Coming off a North Atlantic Conference title and a first ever NCAA Tournament win Husson women's basketball is picked as the team to beat in the preseason coaches poll.

Coach Kissy Walker and her Eagles are coming off a magical year, finishing with a record of 23-5 that includes the NCAA win over DeSales of Pennsylvania. The Eagles lost to Tufts in the second round.

The team will be led by last year's NAC tournament MVP, Kenzie Worcester. She averaged 15 points and five rebounds as a sophomore last season.

The Eagles got six first place votes from coaches. Castleton and Colby Sawyer also pickd up first place votes.

NOTE: The Eagles open their season this weekend at a Williams College tournament...The home opener is November 28th vs Thomas College. Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket/929theticket.com has live coverage.

2017-18 NAC Women's Basketball Preseason Coaches' Poll

TeamPoints (1st Place Votes)
1.Husson92 (6)
2.Castleton86 (3)
3.Colby-Sawyer83 (1)
4.New England College71
5.Maine Maritime66
6.Lyndon45
7.Thomas37
8.UMaine-Farmington29
9.Johnson28
10.Green Mountain13