Buffalo, NY - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released their yearly preseason polls this past Friday, with the D'Youville Spartans failing to crack the top five.
D'Youville was voted to finish seventh overall as the Penn State-Altoona Lions were picked for a first place finish. The Lions won their first NEAC title in 2017 with a 15-1 conference record and a 26-7 overall record.
As for the Spartans, they finished 2017 with a 4-12 NEAC record and a 5-17 overall record. The men finished their season by winning two of their last three conference games. They will head into the season under new leadership as Hans Schroeder was elevated from assistant to head coach in the offseason.
The entire preseason poll rankings are as follows:
1.) Penn State-Altoona
2.) Lancaster Bible
5.) SUNY Poly
9.) College of Saint Elizabeth
The full release of the 2018 NEAC Men's Volleyball Preseason Poll can be found at the NEAC website.