BROOKLYN, NY - In a tight vote, the NYU-Poly softball team was tabbed the pre-season favorite in the 2011 Skyline Conference Coaches Poll. The defending champions (45 pts) edged out Farmingdale (43 pts) and had five first place votes to the Rams three first place nods. Old Westbury was picked third and Mount Saint Mary was selected fourth.
In Men's tennis, it was Saint Joseph's (LI) edging out the Jays tennis squad for the top nod. The Golden Eagles received four first place votes to NYU-Poly's three and picked up 45 total points to NYU-Poly's 41. The two teams faced off last spring in the Skyline Championships and baring some upsets, will likely have a repeat in the 2011 edition. Farmingdale finished third in the voting while Purchase came in at fourth place.
NYU-Poly's basbell team ended up in eighth place in the Skyline poll. The Jays look to rebound after a last place finish in the 2010 campaign.