EDISON, NJ – The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) announced Friday that Marist College is the 2019 MAAC Women’s Rowing Preseason favorite as voted on by the league’s head coaches. The Drake University rowing team was picked fourth in the preseason poll. Print Friendly Version Drake will start its 2019 spring season March 23 with a spring break race against Jacksonville and Stetson in Deland. Fla. Canisius College placed third in the poll with 76 points, followed by Drake with 69 points. Robert Morris University came in fifth with 51 points, tailed closely by Fairfield University which tallied 49 points. Manhattan College was awarded 43 points and Stetson University finished in eighth with 35 points. Sacred Heart University (24 points) and Iona College (13 points) round out the poll. The Red Foxes were voted first with 96 points and six first-place votes in the preseason poll narrowly ahead of 2018 MAAC champion, Jacksonville, with 94 points and four first-place votes.