Wednesday, October 27, 2010

49ers' McCallum 1st-team A-10 selection

Charlotte guard Shannon McCallum has been named to the Atlantic 10's preseason first-team all-conference team. The 49ers, who were 18-14 last season, were chosen to finish fourth in the conference in the preseason poll by a vote of the league's coaches.

McCallum, a senior from Whiteville, averaged 14.2 points and 2.8 assists last season. She was also made the league's preseason all-defensive first team.

Xavier, which has won two consecutive league titles, is the preseason favorite. The Musketeers are followed by Dayton, Temple, Charlotte, Richmond, Duquesne, Saint Joseph's, St. Bonaventure, George Washington, Saint Louis, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Fordham and La Salle.

The rest of the preseason all-conference first team: Justine Raterman, Dayton; Kristen McCarthy, Temple; Amber Harris, Xavier; Ta'Shia Phillips, Xavier.

Second team: Brittani Shells, Richmond; Kristin Daugherty, Dayton; Special Jennings, Xavier; Samantha Pollino, Duquesne; Lauren Woods, Saint Louis.

Third team: Casey Nance, Dayton; Qwedia Wallace, Temple; Tiana Myers, George Washington; Jasmine Watson, Massachusetts, Megan Van Tatenhove.

All-defensive: McCallum; Nance; Shells; Phillips; Brooke Wilson, George Washington.