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Panthers Top NE10 Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Poll
MANSFIELD, Mass. – National runner-up Adelphi has been picked to four-peat as Northeast-10 Champions by the league's head coaches, as the conference announced the 2017 Coaches' Poll this morning.
The Panthers claimed 168 total points along with 12 first-place votes from the league's head coaches. Adelphi went 21-1 (13-0 NE10) last year en route to the NE10 Championship and National Championship final, where they suffered their only loss.
Adelphi has won the conference title six times in the last seven seasons and will be looking to four-peat for the first time in program history this coming spring.
Le Moyne took the second spot in the poll with 158 points and the other two first-place votes. New Haven was picked to finish third with 137 points, followed by Bentley with 136 and Stonehill with 111.
Adelphi is the No. 2 team in the country according to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Preseason Poll. Le Moyne was ranked third, while New Haven checked in at No. 11. Also appearing in the national poll were Bentley (#12), Stonehill (#18) and Pace (#20).
The 2017 Northeast-10 Championship is slated to begin with Quarterfinal Round action on Wednesday, May 3. The Semifinals are scheduled for Saturday, May 6 with the finals to follow on Sunday, May 7.
2017 Northeast-10 Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1. Adelphi - 168 (12)
2. Le Moyne - 158 (2)
3. New Haven - 137
4. Bentley - 136
5. Stonehill - 111
6. Pace - 103
7. Southern New Hampshire - 100
8. Saint Anselm - 77
9. American International - 69
10. Assumption - 62
11. Franklin Pierce - 56
12. Merrimack - 36
13. Southern Connecticut - 32
14. Saint Michael's - 29
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 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.