FAIRFIELD, Conn.— The Sacred Heart University men's tennis team was selected sixth in the Northeast Conference preseason coaches poll announced by the conference office on Wednesday.
Bryant was the unanimous pick to claim a fifth consecutive NEC crown and added to an already crowded trophy case in Smithfield.
Saint Francis U was chosen as the runner-up, followed by fellow NEC contender Fairleigh Dickinson. Wagner was slotted fourth, followed by Mount St. Mary's in fifth place. Sacred Heart and St. Francis Brooklyn rounded out the seven-team poll. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams.
The Mercer County Tennis Center in West Windsor, NJ will once again serve as the venue for the seven-team single-elimination NEC championship from April 20-22. The winner will earn the NEC's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament field.
SHU welcomed William Boe-Wiegaard last September following a 13-year professional career on the ATP and ITF tours. He was a five-time All-America selection at Bates College and won the 2006 NCAA DIII singles championship.