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Women’s Lacrosse Picked Fifth in America East Preseason Poll
The Terriers received all six possible first-place votes (coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams) and 36 total points to distance themselves from second-place New Hampshire, which received 29 points.
The final first-place vote went to
The top four teams in the conference will advance to the America East Championships May 6-8.
The Retrievers look to return to the America East Tournament for the first time since 2006. UMBC returns nine starters and 16 players overall from a team that finished 9-8 overall and 3-3 in conference play, including first-team all-conference goalkeeper Kate Quick (10.35 GAA, .483 save pct.), second-team midfielder Ashley Stodter (25 goals, 21 draw controls), second-team defender Sarah Willis (32 ground balls, 16 caused turnovers) and all-rookie attack Emily Coady (22 goals, 35 points).
Also returning is junior midfielder Amanda Pappas, the Retrievers’ second-leading scorer with 28 goals and 37 points.
UMBC opens the season on Saturday at
Rank Team (1st-Place Votes) Points
5. UMBC 19
6. Stony Brook 10