Wilson Named to A-10 Preseason Second-Team

Wilson Named to A-10 Preseason Second-Team

RICHMOND, Va. - Rhode Island senior Charise Wilson was named to the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Second Team, as announced by the league Monday morning.

In voting among the A-10's head coaches, Wilson was one of five players named to the preseason all-conference second team. As a junior, Wilson averaged 19.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game.

Joining Wilson on the second team were Davidson junior guard Justine Lyon, Massachusetts sophomore guard Hailey Leidel, St. Bonaventure senior guard Mariah Ruff, and Saint Joseph's senior forward Adashia Franklyn.

This is the third time Wilson has been named to the A-10's Preseason All-Conference team. She also collected First Team accolades as a junior and was a Second Team selection her sophomore season. The West Babylon, N.Y. native enters her senior season at Rhode Island averaging 17.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.7 apg and 2.0 spg.

Rhode Island was picked to finished 13th in the team standings. Dayton was picked to win the conference in voting among the league's head coaches, collecting eight first-place votes. Saint Louis edged Saint Joseph's for second place, with both schools receiving three first-place votes. Duquesne and Fordham rounded out the top five.

The Rams open the season on Friday, Nov. 10 against UMass Lowell at 5 p.m. in the Ryan Center. The game is part of a doubleheader with the men's team, which hosts UNC Asheville at 7:30 p.m.

Atlantic 10 Preseason All Conference Team

First Team      
Jenna Burdette Dayton SR G
G'Mrice Davis Fordham SR F
Amy Griffin La Salle SR G/F
Chelsea Woods Saint Joseph's SR G/F
Jackie Kemph Saint Louis SR G
Second Team      
Justine Lyon Davidson JR G
Hailey Leidel Massachusetts SO G/F
Charise Wilson Rhode Island SR G
Mariah Ruff St. Bonaventure SR G
Adashia Franklyn Saint Joseph's SR F
Third Team      
Chassidy Omogrosso Duquesne JR G
Julijana Vojinovic Duquesne JR G
Natalie Butler George Mason GS C
Maggie Mulligan Massachusetts SR C
Jordyn Frantz Saint Louis JR G
All-Defensive Team      
Alex Harris Dayton R-SR F/C
Conor Richardson Duquesne JR G
G'Mrice Davis Fordham SR F
Brianna Cummings George Washington SR G
Adashia Franklyn Saint Joseph's SR F


2017-18 Atlantic 10 Preseason Coaches Poll

1. Dayton (8) 182
2. Saint Louis (3) 174
3. Saint Joseph's (3) 170
4. Duquesne 160
5. Fordham 150
6. George Washington 116
7. La Salle 114
8. George Mason 79
9. Richmond 78
10. Massachusetts 73
11. VCU 56
12. St. Bonaventure 50
13. Rhode Island 46
14. Davidson 22

Number in parenthesis indicates number of first-place votes.