Release: October 14, 2010
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women's basketball tabbed third in America East Preseason Poll,
Holmes named preseason all-conference
release conference portion of 2010-11 schedule
VESTAL, N.Y.-- The America East Conference has released its annual
women's basketball preseason coaches' poll and the Bearcats are
picked to finish third in the nine-team field. In addition, junior
point guard Andrea Holmes is a unanimous selection to the preseason
Boston University was the unanimous pick to win the conference
title, gathering all eight first-place votes (coaches were not
allowed to vote for their own team). Hartford, which got the
other vote, was second. The Bearcats were followed by Stony Brook,
UMBC, Vermont, Albany, Maine and New Hampshire.
Holmes, meanwhile, was one of three players unanimously selected
to the all-conference team, joining Kirsten Jeter of Stony Brook
and Chantel Alford of Boston University. She was named third-team
all-conference as a freshman and was elevated to the second team
Binghamton's conference portion of its 2010-11 schedule were
also released today. The Bearcats open up America East play against
Jeter and Stony Brook at the Events Center on Thursday, Jan 6.
It will mark a rematch of last season's America East quarterfinal
matchup, which the Seawolves won 71-60.
Season tickets and individual game tickets for non-conference
games are now on sale at the Events Center Box Office. Tickets
can be purchased through the Binghamton Athletic Website (www.bubearcats.com)
or by calling the Events Center Box Office at (607) 777-6004.
Individual game tickets for conference games will go on sale
at a later date.
Binghamton opens its 2010-11 season at St. Bonaventure on Nov.
12 and tips off its home schedule on Nov. 16 against Canisius
at 7 p.m.
NOTE: Also named to the America East Preseason All-Conference
Team were Mo Moran and Alex Young of Boston, Jackie Smith of
Hartford and Denise Beliveau of New Hampshire ... Holmes is the
first BU women's player to be named to the preseason all-conference
team since Laine Kurpniece in 2007. Rachel Laws was also tabbed
in 2004 and 2005.