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Huskies Pegged Fourth in NFHCA Preseason Poll

Aug. 22, 2017

STORRS, Conn. - The defending BIG EAST Regular-Season and Tournament Champion UConn Field Hockey Team enters 2017 as the fourth-ranked team in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Preseason Top-25 Poll.

The Huskies finished last season No. 6 in the NFHCA Poll, after concluding the year with a 22-2 record and a NCAA semifinal loss to North Carolina. In 2017, UConn returns 14 players and welcomes 12 newcomers, including two from overseas.

The No. 4 Huskies garnered 993 points and four first-place votes in the first poll of the year. UConn only trails No. 1 North Carolina with 1,137 points, No. 2 Duke with 1,081 points and No. 3 Delaware with 1,003 points. Overall, UConn will face 12 top-25 teams this fall, with two opponents in opening weekend, beginning with No.13 Stanford in its season opener on Friday and No. 14 Northwestern on Sunday.

For a full listing of the top-25 teams and release, click here.

Institution- Points (First Place Votes)
1. North Carolina - 1,137 (14)                               
2. Duke - 1,081 (15)                               
3. Delaware - 1,003 (7)                                 
4. Connecticut - 993 (4)                        
5. Syracuse - 978                                         
6. Maryland - 949 (3)                                    
7. Penn State - 879 (1)                        
8. Princeton - 808 (2)                                    
9. Louisville - 760 (1)                                    
10. Virginia - 746 (1)                                    
11. Michigan - 673                             
12. Boston College - 666                                         
13. Stanford - 617                                         
14. Northwestern - 613                                         
15. Wake Forest - 457                             
16. Boston University - 443                                         
17. Iowa - 340                                         
18. Albany - 329                                         
19. James Madison - 295                             
20. Harvard - 289
21. American - 249
22. Massachusetts - 177
23. Old Dominion-151
24. Maine - 124
25t. Pacific - 107
25t. Liberty - 107


 

 

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