Today, the Northern Sun coach’s released their preseason rankings and picked the University of Mary to finish 14th overall and seventh in the North.
That might be a little surprising when you consider the Marauders finished tied for 10th last season.
Also, they return nine players that saw a significant amount of action.
U-Mary will hang their hats again on defense this season. Last year, they allowed the third fewest points in the conference.
Senior Jaylen White, who was honorable mention all-conference last season, said he thinks this team can surprise some people.
“We’re trying to win the North [Division],” White said. “We’re trying to prove something. We’re trying to prove something as a team that you can’t count us out. Last year, [we lost] nine games by less than eight points. That margin of error is so small. I think we can be one of the top teams I think.”
The men open their season Nov. 8 at the University of Central Oklahoma.