Husson University has won 7 straight North Atlantic Conference softball championships and the league coaches have made them the favorite once again this season.The NAC released its preseason coaches poll today which has coach Terren Hall's Eagles at the top of the list with 4 first place votes, enough to beat out Castleton University by 5 points and Thomas College who rounded out the top 3 spots.

Husson posted a 22-13 record a year ago and made it to the championship game of the NCAA Northeast Regional for the first time in program history. the team returns 11 players from last years squad and welcome 9 freshman this season.

Saturday the Eagles depart to Florida and their spring trip where they will play 12 games in 6 days.

Below is the NAC Preseason Coaches Poll.

Team   Points (First Place Votes)
 1. Husson 46 (4)
 2. Castleton 41 (2)
 3. Thomas 37 (1)
 4. New England College 30
 5. UMaine-Farmington 16
 T6. Johnson State 13
 T6. Lyndon 13