The University of Vermont had never won an America East women’s soccer title and certainly wasn’t expected to this year.
At least not in the eyes of coaches around the league, who ranked them seventh of 10 teams in the league’s preseason poll.
"We really started from the bottom and worked our way up," said junior forward Cricket Basa (Montpelier, Vt.). "In the preseason poll the America East did not have us anywhere close to the top. We definitely had people doubting us."
Nobody’s doubting the Catamounts now.