NEHC women’s coaches poll finds Norwich as league favorites

 (Mark Collier/Norwich University)
Celeste Robert is back in goal for Norwich to start the 2016-17 campaign (photo: Mark Collier/Norwich University).

On Thursday, the NEHC released its annual women’s preseason coaches poll.

The poll is compiled based on rankings from the league’s 14 head coaches.

Last year’s NEHC regular-season champion, Norwich, was selected to finish first, receiving seven first-place votes. NEHC Open champion Holy Cross followed with three first-place votes, while St. Anselm ranked third. Reigning league champion Massachusetts-Boston rounds out the top four, receiving one first-place vote.

School (First-place votes)Total points
1. Norwich (7)181
2. Holy Cross (3)170
3. St. Anselm (3)166
4. Massachusetts-Boston (1)161
5. University of New England127
6. Franklin Pierce118
7. Castleton116
8. Manhattanville101
9. Salve Regina95
10. Plymouth State66
11. New England College61
12. Southern Maine45
13. St. Michael's36
14. Nichols27

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