Daily Archives: December 20, 2010

NCAA Div I Men’s Lacrosse: Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse Ranked #1 In Preseason Poll Followed By Virginia, North Carolina, Stony Brook And Maryland; In West, Notre Dame Is #7 And Denver Is #14


Lacrosse Magazine, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse, has released its annual preseason college rankings, predicting nine of 11 defending national champions to repeat as title winners in 2011. The magazine also named its Preseason Player of the Year in each division.

The rankings, compiled by Lacrosse Magazine staff after consultations with coaches, predict Syracuse has been tabbed the preseason favorite to capture the NCAA Division I men’s championship.

NCAA DIVISION I MEN

1. Syracuse
2. Virginia
3. North Carolina
4. Stony Brook
5. Maryland
6. Princeton
7. Notre Dame
8. Duke
9. Hofstra
10. Cornell
11. Army
12. Johns Hopkins
13. Loyola
14. Denver
15. Georgetown
16. Villanova
17. Drexel
18. Delaware
19. UMass
20. Yale

Preseason Player of the Year: Kevin Crowley, Stony Brook

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/genrel/122010_lacrosse_magazine_releases_2011_preseason_rankings_and_players_of_the_year

NCAA Div I Women’s Lacrosse: Maryland Women’s Lacrosse Ranked Preseason #1 Followed By Northwestern, North Carolina, Duke And Syracuse; #10 Notre Dame And #12 Stanford Are Best In West


Lacrosse Magazine, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse, has released its annual preseason college rankings, predicts Maryland to win its second straight NCAA Division I women’s championship.

Maryland’s Karri Ellen Johnson is Lacrosse Magazine’s preseason player of the year for Division I women’s lacrosse, with the Terps also pulling the No. 1 ranking in its preseason poll, the publication announced Monday.

Johnson, a junior attacker, led Maryland in goals (69) and draws (71) and developed into a standout defender who caused 24 turnovers and scooped 27 ground balls. Johnson capped the 2010 season in fine fashion, scoring three times in the Terps’ 13-11, streak bustin triumph of Northwestern in the national championship game.

Northwestern is ranked No. 2 by LM entering the 2011 season, followed by North Carolina, Duke and Syracuse.

NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN

1. Maryland
2. Northwestern
3. North Carolina
4. Duke
5. Syracuse
6. Georgetown
7. Virginia
8. Penn
9. James Madison
10. Notre Dame
11. Vanderbilt
12. Stanford
13. Loyola
14. Dartmouth
15. Penn State
16. Towson
17. Florida
18. Princeton
19. Boston College
20. Hofstra

Preseason Player of the Year: Karri Ellen Johnson, Maryland