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Women’s Lacrosse Picked Seventh In America East Preseason Poll
Bearcats return 15 letterwinners; Open season Feb. 23 at St. Francis (Pa.)
February 5, 2013
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Binghamton women’s lacrosse team was chosen to finish seventh in the America East preseason poll, as announced by the conference Tuesday. The poll is generated by the conference’s seven head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own team.
Stony Brook, who reached the conference title game in 2012, earned the top spot securing 33 total points and three first-place votes. Two-time defending America East champion Albany and 2012 regular season champion Boston University tied for second with 29 points apiece, with the Great Danes claiming two first-place votes and the Terriers one.
Rounding out the poll was UMBC (19), who garnered the last first-place vote, Vermont (17), New Hampshire (13) and the Bearcats (7). Three of the seven teams will be ushering in first-year head coaches, including Binghamton, who witnesses five-year assistant Stephanie Allen take the helm as the interim head coach.
Binghamton went 3-13 and 0-6 in league play last season, but returns 15 letterwinners and eight starters. The Bearcats also boast four of their top-five point scorers from 2012 including senior Kimberly McGeever (23 g, 33 a) the second BU player to eclipse the 50-point mark in program history.
The Bearcats open the season February 23 at St. Francis (Pa.).Binghamton fell to the Red Flash 16-12 in its 2012 season opener at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
The top four teams in the conference will advance to the America East Championship with the winner of the tournament receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championshipl The league tournament, held May 3 and 5, will be hosted by the top seed. Boston University is ineligible for competition in the conference tournament resulting from its move to the Patriot League.
2013 America East Preseason Poll
Rank Team (1st Place Votes) Points
1. Stony Brook (3) 33
T2. Albany (2) 29
T2. Boston University (1) 29
4. UMBC (1) 19
5. Vermont 17
6. New Hampshire 13
7. Binghamton 7