Returning national semifinalist Adelphi begins 2014 as the top team in Lacrosse Magazine’s NCAA Division II men’s lacrosse preseason rankings.
Adelphi finished last season with a 14-3 record and went 10-2 in the Northeast-10.
The Panthers fell to eventual champion and NE-10 foe Le Moyne in the final four, but they return several key starters in first-team All-American midfielder Joe Celano, faceoff man Greg Puskuldjian and starting goaltender Aidan Mennardo.
Adelphi edged the defending champion Dolphins for the No. 1 position. Le Moyne went 18-2 en route to the championship and won the NE-10.
Lacrosse Magazine NCAA Division II Men’s Preseason Top 10
2. Le Moyne
4. LIU Post
7. Seton Hill
8. Lake Erie