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*MEN'S POLL

1. Vermont - 80 (8)
2. UMBC - 72 (2)
3. New Hampshire - 66
4. Albany - 51
5. Stony Brook - 44
6. Hartford - 43
7. Lowell - 38
8. NJIT - 28
T9. Binghamton - 14
T9. Maine - 14

*MEN'S ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

Zach Cooks - NJIT
Nick Guadarrama - UNH
Cam Healy - Albany
Obadiah Noel - Lowell
Stef Smith - Vermont

*WOMEN'S POLL

1. Maine - 78 (6)
2. Stony Brook - 76 (4)
3. Lowell - 62
4. Albany - 54
T5. Binghamton - 43
T5. UMBC - 43
7. Vermont - 36
8. Hartford - 24
9. New Hampshire - 23
10. NJIT - 11

*WOMEN'S ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

Maeve Carroll - Maine
Kharis Idom - Lowell
Blanca Millan - Maine
India Pagan - Stony Brook
Dor Saar - Maine
 

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UVM clear AE #1 as typically in most years returning most talent back- that being said it seems like there are so many new faces across the league- including a new school- that it’s really hard to judge what many teams will truly have until games start/if when they start.

Personally, I’m usually way more up to speed with each school’s roster but not anymore in pandemic life.

For example, Albany and Stony Brook appear to basically have whole new teams; who are supposed to be their impact players?
 

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Who voted for UMBC other than Vermont?? I do not think Vermont is out of striking distance but I do think they should be the clear #1.
I'd like to know this too. I wouldn't guess NJIT. I'd guess Barron because he's been increasingly hostile towards UVM and I could see this as personal from him... but I have no idea; that's "just a hunch" as the orange man would say.

Will Brown and Gallagher most certainly picked UVM. They seem to have so much respect for the program. You can probably put Dempsey in that category as well.
 

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For example, Albany and Stony Brook appear to basically have whole new teams; who are supposed to be their impact players?
I was hoping you could tell me. There is so little preseason news and chatter this year.

Healey if healthy is a player of the year candidate. Beyond that it's all question marks for Albany.

If you have more info it would be helpful as we figure out what we have lol
Will Hutchinson in improve as a soph? Will Lulka return to his freshman form? Will JoJo show what he did in Canada before his newest injury and surgery? Which Rizzuto shows up? Does Brown give the transfers the opportunity to play, and do they perform? Is Amica the talent we expect?
 

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The coaching staff seemed pretty high on Jojo preseason last year, so I have high expectations there. Healy's ball handling was better last year, especially before he hurt his back, but it will be nice that he won't have to shift to point as often because we'll have more than one PG on the team - three even! I'd expect that Jarvis Doles, who is coming off an injury last season at Drexel, will probably be in the mix for playing time immediately.

Tough to know much beyond that with newspaper coverage being a little sparser than usual and then activity on campus being shut down since last week

I hope this is how the standings end up. I would love to beat Albany, Vermont then UMBC to win the title.
Huh. You were on one the other day about being picked 6th the other day and now you want to finish 5th? Ok
 

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Huh. You were on one the other day about being picked 6th the other day and now you want to finish 5th? Ok
You're new here so I am going to spell it out for you. Albany is SBU's biggest rival. I am not sure if you were aware of that. There would be nothing better than knocking out your biggest rival as an underdog in the playoffs. That would lead us to a Vermont semi-final. Vermont historically is the most overrated team in the America East. To once again knock them out of the playoffs long before the championship game would be great theatre. A Greek tragedy for those of you from the Bernie Sanders Socialist state of Vermont. UMBC has been the flavor of the month since they went dancing. Putting them in their overblown self important places would be a nice cherry on top of the SBU is going dancing sundae. Does that explain it for you?
 

