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Defending National Semifinalist Picked to Win NE10
MANSFIELD, Mass. – Saint Anselm, defending national semifinalist and NE10 finalist, has been picked atop the NE10 Field Hockey Preseason Coaches' Poll, the conference office announced on Wednesday morning. Five different NE10 programs received at least one first place vote from the league's 13 head coaches.
For complete results of the poll, which is voted upon by the league's head coaches, please see below.
The Hawks, who went 17-5 overall and 10-2 in NE10 play last season, picked up 147 points and six first-place votes to earn the top spot. Stonehill finished second in the voting with 139 points and two first place nods. Defending NE10 Champions LIU Post was selected third with 135 points, while Merrimack received 119 to finish fourth, and Adelphi rounded out the top five with 116 points.
The 2017 field hockey season officially kicks off on Thursday, August 31. The First Round of the NE10 Championship are scheduled for Tuesday, October 31, while the Semifinals are slated for Friday, November 3. The NE10 Championship Final will take place on Sunday, Nov. 5.
ABOUT THE NE10
The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.
Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.