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Ravens Won NE10 Regular-Season and Tournament Championship in 2018.
MANSFIELD, Mass. – Following a 2018 Northeast-10 Conference Championship, Franklin Pierce has been chosen to repeat as champions, according to the league's head coaches in the Women's Soccer Coaches' Poll on Thursday afternoon.
The Ravens earned 160 points, including seven first-place votes, edging Southern New Hampshire for first-place position in the preseason poll. Franklin Pierce, which went 16-2-2 (11-1-2 NE10) overall last season, took home its eighth NE10 title in program history – while eventually advancing to the second round of the NCAA East Regional.
For the complete results of the poll, please see below.
The Penmen narrowly missed out on being tabbed first in the poll, as they recorded 155 points and five first-place votes. Saint Rose came in third with 142 points and a single first-place tally, while Adelphi (132 points) came in fourth with the remaining vote for the top spot. Stonehill rounded-out the top five with 114 points.
Four NE10 teams – Franklin Pierce, SNHU, Saint Rose and Stonehill – qualified for the NCAA East Regional last season, with the Ravens and Golden Knights both advancing to second round action.
Heading into the 2019 season, Franklin Pierce is the only NE10 program ranked in the United Soccer Coaches' Preseason Poll – coming in at No. 14.
Soccer action begins on Thursday, Sept. 5, as four NE10 programs open up the new campaign, while the remaining 10 teams play on Friday (Sept. 6) and Saturday (Sept. 7). The NE10 Women's Soccer Championship is tabbed for Sunday, Nov. 17.
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Each year, 4,500 student-athletes compete in conference championships, 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.