Thursday November 10, 2011 | 01:48 PM

The Thomas College men’s basketball team was picked to win the North Atlantic Conference, earning 95 points in the preseason coaches poll, released Thursday.

The Terriers, who received six first-place votes, are led by two-time all-conference selection Jarrad DeVaughn. Last winter, DeVaughn led the conference with 21 points per game for Thomas, which averaged 90.3 points per game.

Husson finished second with 87 points, including four first-place votes, followed by Colby-Sawyer. Castleton and the University of Maine at Farmington finished tied for fourth.

Meanwhile, the Castleton State women were picked to win the title by the conference’s coaches. The Spartans return eight players from last year’s conference runner-up and received five first-place votes for 91 total points.

Husson finished second in the poll, followed by Colby-Sawyer, Maine Maritime and the University of Maine at Farmington. Thomas was picked to finish eight.
 

Men's coaches poll

Team    votes (1st)


1. Thomas    95 (6)


2. Husson    87 (4)


3. Colby-Sawyer    72


4. UM-Farmington    64


4. Castleton    64


6. New England    42


7. Lyndon State    39


8. Maine Maritime    37


9. Johnson State    29


10. Green Mountain     21


Women's coaches poll

Team    Votes (1st)
1. Castleton    91 (5)
2. Husson    85 (2)
3. Colby-Sawyer 84 (2)
4. Maine Maritime    78 (1)
5. UM-Farmington    55
6. New England    44
7. Lyndon     43
8. Thomas    34
9. Johnson State    19
10. Green Mountain 17

 

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