Chargers Picked to Win NE-10 Volleyball Title

Chargers Picked to Win NE-10 Volleyball Title



August 28, 2014

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SOUTH EASTON, Mass. -  The University of New Haven, the defending conference champions, received 10 of a possible 15 first-place votes and 191 points overall to take the top spot in the 2014 Northeast-10 Conference Volleyball Coaches' Preseason Poll, the conference office announced this morning.

New Haven defeated Merrimack College in last year's thrilling 5-set championship match, and the Chargers will be looking to win their fifth league title since joining the league in 2008.

For the complete poll results, please see below.

Bentley University finished second in the coaches' poll with 174 points, including three first place votes, while Adelphi University checked in third with 168, including one first place nod.  The College of Saint Rose ranks fourth in the preseason poll with 161 points, including the final first place vote.

Merrimack College (137 points), Stonehill College (132), Franklin Pierce University (125), American International College (102), Southern New Hampshire University (89), and Southern Connecticut State University (82) round out the top ten.

Rounding out the rest of the NE-10 volleyball coaches' poll was Le Moyne College (54), Pace University (46), Assumption College and Saint Anselm College tied with 41 points apiece, and Saint Michael's College (32).

The volleyball season begins Thursday, September 4, with a match between NE-10 foes So. New Hampshire and Merrimack.  Conference playoffs get underway on Tuesday, November 11 with the championship game to be played on Saturday, November 15.

2014 Northeast-10 Volleyball Coaches' Preseason Poll
1. New Haven 191 (10)
2. Bentley 174 (3)
3. Adelphi 168 (1)
4. Saint Rose 161 (1)
5. Merrimack 137
6. Stonehill 132
7. Franklin Pierce 125
8. American Int'l 102
9. So. New Hampshire 89
10. So. Connecticut 82
11. Le Moyne 54
12. Pace 46
13 – tie. Assumption 41
13 – tie. Saint Anselm 41
15. Saint Michael's 32
( ) – 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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