Daily Archives: January 6, 2014

NCAA Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Top 20” Ranks Duke Men’s Lacrosse #1 Followed By Syracuse, North Carolina, Denver & Notre Dame

NCAA Men's Lacrosse

With several key players returning from last year’s NCAA championship team, the Duke men’s lacrosse team tops Lacrosse Magazine’s NCAA Division I preseason rankings for 2014.
The Blue Devils, who have advanced to seven straight NCAA final fours and won titles in 2010 and 2013 under coach John Danowski, were 16-5 in 2013, winning 14 of their final 15 games.
All six members of the revamped ACC are ranked in the top 10, with 2013 NCAA runner-up Syracuse and North Carolina right behind the Blue Devils at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. Notre Dame (No. 6), Maryland (No. 7) and Virginia (No. 9) gave the expanded conference a dramatic presence at the top of the rankings.
Denver is the only non-ACC squad in the top five, earning the No. 4 nod after a trip to the NCAA semifinals last year. The Pioneers will make their Big East debut this season.
The rankings were compiled by Lacrosse Magazine staff after consultation with college coaches.

Lacrosse Magazine NCAA Division I Men’s Preseason Top 20

1. Duke
2. Syracuse
3. North Carolina
4. Denver
5. Notre Dame
6. Princeton
7. Maryland
8. Penn State
9. Virginia
10. Albany
11. Loyola
12. Yale
13. Johns Hopkins
14. Bucknell
15. Ohio State
16. Lehigh
17. Penn
18. Cornell
19. St. John’s
20. Villanova

NCAA Div II Lacrosse: Tampa Women’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Rollins, Erskine, Limestone, Adams State, Saint Leo And Newberry

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The University of Tampa women’s lacrosse program has announced its schedule for the inaugural season, as announced by head coach Kelly Gallagher.
The schedule includes four teams that were nationally ranked to end the 2013 season, including the nation’s No. 2 and 3 ranked squads. Additionally, a pair of regionally-ranked opponents will also play the Spartans.
UT will play 12 of its 17 regular-season games at the Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex, beginning with the program’s first regular season game against Rollins College on February 9 at 2 p.m. The Tars finished the 2013 season with a 16-2 record, and will also host the Spartans to end the regular season on April 27 in Winter Park.

Tampa Women's Lacrosse 2014 Schedule

“New England Lacrosse Journal” January 2014 Online Issue Released Featuring Boston Univ. Men’s Lacrosse “Team One” NCAA Debut

New England Lacrosse Journal January 2014 Issue

Cover Story: Team One
The Boston University men’s team — the first New England program to begin in Division 1 in decades — enters its unique debut season with high hopes. Plus, how Ryan Polley and his staff constructed the first Terriers team.

New England Lacrosse 2014: A to Z
We preview the new year one letter at a time — from ‘A’ for Albertus Magnus to ‘Z’ to Zach Davidson of Castleton State.

Boston Cannons: Impact deal
Coach John Tucker and the Cannons trade for Brodie Merrill, the MLL’s most accomplished defenseman, in an offseason of key changes.

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