After Maine Maritime Academy went through the 2017 North Atlantic Conference volleyball regular season undefeated and won the conference tournament, coaches around the league think MMA is the team to beat again this year.

The Mariners collected five of the six coaches votes in the preseason poll.

Coach Tricia Carver welcomes the return of 2017 NAC Player of the Year Alexa Cacacie, NAC Rookie of the Year Jessica D'Auria and NAC Defensive Player of the Year Maria Perez.

Newcomer to the NAC, SUNY-Canton is picked #2 while Husson is picked #3.

2018 NAC Volleyball Preseason Coaches Poll

Team                   Points (First Place Votes)
 1.Maine Maritime35 (5)
 2.SUNY Canton30 (1)
 3.Husson25
 4.UMaine-Presque Isle17
 6.NVU-Johnson16
 7.NVU-Lyndon15