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Skyhawks Picked to Win NE10 Championship this Season
MANSFIELD, Mass. – For the second straight year, Stonehill has been chosen to win the 2018 Northeast-10 Conference Women's Tennis Championship, as the NE10 Coaches' Poll was released by the conference office today. The Skyhawks received one more point than defending conference champion Adelphi to earn the top spot. Adelphi defeated Stonehill, 5-4, in last year's thrilling NE10 Championship Final.
For complete results of the poll, which is voted upon by the league's head coaches, please see below.
- If the league's head coaches are correct, the 2018 season will be extremely tight at the top as Stonehill (115) and Adelphi (114) were separated by just one point in the voting.
- Stonehill (7), Adelphi (4), and Southern New Hampshire (1) were the three NE10 programs to earn First Place selections.
- Last year, both Stonehill and Adelphi were selected to compete in the NCAA Tournament field. Stonehill upset NYIT in the First Round, before falling to Queens (N.Y.) in Round Two. Adelphi fell to Concordia in opening round action last spring.
- The preseason favorite Skyhawks return five NE10 All-Conference selections from a year ago. First teamers Alexandra Vo, pictured above, and Isabelle Porter return, as do Annelise Howick (No. 2 doubles) and Bethany Hammond (No. 3 doubles) were also first teamers last year. Senior Nicole Downey (No. 4 singles) was a third team honoree last year as well for the Skyhawks.
2018 NE10 WOMEN'S TENNIS SCHEDULE NOTES
- The 2018 NE10 Volleyball season opens next Friday, August 31st with Merrimack taking on NYIT in non-league action. Assumption, Bentley, and Southern New Hampshire will all begin their campaigns the following day.
- Adelphi is scheduled to host Stonehill on the final day of the regular season in a rematch of last year's NE10 Championship. That match is scheduled to begin at 11am on Sunday, October 14th.
- The NE10 season will culminate with the NE10 Championship, which will begin with First Round action on Wednesday, October 24th. The Semifinals will be played on Friday, Oct. 26, while the Championship Match will take place on Sunday, Oct. 28.
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.