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MASCAC Women’s Basketball Pre-Season Poll Announced

MASCAC Women’s Basketball Pre-Season Poll Announced

Falcons slated to finish fifth in 2018-19 MASCAC Women's Basketball preseason poll

Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State women's basketball team was selected fifth in the 2018-19 MASCAC Women's Basketball Pre-Season Coaches Poll as announced by the league office Tuesday morning.

The Owls of Westfield State were selected to win the 208-19 MASCAC Women's Basketball title after garnering six of the seven first place ballots for a total of 36 points to outdistance second place Framingham State's total of 29 points.

Next up was Worcester State in the third spot with a total of 27 points, which included the final first place vote, while Bridgewater State followed in fourth with 20 points. Sitting in fifth was the Falcons of Fitchburg State University with 15 points, while Salem State and MCLA closed out this year's preseason poll in sixth and seventh with 14 and six points respectively.

The Fitchburg State women's basketball team opens its 2018-19 season on Thursday as it travels to Rivier University to take on the Raiders in non-conference action, starting at 7:00 PM.

The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, the nation's first Division III men's and women's playing conference, has a rich and storied tradition of competitive success while celebrating excellence in the classroom. MASCAC core member schools include Bridgewater State University, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, MCLA, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Salem State University, Westfield State University and Worcester State University. Two other institutions, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Plymouth State University, are affiliate members of the conference in the sports of football and men's ice hockey, while Western Connecticut State University joined the conference as an affiliate member in football beginning in 2013-14.

 

2018-19 MASCAC Women's Basketball Pre-Season Coaches Poll

  1. Westfield State (6)

36 points

  1. Framingham State

29 points

  1. Worcester State (1)

27 points

  1. Bridgewater State

20 points

  1. Fitchburg State

15 points

  1. Salem State

14 points

  1. MCLA

6 points

Portions Of Release Courtesy of the MASCAC SID Office