ALBANY — The University at Albany women’s basketball team was picked to finish third in this year’s America East Conference preseason poll, while junior Kyara Frame was a preseason all-conference pick.
UAlbany received one first-place vote in the poll, which the league released Wednesday. Two-time defending champion Maine was selected to finish first in the conference and garnered the eight other first-place votes in the poll, which did not allow coaches to vote on their own teams.
UAlbany finished 13-18 overall last season, but went 9-7 in conference play and advanced to the America East semifinals. Frames averaged a team-high 12.8 points per game last season and was a third-team all-conference selection.
UAlbany opens its 2019-20 season Nov. 5 at SEFCU Arena against Columbia.
2019-20 AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PRESEASON POLL
(First place votes in parentheses)
1 - Maine, 64 (8)
2 - Stony Brook, 55
3 - UAlbany, 52 (1)
4 - Binghamton, 41
5 - Hartford, 32
6 - Vermont, 29
7 - New Hampshire, 23
8 - UMBC, 16
9 - UMass Lowell, 12