ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The Elms College field hockey team was selected to finish sixth in the 2011 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Preseason Poll as announced by the league on Monday.
Voting for the preseason poll is conducted by each member head coach, including new members Anna Maria College and Regis College.
The Blazers take the field under first-year head coach Kim Cosenza and a stellar corps of five returners and host of talented newcomers including 2010 First Team All-NECC goalkeeper junior Alexandra Bonavita (Agawam, Mass.).
Here is a look at how the preseason voting unfolded:
2011 NECC Field Hockey Coaches Poll (first place votes)
1. Daniel Webster - 44 (4)
2. Becker - 41 (1)
3. Wheelock - 33 (1)
4. Anna Maria - 24 (1)
5. Regis - 22
6. Elms - 18
7. Bay Path - 14