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Gallaudet women's basketball slotted in the middle of the NEAC preseason coaches poll

Gallaudet women's basketball slotted in the middle of the NEAC preseason coaches poll

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University women's basketball team will enter the 2016-17 season as the No. 8 team in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) after accumulating 95 points in the preseason coaches poll.

The Bison finished the 2015-16 with a 15-12 record overall and went 13-7 in the NEAC. Gallaudet's season ended in the NEAC tournament semifinal round to SUNY Polytechnic Institute 65-55.

SUNY Poly, last years NEAC tournament champion, checks in at No. 1 with 155 total points and seven first-place votes. Morrisville State College comes in at No. 2 with 148 points and four first-place votes while Bryn Athyn College checks in at No. 3 with 144 points and two first-place votes. There are 14 teams ranked in the preseason poll.

Gallaudet opens the season away on Thursday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. against Union (N.Y.) College.

2016-17 NEAC Women's Basketball Preseason Poll 

  1. SUNY Polytechnic Institute (7)
  2. Morrisville State (4)
  3. Bryn Athyn (2)
  4. Wells
  5. Lancaster Bible (1)
  6. SUNY Cobleskill
  7. Saint Elizabeth
  8. GALLAUDET
  9. Keuka
  10. Penn St.-Abington
  11. Penn St.-Berks
  12. Cazenovia
  13. Penn College
  14. Wilson

( ) = First-place votes

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