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SUNY Cobleskill Women's Basketball Ranked Sixth in NEAC Opening Coaches Poll

Written By Editor on 11/16/16 | 11/16/16

The SUNY Cobleskill women’s basketball team will open the 2016-17 season ranked sixth overall among 14 teams in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) pre-season Coaches Poll. The Fighting Tigers are coming off a 2015-16 season that saw them post a 9-16 overall mark including a 7-11 record in conference play.

According to second-year head coach Katherine Kollar the Fighting Tigers will be heading into the new season with different expectations and objectives given the veteran nature of the roster.
“With our experience our expectations are much higher this year with our overall goal being to make the league play-offs. I am very excited for our seniors who worked very hard last year and during the off-season to justify a move from thirteenth in last year’s pre-season poll to sixth this year which is a very big jump. But as I told our team after the rankings came out, you can enjoy this for ten seconds then it’s time to go back to work because there’s still much left to do for us to achieve our goals.”
This season the Fighting Tigers will be depending heavily several returning letter winners led by three-time All-NEAC Team selection senior forward Shelby Preston, Ravena, N.Y., Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School, who averaged 13.8 points per game and was among the nation’s leading rebounders for the third consecutive season at 14.5 per game while shooting 43.3 percent from the field and 64.3 percent from the free throw line.

Joining Anderson among the returners will be senior guard/forward Ashley Creighton, Niskayuna, N.Y., Catholic Central High School/Schenectady Community College, who averaged 11.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game and senior guard Shiann Coons, Albany, N.Y., Bishop Maginn High School/Schenectady Community College, who averaged 10.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.

Among the new recruits, fans can look for freshman combination guard Addy Lawson, Milford, N.Y., Milford High School, an aggressive player with strong ball handling skills and freshman point guard Erica Cabrera, Middletown, N.Y., John S. Burke Catholic High School, an excellent defender to make immediate impacts.

The Fighting Tigers will open the season on Tuesday November 15th when they host the Trailblazers of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA at the Iorio Gymnasium with tip-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
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