The four-time defending NECC champion Lynx were picked to repeat for a fifth straight year after a vote by the league's coaches. NECC Assistant Commissioner for Communications Robb Modica released the official preseason poll this afternoon.
The Lynx will return eight starters from last year's squad that finished 28-12 and a perfect 18-0 in the conference. Lesley has won 39 consecutive NECC regular season games, a steak that dates back to the 2010 season.
Lesley finished with a total of nine first place votes and 99 total points. Mitchell College finished second with 85 total points while Elms, who was the only other school to receive a first place vote, is slated to finish third with 77 points.
The rest of the results are as follows:
1. Lesley - 99 (9)
2. Mitchell - 85
3. Elms - 77 (1)
4. Daniel Webster - 66
5. Newbury - 57
6. Regis - 50
7. Bay Path - 40
8. Becker - 36
9. Southern Vt - 25
10. Wheelock - 9
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