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Re: Little East
« Reply #1185 on: November 16, 2019, 02:03:16 pm »
Eastern has the best player in the conference (Mya Villard) along with valuable role players both in the starting lineup (Julie Keckler) and off the bench (Anna Berry, Jaclyn Santella) so that's why they get my nod as the favorite.  Denise Bierly can probably role 9 or 10 deep with that group she has this year while coach Ducharme probably only has about a 7 or 8 rotation group, those couple extra bodies that Eastern can rely on for important minutes very well could be the difference.

I don't know much about Boston or RIC's rosters from last year to this year to make an educated guess on them.  Boston usually seems to have a high roster turnover from year to year though.
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Re: Little East
« Reply #1186 on: November 17, 2019, 09:20:43 am »
Eastern has the best player in the conference (Mya Villard) along with valuable role players both in the starting lineup (Julie Keckler) and off the bench (Anna Berry, Jaclyn Santella) so that's why they get my nod as the favorite.  Denise Bierly can probably role 9 or 10 deep with that group she has this year while coach Ducharme probably only has about a 7 or 8 rotation group, those couple extra bodies that Eastern can rely on for important minutes very well could be the difference.

I don't know much about Boston or RIC's rosters from last year to this year to make an educated guess on them.  Boston usually seems to have a high roster turnover from year to year though.

No disagreement from me that ECU is the team to beat this year.  Depth will be an issue for UMD but they are being underrated. They will be there in the end. I disagree with you on Mya being the best player in the conference.  Brown from UMD is head and shoulders better than anyone in the conference. Don't forget Grassi from UMB will also be in the mix. Mya will have to have a special season to finish ahead of either of those two.  Not taking anything away from Villard.  I love watching her play and she is a great young lady.  No doubt this will be a great season for the LEC as there seems to be more parity this year and a lot of talented players.  Kudos to all the coaches for recruiting well and raising the bar for overall expectations for the Little East Conference.

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Re: Little East
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Re: Little East
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Re: Little East
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Re: Little East
« Reply #1190 on: January 18, 2020, 07:59:47 pm »
Looks like this is Eastern's and RIC's conference to lose.  Castleton is protecting the home fort quite nicely, but they still have to play at the 2 Connecticut schools a very long trip for them, as well as playing @ USM.  Doesn't seem like very long since you don't think Vermont and New Hampshire are that big, but it's actually about 190 miles between the 2 schools. 
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Re: Little East
« Reply #1191 on: January 19, 2020, 02:38:34 pm »


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Re: Little East
« Reply #1192 on: February 04, 2020, 05:22:48 pm »
Wednesday's game between UMass Boston and W. Connecticut, which is to be played at W. Conn, has been postponed to Monday, February 17 at 2 PM, as a precaution.  There is a confirmed case of a UMass Boston student with the novel coronavirus.

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Re: Little East
« Reply #1193 on: February 05, 2020, 12:24:40 pm »
Looks like this is Eastern's and RIC's conference to lose.  Castleton is protecting the home fort quite nicely, but they still have to play at the 2 Connecticut schools a very long trip for them, as well as playing @ USM.  Doesn't seem like very long since you don't think Vermont and New Hampshire are that big, but it's actually about 190 miles between the 2 schools.

I am going to go with ECU for the regular season.  UMD will take over second place by the end of the season.  Don't sleep on them being the eventual playoff champion. They continue to improve with every game now. 

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Re: Little East
« Reply #1194 on: February 08, 2020, 09:40:08 pm »
Updated chart:

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Re: Little East
« Reply #1195 on: February 12, 2020, 03:36:44 pm »
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Re: Little East
« Reply #1196 on: February 14, 2020, 02:12:19 am »
Looks like a decent chance for the LEC to get a 2nd team and IF (and believe me that's a very big if) things break just right possibly sneak a 3rd team in at the very late round for this year.

Boston is about done, I say they need to win the LEC tournament to get in.  RIC is hanging on by a string, right about where that cutoff line normally is.  They played and beat Eastern last night (completing the season sweep) which I believe was not factored into this week's rankings so hopefully they can move up a couple spots.  They still have a bye and only have 2 games before the season ends, both of which they should win (@ Keene, home vs. Western).  Assuming they win both AND make the LEC final, which would mean beating either Dartmouth (if they finish 2nd) or hopefully Boston (if eastern loses again and they finish 1st) should be enough to get RIC into the dance.
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Re: Little East
« Reply #1197 on: February 15, 2020, 12:32:38 pm »
Remember ... a lot changes in Week 2's rankings. Results versus Regionally Ranked Opponents (vRRO) makes it's first appearance ... changes the landscape considerably for teams.

Let's take a look at things Wednesday and then see how the LEC shapes up. (Not saying they aren't in good shape, but I find trying to read the tea leaves off of Week 1 to be challenging.)
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Re: Little East
« Reply #1198 on: February 19, 2020, 03:09:21 pm »
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Re: Little East
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