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
- SUNY Polytechnic Institute (7)
- Morrisville State (4)
- Bryn Athyn (2)
- Lancaster Bible (1)
- SUNY Cobleskill
- Saint Elizabeth
- Penn St.-Abington
- Penn St.-Berks
- Penn College
( ) = First-place votes