America East Conference women's soccer coaches think New Hampshire will be the team to beat this fall. UMaine is picked #5 in the preseason poll.

A year ago, coach Scott Atherley's Black Bears finished 4-8-6 and return 12 players.

The Bears open their season August 21st with a home game vs Fairfield.

AMERICA EAST COACHES POLL

1. New Hampshire – 63 pts (7)
2. Hartford – 52 (1)
3. UMBC – 50 - (1)
4. UAlbany – 39
5. Maine – 38
6. Stony Brook – 31
7. Binghamton – 23
t8. UMass Lowell – 14
t8. Vermont – 14