Kalis Loyd named preseason first-team all-conference

GO CARDINALS Kalis Loyd was named to the Southland Conference preseason all-conference team.
GO CARDINALS
Kalis Loyd was named to the Southland Conference preseason all-conference team.
GO CARDINALS

Oct. 24, 2012

BEAUMONT, Texas – Lamar University senior guard Kalis Loyd was named a Southland Conference women’s basketball preseason all-conference first team selection, the conference announced today.

Loyd, who has been a first-team all-conference performer in each of the last two seasons for the Lady Cardinals, enters the season ranked in the top-10 career lists at Lamar for points, rebounds, assists and steals.

Kalis is definitely deserving of the honor,” Lamar coach Larry Tidwell said. “She is one of the best players in the conference, and has been a big reason for our success.”

Loyd enters the season ranked fourth on Lamar’s all-time scoring list with 1,431 points, 299 shy of the school record of 1,730 held by Uirannah Jackson. Her 625 rebounds are eighth on the Lamar career chart. Loyd is fourth with 282 assists and second with 210 steals.

The Lady Cardinals were selected to finish sixth in the conference in both the coaches’ poll and sports information directors’ poll. Two-time defending tournament champion McNeese State was selected to win the league title in both polls.

Lamar is coming off its school-record fifth consecutive winning season, finishing with a 16-15 overall record and 8-8 mark in conference play.

“I think being picked to finish sixth is a fair assessment,” Tidwell said. “It will also serve as some motivation for us.”


 

 

The Lady Cardinals open the season at noon Nov. 9 when they travel to defending national champion Baylor. The home opener is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 12 against UT Tyler.

For ticket information, call (409) 880-1715, or visit www.LamarCardinals.com.

 

Preseason All-Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Teams

 

First Team

School

Pos.

Ht.

Cl.

Hometown/Previous School

Megan Herbert*

Central Arkansas

F

5-11

Sr.

Rogers, Ark./Shiloh Christian

Britni Martin*

Sam Houston State

F

6-0

Sr.

Conroe, Texas/Conroe

Ashlyn Baggett*

McNeese State

G

5-6

Sr.

Iota, La./Iota

Kalis Loyd*

Lamar

G

6-2

Sr.

Malmoe, Sweden/Borgarskolan

Sequeena Thomas*

Sam Houston State

F

6-0

Sr.

Allentown, Pa./Parkland

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Team

 

 

 

 

 

Caitlyn Baggett*

McNeese State

G

5-6

Sr.

Iota, La./Iota

KK Babin*

Nicholls State

G

5-4

Jr.

Gonzales, La./St. Michael

Porsha Roberts

Stephen F. Austin

C

6-2

So.

Waco, Texas/La Vega

Alisha Allen

Nicholls State

F

5-11

Sr.

Garland, Texas/Naaman Forest

Kevi Luper

Oral Roberts

G

5-10

Sr.

Adair, Okla./Adair

 

*2011-12 All-Southland Conference Selection

 

2012-13 Women’s Basketball Preseason Polls


Coaches’ Poll
Place                    Team (first place votes)                    Total
1.                    McNeese State (7)                          78
2.                    Stephen F. Austin (3)                      69
3.                    Central Arkansas                            59
4.                    Oral Roberts                                  56
5.                    Sam Houston State                        54
6.                    Lamar                                          46
7.                    Nicholls State                                33
8.                    Texas A&M-Corpus Christi               21
9.                    Southeastern Louisiana                  19
10.                  Northwestern State                         15

 

SID Poll
Place                               Team (first place votes)         Total
1.                            McNeese State (6)                    77
2.                            Central Arkansas (1)                74
3.                            Oral Roberts (2)                      63
4.                            Stephen F. Austin                    55
5.                            Sam Houston State (1)            52
6.                            Lamar                                   43
7.                            Nicholls State                         34
8.                            Southeastern Louisiana           20
9.                            Texas A&M-Corpus Christi       18
10.                          Northwestern State                 14

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