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NE10 Coaches Select American International as Preseason Favorite
MANSFIELD, Mass. – Defending NCAA East Regional Champion American International has been selected as the preseason favorite in the Northeast-10 Conference Volleyball Coaches' Poll, it was announced today.
For complete results of the poll, which is voted upon by the league's head coaches, please see below.
The Yellow Jackets return a number of key players from last year's team that finished 28-7. AIC received 185 totaly points, including eight first place votes to claim the top spot. New Haven finished second with 178 points and four first place selections. Rounding out the top five were Le Moyne (166), Adelphi (160), and Pace 139.
The top four teams were only separated by 25 total points, with three of the four receiving multiple first place votes.
The 2017 volleyball season opens for the majority of NE10 teams on Friday, September 1. The NE10 season will culminate with the NE10 Championship, which will begin with Quarterfinal Round action on Tuesday, November 14. The Semifinals will be played on Friday, Nov. 17, while the Championship Match will take place the next day, Saturday, Nov. 18.
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