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FSU Tied for 9th in LEC Poll

August 24, 2018 GMT

The Fitchburg State field hockey team has been ranked ninth in the Little East Conference Pre-Season Coaches Poll as voted upon by the league coaches.

Worcester State University, the defending regular-season LEC champion, has been picked to hoist the league trophy as the Little East Conference announced preseason poll on Thursday. The Lancers received seven of 12 possible first-place votes to top the poll with 138 points.

Keene State, the defending LEC postseason tournament champion, garnered the second spot in the results, receiving five first-place nods to total 133 points. Third place was earned by Plymouth State, which notched one first-place vote and a total of 114 points.

The fourth and fifth slots in the preseason poll went to Westfield State (100 points) and Bridgewater State (89 points), respectively.

Rounding out the poll results were UMass Dartmouth (86), Eastern Connecticut State (80), Southern Maine (64), Fitchburg State (57), Western Connecticut State (57), Castleton (54), Framingham State (21) and Salem State (17).

The Fitchburg State University field hockey team will open its 2018 season on Aug. 31 as it travels to New England College for a 6 p.m. game.