Mansfield, Mass. – In its first year as an associate member of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), Thomas College has been tabbed field hockey preseason favorites with 46 points and four first-place votes.
Elms will look to shake things up in 2019 after being selected seventh in the preseason coaches' poll. "It'll be a challenging schedule that will demand our best, most cohesive efforts," said Coach Goodhue of the 2019 season. The Blazers bring back several key players from a year ago, Carissa Ramirez (San Diego, CA) and Evelyn DeVaux (Wethersfield, CT) were both All-NECC selections in 2018. Maddy Gabel (Agawam, MA.), Nora Newman (Woburn, MA) and Ellie Serra (Palmer, MA) all had a big impact last year and are back in 2019.
The Blazers open their season on the road at Colby-Sawyer on Friday 8/30 at 1:00pm.
2019 NECC Field Hockey Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Thomas College- 46 (4)
2. Husson University- 38 (3)
3. New England College- 35 (1)
4. Manhattanville College- 29
T5. Becker College- 25
T5. UMaine Farmington- 25
7. Elms College- 19
8. Dean College- 7