WATERVILLE, Maine – The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) has announced its preseason poll for women's soccer and Thomas College was picked to finish second in a vote conducted by the league's coaches.
Thomas is coming off its best season in recent memory, earning the number one seed in the NAC Tournament and finishing as runner-up a season ago. 2018 NAC Coach of the Year Deb Biche-Labbe enters her ninth year looking to build off last year's success. She returns 2018 NAC Rookie of the Year Katherine Hoving (Bristol, Maine), as well as fellow All-Conference First Team players Cassie Contigiani (Belmont, N.H.) and Taznae Fubler (Smith's, Bermuda). Returning junior forward Nikki Bradstreet (Topsham, Maine) will help round out the potent Terrier offense.
The Terriers will begin their season at home against the University of Southern Maine on August 30.
2019 NAC Women's Soccer Preseason Poll
1. Maine Maritime – 77 Points (6 first place votes)
2. Thomas – 67
3. UMaine-Farmington – 64 (2)
4. Husson – 61 (1)
5. SUNY Delhi – 41
6. SUNY Canton – 35
7. NVU-Johnson – 27
8. UMaine-Presque Isle – 17
9. NVU-Lyndon – 16