The University of Hartford men's soccer team is the co-favorite to win the America East. The Hawks share the top spot in the preseason poll with UMBC. Vermont was third, followed by UMass Lowell, Albany, New Hampshire, Binghamton and Stony Brook. ... Quinnipiac field hockey was chosen to finish third in the MAAC coaches' poll, behind Monmouth and Fairfield. The Quinnipiac women's volleyball team was picked eighth in the MAAC poll.
Letunov On Board
Maxim Letunov, perhaps the top recruit in UConn hockey history, will debut for the Huskies in the 2015-16 season, according to sources. There was some question whether Letunov, of Moscow, Russia, would have to sit out a season before being granted NCAA eligibility. Letunov, a left-handed forward, was drafted by St. Louis in the second round of the 2014 draft. He committed to UConn earlier this month.
Tabb To Coach At WNE
Colin Tabb is the new men's basketball coach at Western New England. Tabb, a former All-American at fellow Trinity, replaces Mike Theulen, who coached Western from 2005-08 and 2012-15; Theulen will remain athletic director. Tabb was the basketball coach this past season at Loomis Chaffee.
Rock Cats Fall In 9th
The Erie Seawolves rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Rock Cats 5-4 on the road in Erie, Pa., Tuesday night. The winning run came on an RBI single by Wynton Bernard off Rock Cats reliever Carlos Estevez (0-3, 5.59.)