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Adelphi and Southern New Hampshire Picked to Win Divisions
MANSFIELD, Mass. – Adelphi and Southern New Hampshire were selected by the league's head coaches to take the top spots in the Northeast-10 softball standings by season's end, it was announced by the conference office today.
Southern New Hampshire topped the Northeast Division with 112 points and 14 first-place votes, while Adelphi collected 97 points and 13 votes for first place to land atop the Southwest Division.
Adelphi defeated So. New Hampshire in the East Super Regional to punch their ticket to the College World Series, where they were ultimately defeated by Armstrong State in the double-elimination championship.
For complete results of the coaches' poll, please see below.
Stonehill was tabbed to finish second in the Northeast Division with 85 points, while Merrimack (82) and Assumption (81) were close behind in third and fourth, respectively.
In the Southwest Division, Pace was second with 80 points, Le Moyne was third with 73 and New Haven was fourth with 62.
The first round of the NE10 Championship is scheduled for Tuesday, May 2, while the Championship Weekend is set for May 4-6 and will be hosted by the highest remaining seed from the Northeast Division following First Round play.
2017 Northeast-10 Softball Preseason Coaches' Poll
1. So. New Hampshire - 112 (14)
2. Stonehill - 85
3. Merrimack - 82 (1)
4. Assumption - 81
5. Saint Anselm - 57
6. Bentley - 56
7. Franklin Pierce - 37
8. Saint Michael's - 22
1. Adelphi - 97 (13)
2. Pace - 80 (2)
3. Le Moyne - 73
4. New Haven - 62
5. AIC - 43
6. So. Connecticut - 35
7. Saint Rose - 23
ABOUT THE NE10
The NE10 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 6,500 student-athletes.
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.