Harry Perretta has lost his two top scorers from 2013 but the guard tandem of Caroline Coyer and Devon Kane will guide the Lady Wildcats in 2014 as the Conference Coaches tabbed Villanova in 4th place in the Big East Preseason Poll.
Coyer, who was named All-Conference, averaged 7.4 points per game, despite missing 11 games due to a broken hand, while Kane contributed 6.5 points and 2.4 assists an outing.
2013-14 Big East Preseason Women's Basketball Coaches' Poll
- DePaul (8) 79
- Creighton (2) 67
- St. John's 62
- Villanova 56
- Marquette 55
- Georgetown 36
- Butler 31
- Providence 25
- Xavier 20
- Seton Hall 19
2013-14 BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year
Brittany Hrynko, DePaul
2013-14 BIG EAST Preseason Rookie of the Year
Shayla Cooper, Georgetown
2013-14 BIG EAST Preseason All-BIG EAST Team
Daress McClung, Butler, G/F, Sr., 6-0, Indianapolis, Ind.
Marissa Janning, Creighton, G, So., 5-8, Watertown, Minn.
Sarah Nelson, Creighton, F, Sr., 6-0, Omaha, Neb.
Jasmine Penny, DePaul, F, Sr., 6-1, Logansport, Ind.
Andrea White, Georgetown, F, 6-0, Sr., Lancaster, Va.
Katherine Plouffe, Marquette, F, Sr., 6-3, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Tori Rule, Providence, Jr., G, 5-7, Minneapolis, Minn.
Aliyyah Handford, St. John's, G, So., 5-9, Newark, N.J.
Ka-Deidre Simmons, Seton Hall, G, R-Jr., 5-8, Newark, N.J.
Caroline Coyer, Villanova, G, So., 5-10, Oak Hill, Va.
2013-14 BIG EAST Preseason All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention
Arlesia Morse, Marquette, G, Jr., 5-10, Flint, Mich.
Ashley Wanninger, Xavier, G, Sr., 5-10, Cincinnati, Ohio
Eugenia McPherson, St. John's, G, R-Sr., 5-8, North Babylon, N.Y.