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Lady Bears Picked Fifth In Valley

The Valley coaches, SID's and selected media picked the Lady Bears to finish fifth in the preseason womens poll.
CHICAGO--The Valley coaches, sports information directors and selected media feel that the Missouri State Lady Bears will finish fifth in the preseason poll.
Kellie Harper will be in her first season at Missouri State.
She returns three starters from last year and has nine returning players.
Kellie Harper/Lady Bears Coach:"Our style will include up tempo.  Hopefully intelligent up tempo.  We don't want to run down the floor and turn the ball over.  But I think players want to play in a faster paced game.  I want to coach that way and fans want to watch that.."
Indiana State is the preseason favorite while defending champ Wichita State is picked second, then Northern Iowa, Drake and Missouri State.
The next five find Loyola, Bradley, Illinois State, Evansville and Southern Illinois brings up the rear at number ten.

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