America East Conference women's basketball coaches left little doubt about who's the team to beat. It's the UMaine Black Bears - by a unanimous vote.

Head coaches vote in this poll but cannot vote for their own team.

Coach Amy Vachon led the Bears to a 13-3 AE record (23-10) and the league title a year ago.

Four of the five starters return, including Blanca Millan and Tanesha Sutton. Both were selected the preseason AE All-Conference Team.

The Black Bears open their regular season on November 10th vs Toledo.

2018-19 Women's Basketball Preseason Poll
No.SchoolPoints (1st Place)
1.Maine64 (8)*
T-2Hartford53 (1)
T-2Stony Brook53
4.UAlbany39
5.Binghamton34
6.Vermont28
7.New Hampshire25
8.UMBC19
9.UMass Lowell9

* Unanimous selection

 

2018-19 AE Women’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team

Blanca Millan, Jr., Guard, Maine 
Shania Johnson, Sr., Guard, Stony Brook
Hanna Crymble, Jr. Forward, Vermont
Tanesha Sutton, Sr., Guard, Maine 
Kai Moon, Jr., Guard, Binghamton
Lindsey Abed, Sr., Guard, Hartford