlotte was picked as the favorite to win the league, followed by Old Dominion, Middle Tennessee, North Texas and UTEP. The Lady Techsters were picked to finish sixth overall and third in the west division. The rest of the poll includes FIU, Rice, Marshall, Florida Atlantic, UAB, Western Kentucky, Southern Miss and UTSA.

 LA Tech welcomes in nine newcomers, including four Division I transfers to this year’s squad, including Gabbie Green (Pittsburgh), Salma Bates (Tulane), Jadona Davis (South Alabama) and Kate Thompson (Wisconsin).

 Tech opens its season on Nov. 9 against Jarvis Christian College at home inside the Thomas Assembly Center.

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