Temple was selected to finish third in the Atlantic 10 Conference for field hockey in the preseason poll, released Aug. 16.
Reigning A-10 champion Richmond Spiders took the No. 1 spot, while The University of Massachusetts, a team that was shut-out by the Owls in the A-10 tournament last fall, placed second
With only one returning senior this year, the Owls will be looking for production from senior defender Katie Briglia and sophomore forward Amber Youtz.
This weekend the team begins their tough schedule with the Temple Invitational, as both Virginia and Duke will be traveling to Geasey Field to take on the Owls.