August 13, 2019--Mount St. Mary's has been picked fifth in the Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll, announced today by the league office.
Defending champion Central Connecticut has been tabbed as the preseason favorite, followed by Saint Francis U, Fairleigh Dickinson, Bryant, the Mount, Sacred Heart, Robert Morris, Long Island, Wagner, St. Francis Brooklyn and Merrimack.
Last season, the Mountaineers qualified for the NEC Tournament for the first time since 1997. The Mount earned the No. 3 seed at last year's NEC Tournament with a 4-2-2 league record while finishing with a 5-9-3 overall mark.
The Mount plays at Delaware State in an exhibition game on Friday, August 16, at 6:00 p.m. before opening the 2019 season at Howard on Friday, August 23.
Women's Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Central Connecticut (9)
2. Saint Francis U (1)
3. Fairleigh Dickinson (1)
5. Mount St. Mary's
6. Sacred Heart
7. Robert Morris
10. St. Francis Brooklyn