After going 0-6 in conference play last season, the Binghamton women’s lacrosse team has been selected to finish last in the 2013 America East Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
Last year’s conference championship runner-up, Stony Brook, garnered the top spot with 33 points and three first-place votes. Albany, which received two first-place votes, and Boston University, which received one, tied for second in the poll with 29 points apiece. UMBC grabbed the final first-place nod and landed at fourth with 19 points. Vermont and New Hampshire, with 17 and 13 points respectively, rounded out the poll, just ahead of the Bearcats.
Binghamton will have a new head coach this season following Tony Zostant’s resignation late last month after five seasons in the leading role. Lead assistant Stephanie Allen, who has been with the team since 2008, has taken over as interim coach.
Despite losing three starters to graduation last spring, the Bearcats are set to return their four leading scorers from last year’s squad in senior attack Kimberly McGeever, senior midfield Katherine Hunsberger, senior defense Kristen Stone and senior midfield Casey Bulman.
Binghamton is scheduled to kick off its season on Feb. 23 at St. Francis (Pa.).