Defending NEWHA champion St. Anselm has been tabbed by the league’s coaches as the preseason favorite to repeat as 2020 champions.
The 2019-20 season will be the NEWHA’s first as a Division I conference.
The Hawks, who collected five first-place votes, finished 25-3-1 overall a season ago and went an unblemished 15-0-1 in league play. They posted back-to-back shutouts in the league’s championship tournament to secure their first NEWHA title in February.
Last season’s second-place finisher from the regular season, Sacred Heart, collected the remaining first-place vote and was picked to finish second.
|School||Points (First-place votes)|
|1. St. Anselm||25 (5)|
|2. Sacred Heart||21 (1)|
|3. Franklin Pierce||15|
|4. Long Island||14|
|5. St. Michael's||8|