A year ago the Castleton Spartans beat the Husson Eagles in the North Atlantic Conference championship game. Now the 2017 preseason coaches poll picks the same two teams to compete again for the title.

Coach Jason Harvey and his Eagles are headed for their spring trip to Florida this weekend with 21 returning players. The list includes seniors Ryan Rebar, Cam Archer, Christian Corneil and Ben Walls.

Castleton graduated its top hitter and pitcher but has plenty of returning talent. The Spartans got all seven first place votes.

NOTES:  The Eagles open their schedule Sunday in Winter Haven, Florida with a doubleheader against Marymount(VA)...The four game regular season series with Castleton is the final weekend of the season (April 29th & 30th) at the Winkin Baseball Complex.

2017 NAC Baseball Preseason Coaches' Poll

Team   Points (First Place Votes)
 1. Castleton 49 (7)
 2. Husson 41
 3. Colby-Sawyer 25
 4. Lyndon 24
 5. UMaine-Farmington 21
 6. Thomas 20
 7. New England College 16