Team preview: Vermont

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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)

Vermont billed itself as "the least experienced team in the nation" last season. With five starters returning from a team that made a late push to its fourth straight America East title game, that definitely won't be the case in 2006-07.

A solid frontcourt, the return of reigning America East Rookie-of-the-Year Mike Tromboli, strong leadership and a talented freshman class should allow the Catamounts to contend for a conference title again this season.

"I think we'll be better in the league," coach Mike Lonergan said.