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2020 MEAC Preview: Norfolk State Seeks Redemption

Season Preview

After posting the best record in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference last year, Norfolk State was one strike away from its first-ever trip to regionals before Florida A&M rallied to snatch the MEAC tournament title. The Spartans bring back plenty of talent and experience and look like the team to beat heading into 2020, but FAMU, NC Central and Coppin State should be worthy contenders.

The MEAC has one fewer team this year, as Savannah State dropped down to Division II. And this could be the final season for North Carolina A&T in the MEAC, as the school is expected to leave for the Big South Conference in 2021, according to news reports.

Our conference preview includes:

Projected Standings

Bold indicates 2019 regional team, and records are from 2019. Teams are listed in order of projected 2020 finish.

TEAMCONFERENCEOVERALL
Norfolk State17-724-26
North Carolina Central10-1421-28
Florida A&M14-1027-34
Coppin State15-924-24
North Carolina A&T16-829-24
Bethune-Cookman10-1417-38
Delaware State12-1220-25
UMES4-2010-44
 

Projected Regional Team (1): Norfolk State

Player of the Year: Justin Banks, 1B, Coppin State

Pitcher of the Year: Ryan Miller, RHP, North Carolina Central

Freshman of the Year: Matthew Garcia, SS, Bethune-Cookman

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