Castleton State College has been chosen as the preseason favorite to defend its NAC Women's Soccer title in a unanimous vote of the conference coaches. The Spartans return nine starters from last year's championship squad which led the conference in goals scored and goals against. Three-time NAC Player of the Year Courtney Chadburn leads the Spartans who finished last season with a 6-0-1 mark in conference play.
Husson University, winners of four-straight titles prior to last season, was picked to finish second. The Eagles return seven starters, including 2010 NAC Rookie of the Year and First Team All-Conference Rebecca Jones. Husson will look to 13 new freshmen to replace six key graduates from last season's team.
University of Maine-Farmington, was picked to finish third and returns four members of last year's all-conference squad led by first-team selection Kayla Tuttle.