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with Andre leaving, does this change AE landscape much? I think not much, but does hurt UVM, helps 2 and 3 teams get closer to them
 

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with Andre leaving, does this change AE landscape much? I think not much, but does hurt UVM, helps 2 and 3 teams get closer to them
UVM was overrated before Andre left. Does it change anything? I don't think anyone new what to expect before given the sheer amount of roster turnover for most of the conference. This only adds another question mark to it. If there even is a season.
 

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I have questions about their ability to defend the interior and protect the rim. I also have questions about who, besides Stef, is going to be able to consistently make 3 pt shots to keep the defense from sagging into the paint. They lost Everett and never really replaced the 3 pt shooting he brought to the perimeter. None of the trio of Duncan, Patella, or Mazulla have shown the ability to consistently shoot it from 3 pt range. Deloney is perhaps the best hope for some perimeter shooting help, but was inconsistent in his adjustment to the college 3 pt line. Shungu started out hot last year but cooled significantly as the year went on. Just some surface thoughts. There is always some adjustment period after losing such a big piece of your offense to graduation. With the out of conference games snuffed out, there will be little time to work things out on the court. It could yield to some choppy performances and the team will be behind those teams who actually play a bit of OOC.
 
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I have questions about their ability to defend the interior and protect the rim. I also have questions about who, besides Stef, is going to be able to consistently make 3 pt shots to keep the defense from sagging into the paint. They lost Everett and never really replaced the 3 pt shooting he brought to the perimeter. None of the trio of Duncan, Patella, or Mazulla have shown the ability to consistently shoot it from 3 pt range. Deloney is perhaps the best hope for some perimeter shooting help, but was inconsistent in his adjustment to the college 3 pt line. Shungu started out hot last year but cooled significantly as the year went on. Just some surface thoughts. There is always some adjustment period after losing such a big piece of your offense to graduation. With the out of conference games snuffed out, there will be little time to work things out on the court. It could yield to some choppy performances and the team will be behind those teams who actually play a bit of OOC.
Fair enough.
 

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Sorry to get off topic... But a recent conversation between AE Basketball alums came up. Who was better - Tommy Brenton or Brian Voelkel??
 

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Sorry to get off topic... But a recent conversation between AE Basketball alums came up. Who was better - Tommy Brenton or Brian Voelkel??
That’s an easy one; Voelkel.
 

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That’s an easy one; Voelkel.
Brenton Major Honors:
  • 2013 Lefty Driesell National Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2013 America East Player of the Year
  • 2013 America East Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2013 Lou Henson Mid-Major All-American
  • 2013 NABC All-District 1
  • 2013 All-Met Writers second team
  • 2013 America East first team
  • 2013 America East All-Defensive team
  • 2013 Collegeinsider.com America East Player of the Year
  • 2013 America East Fans[apos] Choice Player of the Year
  • 2012 America East Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2012 America East first team
  • 2012 America East All-Defensive team
  • 2012 Collegeinsider.com America East MVP
  • 2012 Collegeinsider.com Mid-Major Defensive All-America
  • 2010 America East second team
  • 2010 America East All-Defensive team
  • 2009 America East All-Rookie team
Volkel CAREER HONORS:
  • 2014 America East Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2014 America East All-Conference First Team
  • 2014 America East All-Defensive Team
  • 2014 NABC All-District I Team
  • 2013-14 Team Captain
  • 2013-14 America East Preseason All-Conference Team
  • 2013 America East All-Conference First Team
  • 2013 America East All-Defensive Team
  • 2012-13 America East Academic Honor Roll
  • 2012-13 America East Preseason All-Conference Team
  • 2012 America East Championthip Reggie Lewis Most Outstanding Player Award
  • 2012 America East All-Championship Team
  • 2011-12 America East All-Conference Third Team
  • 2011-12 America East All-Defensive Team
  • 2011-12 America East Preseason All-Conference Team
  • 2011 America East Academic Honor Roll
  • 2011 UVM Underclass Athletic Achievement Award
  • 2011 CollegeInsider.com Freshmen All-America Team
  • 2010-11 America East Rookie of the Year
  • 2010-11 America East All-Rookie Team
 
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