Longwood women’s basketball picked to finish fourth

Published 5:56 am Thursday, October 19, 2023

Longwood women’s basketball was picked to finish in the top five of the Big South Preseason Poll on Tuesday, the Big South Conference announced at the annual media day for the league.

The women’s No. 4 prediction by the coaches is their second-highest preseason ranking since joining the league. 

In addition, Adriana Shipp-Davis and Anne-Hamilton were named to the Big South Women’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team. Shipp-Davis was selected to the first team, with LeRoy garnering a second team selection by the coaches.

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The women won three of their final four games to also snag a first round bye as they played their best basketball in crunch time. It was the team’s third straight season with a bye.

Both Shipp-Davis and LeRoy led the charge and earned Second Team All-Big South postseason honors, and the duo finished in the top 10 in the Big South in scoring a season ago. During the season, LeRoy scored her 1,000th career point, and Shipp-Davis is on track to surpass that mark as well in her fourth season for the Lancers.

2023-24 Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll

1. High Point (8)               80

T2. Presbyterian (1)         61

T2. Radford                       61

4. Longwood                        56

5. UNC Asheville               53

6. USC Upstate                 33

7. Winthrop                       28

8. Charleston Southern   18

9. Gardner-Webb             15


2023 Big South Women’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team

First Team

Lauren Bevis, High Point

Ashlyn Traylor-Walker, Radford

Bryanna Brady, Presbyterian

McKinley Brooks-Sumpter, UNC Asheville

Adriana Shipp-Davis, Longwood


Second Team

Anne-Hamilton LeRoy, Longwood

Nakyah Terrell, High Point

Trinity Johnson, USC Upstate

Tilda Sjökvist, Presbyterian

Jada Ryce, Winthrop