Athletics
Men's Preseason Coaches Poll
(First-place Votes) Pts.
1.) Marquette (5) 74
2.) Georgetown (2) 70
3.) Creighton (1) 61
4.) Villanova 58
5.) St. John's (2) 56
6.) Providence 41
7.) Xavier 38
8.) Seton Hall 20
9.) Butler 19
10.) DePaul 13

Men's Preseason Honors
PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Doug McDermott, Creighton
PRESEASON ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:
Rysheed Jordan, St. John's
PRESEASON All-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM:
Markel Starks, Georgetown, G, Sr., 6-1, 175, Accokeek, Md.
Davante Gardner, Marquette, F, Sr., 6-8, 290, Suffolk, Va.
Bryce Cotton, Providence, G, Sr., 6-1, 165, Tucson, Ariz.
D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's, G, Jr., 6-4, 204, Missouri City, Texas
Semaj Christon, Xavier, G, So., 6-3, 190, Cincinnati, Ohio
*PRESEASON All-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM:
Cleveland Melvin, DePaul, F, Sr., 6-8, 208, Baltimore, Md.
Jamil Wilson, Marquette, F, Sr., 6-7, 230, Racine, Wis.
JaKarr Sampson, St. John's, F, So., 6-9, 214, Akron, Ohio
Fuquan Edwin, Seton Hall, G/F, Sr., 6-6, 215, Paterson, N.J.
Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova, G, So., 6-3, 195, Langhorne, Pa.
JayVaughn Pinkston, Villanova, F, Jr., 6-7, 240, Brooklyn, N.Y.
*a tie in the balloting created an extra position
PRESEASON All-BIG EAST HONORABLE MENTION:
Kadeem Batts, Providence, F, 6-10, 245, Boston, Mass.
Chris Obekpa, St. John's, C, So., 6-9, 240, Makurdi, Nigeria
Women's Preseason Coaches Poll
(First-place Votes) Pts.
1.) DePaul (8) 79
2.) Creighton (2) 67
3.) St. John's 62
4.) Villanova 56
5.) Marquette 55
6.) Georgetown 36
7.) Butler 31
8.) Providence 25
9.) Xavier 20
10.) Seton Hall 19

Women's Preseason Honors
PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Brittany Hrynko, DePaul
PRESEASON ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:
Shayla Cooper, Georgetown
PRESEASON All-BIG EAST TEAM:
Daress McClung, Butler, G/F, Sr., 6-0, Indianapolis, Ind.
Marissa Janning, Creighton, G, So., 5-8, Watertown, Minn.
Sarah Nelson, Creighton, F, Sr., 6-0, Omaha, Neb.
Jasmine Penny, DePaul, F, Sr., 6-1, Logansport, Ind.
Andrea White, Georgetown, F, 6-0, Sr., Lancaster, Va.
Katherine Plouffe, Marquette, F, Sr., 6-3, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Tori Rule, Providence, Jr., G, 5-7, Minneapolis, Minn.
Aliyyah Handford, St. John's, G, So., 5-9, Newark, N.J.
Ka-Deidre Simmons, Seton Hall, G, R-Jr., 5-8, Newark, N.J.
Caroline Coyer, Villanova, G, So., 5-10, Oak Hill, Va.