BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - For the second time in the past three years, the Binghamton softball team is the favorite to win the America East. The conference released its preseason poll on Wednesday. The Bearcats received four of the seven first place votes.
Seniors Jessica Rutherford, Kate Richard and Stephanie Bielec all return this season after being named first team all-conference in 2016 and 2017.
Binghamton won the regular season title in 2017, but was eliminated by Maine in the conference tournament.
America East Preseason Poll:
1. Binghamton - 33 points (4)
T2. Maine - 26 points
T2. UMass Lowell - 26 points (1)
4. Stony Brook - 23 points (1)
5. Albany - 22 points (1)
6. UMBC - 10 points
7. Hartford - 7 points