AthleticsSU Women's Soccer Voted Conference Favorites AgainNo Author ProvidedJanuary 28, 2021Invalid ImageNo Image Credit ProvidedNo Caption ProvidedFor the seventh time in eight seasons, Seattle University women’s soccer has been voted to win the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), according to the Preseason Coaches’ Poll.Michele Adam has been picked Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, while Adam and Leahi Manthei were voted Preseason All-WAC. Seattle U earned five first-place votes and 46 points in the voting. As a freshman, Adam started 17 games at center, earning 2019 WAC All-Freshman honors. The native of Morgan Hill, Calif., was vital to the Redhawks' back line, helping Seattle U allow just nine goals in eight WAC contests. Manthei was a 2019 All-WAC Second Team choice after putting up a career-high eight goals. She scored five times in eight WAC matches and then recorded the tying goal in the final five minutes of regulation in the 2019 WAC Tournament Championship. Manthei, of Gig Harbor, Wash., has 20 career goals in her three seasons as a Redhawk. Seattle U kicks off the regular season against Washington State on Sunday, Feb. 7, at Championship Field.