MVB: Wildcats Top NEAC Pre-season Poll

Photo Credit: Kelley Waskiewicz
Photo Credit: Kelley Waskiewicz

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its 2016 Men's Volleyball Preseason Poll Results. SUNY Poly was voted #1 and will be the team to beat in 2017.

Below is an excerpt from the NEAC release of the Preseason Poll.

"The Wildcats received four first-place votes and three second-place nods to top the charts with 58 total points.  SUNY Poly will see the return of six players and five starters from last year's squad that claimed the NEAC Runner-Up title after making a run to the conference championship.  Leading the way will be a pair of 2015-16 NEAC All-Conference selections in junior setter Zach Goggin (Feeding Hills, Mass.) and senior middle blocker Nick Hagen (Hilton, N.Y.).  Goggin was a First Team selection after leading the conference in both assists (1,163) and assists per set (10.38) last season, while Hagen received Third Team honors after leading the NEAC in both block assists (86) and hitting percentage (.360). ."   

The full preseason poll release from the NEAC can be viewed HERE.