CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – The University of New Hampshire women’s soccer program was recently selected fourth overall with 38 points in the America East conference preseason poll, according to a vote from the conference’s head coaches. It was announced on Tuesday.
Boston University was chosen first overall for the fourth consecutive season and notched 64 points to pace the nine conference teams, while defending champion University of Hartford finished a close second with 54 points. University of Maine was third (51 points), UNH and Binghamton tied for fourth (38), University of Vermont (28) is sixth and Stony Brook University (25) comes in seventh. UMBC (13) and University at Albany (12) round out the nine-team poll.
The Wildcats look to make it seven-straight postseason appearances, which is the longest active streak in the America East. The top six teams in the conference will advance to the America East Championship with the winner of the tournament receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA College Cup.
UNH finished the 2006 season with an overall record of 6-11-1 and made it to the conference semifinals for a sixth consecutive time. The Wildcats advanced in the quarterfinal round, defeating the Binghamton Bearcats in penalty kicks.
For more information on UNH women’s soccer, please visit www.unhwildcats.com.
2007 Women's Soccer Preseason Poll
1. Boston U. - 64 (8)
2. Hartford - 54 (1)
3. Maine - 51
4. New Hampshire - 38
Binghamton - 38
6. Vermont - 28
7. Stony Brook - 25
8. UMBC – 13
9. Albany - 12
(First place votes)