News & ToursSeptember 15, 2009

Conference previews: Best of the Rest, Part I

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2009-10 outlook

__Atlantic 10

Predicted champion: Charlotte

Predicted player of the year: Corey Nagy, Charlotte

Predicted freshman of the year: Nick Austin, Richmond

NCAA Regional Bound: Charlotte, Richmond, Xavier

__Atlantic Sun

____Predicted champion:__East Tennessee State

Predicted player of the year: Seamus Power, East Tennessee State

Predicted freshman of the year: Kevin Phelan, North Florida

NCAA Regional Bound: East Tennessee State, North Florida, Mercer

__Big East

Predicted champion:__ Notre Dame

Predicted player of the year: Riley Wheeldon, Louisville

Predicted freshman of the year: Paul McNamara III, Notre Dame

NCAA Regional Bound: Notre Dame, Louisville

__Big West

__Predicted champion: UC Irvine

Predicted player of the year: John Chin, UC Irvine

Predicted freshman of the year: Zeyu He, UC Irvine

NCAA Regional Bound: UC Irvine, Pacific

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Conference USA

Predicted champion:__ SMU

Predicted player of the year: Kelly Kraft, SMU

Predicted freshman of the year: Chris Worrell, Tulsa

NCAA Regional Bound: SMU, UCF, Tulsa, East Carolina

__WOMEN

2009-10 outlook

Atlantic Sun[

](http://www.atlanticsun.org/)Predicted champion:__ Campbell

Predicted player of the year: Belen Diaz Cisneros, Campbell

Predicted freshman of the year: Alex Buelow, Stetson

NCAA Regional Bound: Campbell, Stetson, East Tennessee State

__Big East

Predicted champion:__ Notre Dame

Predicted player of the year: Sara-Maude Juneau, Louisville

Predicted freshman of the year: Simone Strauss, Georgetown

NCAA Regional Bound: Notre Dame, Louisville

Big West

Predicted champion: UC Davis

Predicted player of the year: Alice Kim, UC Davis

Predicted freshman of the year: Demi Francis Runas, UC Davis

NCAA Regional Bound: UC Davis, UC Irvine

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Conference USA

Predicted champion:__ Tulane

Predicted player of the year: Abby Bools, East Carolina

Predicted freshman of the year: Elisa Aoki, UCF

NCAA Regional Bound: Tulane, East Carolina, Tulsa, UCF

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