The UMaine women's basketball team owns back-to-back America East Conference titles and according to the preseason coaches poll the Black Bears are in line to three-peat.

AE coaches make UMaine the unanimous choice to win the conference. You can't vote for your own team so clearly coach Amy Vachon picked UAlbany with her pick.

Last year's Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, Blanca Millan, was named preseason All-Conference.

2019-20 America East Women's Basketball Preseason Poll
No. School Points (1st Place Votes)
1. Maine 64 (8) - unanimous
2. Stony Brook 55
3. UAlbany 52 (1)
4. Binghamton 41
5. Hartford 32
6. Vermont 29
7. New Hampshire 23
8. UMBC 16
9. UMass Lowell 12

2019-20 America East Women's Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team
Blanca Millan, Sr., Guard - Maine
Kai Moon, Sr., Guard - Binghamton
Hanna Crymble, Sr., Forward - Vermont
India Pagan, Jr., Forward - Stony Brook
Kyara Frames, Jr., Guard - UAlbany

NOTE: The Black Bears open with an exhibition game vs Stonehill College October 27th at Cross Center. The regular season home opener is  November 17th vs Boston University.