24 hours after the North Atlantic Conference preseason coaches poll had the Husson men's team picke #1, the Husson women's team is also picked to finish #1. But, coaches made it clear that there should be a battle for that top spot.

Coach Kissy Walker and her Eagles recieved 5 first place votes and 91 total points in the poll. Husson won the NAC championship a year ago. All conference player Victoria McIntrye has graduated but the guard combo of Chandler Guerrette and Kenzie Worcester return. There are seven freshman on the roster.

The other first place votes were split between Maine Maritime Academy, Castleton and  New England College.

NOTE: The Eagles open their season out of conference on November 17th against St. Jospeh's College. Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket and 929thetickt.com will carry the doubleheader live beginning at 5:30pm.

2016-17 NAC Women's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll

Team Points (1st place votes)
1. Husson 91 (5)
2. Maine Maritime 85 (2)
3. Castleton 79 (1)
4. New England College 75 (2)
5. Colby-Sawyer 63
6. Johnson State 51
7. UMaine-Farmington 41
8. Lyndon 28
9. Thomas 26
10. Green Mountain 11