Cabrini tabbed as favorites to win Atlantic East Conference title

Cabrini picked first in AEC preseason poll
Cabrini opens the 2020 season as favorites to win the Atlantic East Conference according to the AEC Preseason Coaches' Poll released on Tuesday.

The Cavaliers, led by head coach Nick Weisheipl, return a pair of All-Conference honorees in Mack McKisson and Kyran Weemaels.

McKisson hit .368 last season and posted a 1.017 OPS while starting all 42 games. He led the AEC with 63 hits and 33 walks while collecting 94 total bases, the second-most in the conference.

Weemaels was outstanding on the hill in conference play, making four starts while pitching to a 1.78 ERA while limiting opponents to a .237 batting average

Cabrini earned four (out of six) first-place votes in the poll.

Cabrini is coming off a program-record 31 wins last season, including an 11-1 record in the Atlantic East regular season, earning the top seed in the conference tournament and advancing to the best-of-three championship series.

[For our Cabrini preview, click here.]

"We've got a really veteran group," Weisheipl said. "They've been through the trenches since we've begun and have paid their dues; shepherds to the younger guys to show them how we do things here. We couldn't be happier with this group of guys."

The Cavs open the 2020 campaign this Friday, February 14, when they travel to Colonial Heights, VA to face St. Lawrence University at 5pm.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
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