LIU Post Picked Atop Northeast-10 Field Hockey Coaches’ Poll

LIU Post Picked Atop Northeast-10 Field Hockey Coaches’ Poll



August 29, 2014

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SOUTH EASTON, Mass. - LIU Post, the defending conference champions, received 8 of a possible 12 first-place votes and 117 points overall to take the top spot in the 2014 Northeast-10 Conference Field Hockey Coaches' Preseason Poll, the conference office announced this morning.

LIU Post defeated Stonehill College, 2-1, in last year's Northeast-10 Conference Championship game, and ultimately, advanced to the national title game, where they fell to Shippensburg University, 2-1, in overtime.

For the complete poll results, please see below.

Merrimack College finished second in the coaches' poll with 106 points, including three first place votes, just edging out Stonehill who received 104 points, including one first place nod.  Adelphi University ranks fourth in the preseason poll with 87 points.

Bentley University (83 points), Assumption College (59), Southern Connecticut State University (57), American International College (52), Saint Anselm College (46), and Saint Michael's College (44) round out the top ten.

Rounding out the rest of the NE-10 field hockey coaches' poll was first-year program Southern New Hampshire University (18), and Franklin Pierce University (17).

The 2014 field hockey season begins Thursday, September 4, with a match between NE-10 newcomer So. New Hampshire and Roger Williams University.  Conference playoffs get underway on Tuesday, November 18 with the championship game to be played on Saturday, November 22.

2014 Northeast-10 Field Hockey Coaches' Preseason Poll
  1. LIU Post 117 (8)
  2. Merrimack 106 (3) 
  3. Stonehill 104 (1)
  4. Adelphi 87
  5. Bentley 83
  6. Assumption 59
  7. So. Connecticut 57
  8. American Int'l 52
  9. Saint Anselm 46
  10. Saint Michael's 44
  11. So. New Hampshire 18
  12. Franklin Pierce 17
    ( ) – indicates first-place votes

The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,000 student-athletes.

Each year, 4,000 of those student-athletes compete in Conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sports sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.

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