After three consecutive America East championships, the UAlbany women's basketball team has been picked to win the conference yet again.

The Great Danes were a unanimous No. 1 selection in the preseason coaches coll, garnering 64 total points, 13 ahead of second-place Stony Brook.

This is the second straight year UAlbany is a unanimous decision.

In addition, Danes star Shereesha Richards was picked to the preseason all-conference team. She scored 20.0 points per game a season ago.

UAlbany opens its season on Nov. 14 against St. Francis of Brooklyn.

POLL

1. UAlbany (8) 64
2. Stony Brook 51
t3. New Hampshire (1) 46
t3. Hartford 46
5. Maine 43
6. UMBC 24
t7. UMass Lowell 21
t7. Vermont 21
9. Binghamton 8