The Emerson Lions were voted eighth in the NEWMAC preseason baseball Coaches' Poll. The poll is headlined by the defending champion Babson Beavers, who took home their first conference title since 2009. The Beavers earned five first place votes. Right behind Babson are the Lyone of Wheaton College, who earned three first place votes and the No. 2 spot in the poll. MIT is ranked third follower by WPI and Clark at numbers four and five. SPringfield, Coast Guard, and Emerson round out the poll from spots six through eight.
The Lions will look to rebound from an 8-21 season which saw them go 1-16 in NEWMAC play. The Lions will open their season in Auburndale, Fla. over spring break. Upon returning home, they will open their home schedule against Rivier on March 17th.