UVM received 25 votes to earn third place in the America East Preseason Poll. UAlbany (35) and Stony Brook (33) were selected to finish ahead of Vermont. Last year the Cats ended on a 12-4 overall record.
UAlbany defeated the Catamounts last year in a heartbreaking America East title game. Vermont lost a key midfielder Ian MacKay who was selected 13th in MLL Draft. Although the Cats no longer have MacKay, there are 35 returners at 15 freshman on the roster.
UVM opens the 2019 season next Friday (Feb. 1) with a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah to take on the Utah Utes.