BOSTON, Mass. – In the inaugural New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Field Hockey Preseason Poll, defending champion MIT sat atop the standings courtesy of six first-place votes. Regular-season champion Babson College finished second in the rankings while Springfield College and Wellesley College tied for third.
The Engineers, who posted a ledger of 17-3 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament last year, kick off the 2013 season on Friday, August 30 against New England College. MIT's pursuit of its fourth NEWMAC title in five years begins on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2012 runner-up Springfield College.
NEWMAC Field Hockey Preseason Poll
|Rank||Team (First place votes)|
|2.||Babson College (1)|
|T-3.||Springfield College (1)|
|Wellesley College (1)|
|5.||Mount Holyoke College|