KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Sept. 1, 2017) – On Wednesday, the NEWMAC revealed the preseason coaches poll for the upcoming 2017 football season – the league's first year sponsoring football – and USMMA was picked by the conference's head coaches to finish in second place.
Springfield, who came over from the Liberty League with the Mariners, was tabbed as the preseason favorite, as they racked up six first-place votes. Merchant Marine received two first-place votes and WPI came in third in the poll, making a top-three of all former Liberty League teams.
Norwich took fourth, MIT came in fifth, Catholic and Coast Guard tied for sixth and Maine Maritime rounded out the teams in eighth place.
For the complete release from the NEWMAC, click here.
The Mariners open the 2017 season tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 2, when they host Misericordia as part of Parents Weekend festivities at the Academy. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. at Brooks Stadium. Live stats and a live video feed of the game will be available on the USMMA Football Schedule Page.
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