The Aztecs, who begin their first season of lacrosse this February, picked up 15 points in the preseason poll. The 15 points are just one less than Saint Mary’s (16 points) for sixth place and six more than Fresno State (9). SDSU is the only first-year program in the MPSF. Stanford has been predicted to win the league with 48 points, including six first-place votes. Oregon grabbed the other two first-place votes and is picked second with 44 points.
San Diego State kicks off its inaugural season on Feb. 11 against Ohio State in a neutral game in Palo Alto, Calif. The Aztecs’ first-ever home contest is on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. PT against Cincinnati.
2012 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Preseason Poll
(First-place votes in parenthesis)
1. Stanford – 48 (6)
2. Oregon – 44 (2)
3. Denver – 35
4. California – 33
5. UC Davis – 24
6. Saint Mary’s – 16
7. San Diego State – 15
8. Fresno State – 9
A pair of League contests will be featured the following weekend, with the first being a women’s lacrosse matchup. American will visit Navy Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. On Saturday, April 14, the annual Army-Navy tilt in men’s lacrosse will be televised from Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y., at 12 p.m.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Lehigh at Navy, Annapolis, Md. (Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium), 7 p.m. (Men)
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Army at Bucknell, Lewisburg, Pa. (Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium), 12 p.m. (Men)
Friday, April 13, 2012
American at Navy, Annapolis, Md. (Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium), 7 p.m. (Women)
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Navy at Army, West Point, N.Y. (Michie Stadium), 12 p.m. (Men)
Friday, April 20, 2012
Colgate at Bucknell (Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium), 7 p.m. (Men)
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Johns Hopkins at Navy (Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium), 12 p.m. (Men)
Friday, April 27, 2012
Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Semifinals (at the highest seed), 5 p.m./7:45 p.m.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Championship, 3 p.m.
The next Patriot League contest to be televised is a rematch of the 2011 men’s championship, as Colgate visits Bucknell Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. The following day, CBS Sports Network will televise Navy hosting in-state rival Johns Hopkins Saturday, April 21 in Annapolis starting at 12 p.m.
For the fourth consecutive year, CBS Sports Network will televise all three games of the Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Tournament, extending its stretch as the longest running men’s lacrosse conference tournament to be nationally televised in its entirety. The semifinals will take place Friday, April 27 at 5 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., while the championship is set for Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. All three games will be hosted by the tournament’s No. 1 seed, which goes to the team with the best regular-season record in League play.
Hofstra Men’s Lacrosse Coach Seth Tierney on the 2012 Start of Preseason Practice.