NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s women were selected preseason favorites, and the men’s squad was tabbed third in the annual preseason coaches poll, released March 6.
Coach Elizabeth Van Parys’ women’s program, the two-time defending champions, received 36 points which was eight ahead of second-place Emerson. Mount Ida (25) and Lasell (21) rounded out the top four.
Coach Neal Anderson’s men’s program earned 38 points, just four behind second-place Lasell. Mount Ida, the defending league champion, was picked as the conference favorite. St. Joseph’s College of Maine was fourth on the poll.
Norwich’s men put their 0-1 overall record to the test this evening with a 6 p.m. non-conference clash at Clarkson College of New York. The women’s squad opens their season March 20 at Emmanuel College of Massachusetts.