BOSTON, Mass. - The University of New Hampshire field hockey team was selected third in the America East Preseason Field Hockey Poll, as voted by conference coaches and released Wednesday.
New Hampshire, which finished second last season with a 7-1 league mark and a 12-7 overall record, amassed 62 points to place behind defending champion Boston University (77 points) and Northeastern (68). UNH was followed by Delaware (60), Maine (41), Drexel (37), Hofstra (25), Towson (23) and Vermont (12).
The Wildcats feature senior goalkeeper Amy Agulay (London, Ontario), who ranked among the top 10 in save percentage each of the last two years, and fellow 1999 Regional All-America selection Kelly Stowe (Topsfield, Mass.). Stowe anchors the defense and is a threat to score on penalty corners.
The 2000 UNH roster also includes three local products in sophomore Tiffany Minaudo (Eliot, Maine) and freshmen Jennie Peyser (Rye, N.H.) and Julie Munson (Dover, N.H.).
New Hampshire opens the regular season this weekend at Penn State against two teams that finished the 1999 campaign ranked in the Top 20. The road trip begins Aug. 26 (2:30 pm) against Kent State and ends Aug. 27 (2 pm) versus Old Dominion.