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NCAA Div II Men’s Lacrosse: Colorado Mesa And Dominican (CA) Are Picked As Co-Favorites In 2014 WILA Preseason Coaches Poll


NCAA Div II Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine 2014 Preseason Top 10” Features Adelphi Men’s Lacrosse Ranked #1 Followed By Le Moyne, Mercyhurst, LIU Post And Limestone

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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

1. Adelphi
2. Le Moyne
3. Mercyhurst
4. LIU Post
5. Limestone
7. Seton Hill
8. Lake Erie
9. Dowling
10. Merrimack

NCAA Div II Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Top 10” Features LIU Post #1 Followed By Adelphi, Le Moyne, Limestone And Lock Haven

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Two-time defending NCAA Division II women’s champion LIU Post is Lacrosse Magazine’s preseason top-ranked team heading into the 2014 season.
Led by senior attacker Jackie Sileo, who is already Division II women’s lacrosse’s all-time points leader and the NCAA’s all-time leader in assists in any division, LIU Post hasn’t lost a game since 2012.
The Pioneers return many key players in midfielder Katie Rotan and defender Melissa Rohr, among others.
LIU Post went 20-0, and won the ECC in 2013. The season culminated with a 10-7 win over Limestone in the national title game, after a thrilling 7-6 semifinal victory over Long Island rival Adelphi.

Lacrosse Magazine NCAA Division II Women’s Preseason Top 10

1. LIU Post
2. Adelphi
3. Le Moyne
4. Limestone
5. Lock Haven
6. Rollins
7. West Chester
8. Stonehill
9. Dowling
10. Pfeiffer

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

MCLA Div II Lacrosse: Biola Men’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Saint Mary’s, Claremont, Northern Colorado, UCSD And Occidental

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NCAA Div II Lacrosse: Lindenwood Women’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Adelphi, Adams State, Fort Lewis, Regis, Saint Leo & Colorado Mesa

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NCAA Div II Lacrosse: Colorado State Pueblo Women’s Lacrosse Names Monica Potter As First Head Coach; Inaugural Season Begins In 2014-15

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CSU-Pueblo’s new women’s lacrosse program now has its first leader as Monica Potter will steer the Pack’s startup program into its first season of competition in 2014-15.
Potter, most recently the assistant coach at Fort Lewis College, has served as a head coach at three universities prior to coming to CSU-Pueblo.

Colorado State Pueblo Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Monica Potter

Colorado State Pueblo Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Monica Potter

Potter’s collegiate coaching career began at Lindenwood (Mo.) University, an associate member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in women’s lacrosse.  During one season at Lindenwood, she directed Lindenwood to the Central Plains Division title, a national tournament berth and a number-23 ranking in the Women’s Division Intercollegiate Associates of U.S. Lacrosse.  She also turned a program with a losing record into one that had an undefeated regular season.  Additionally, Potter served as Lindenwood’s field hockey coach.

She then moved on to the head coaching position at Adrian College, an NCAA Division III institution in Adrian, Mich.  She helped launch the program into existence, recruiting players from eight stats to fill the roster as, much like CSU-Pueblo, it awaited a newly constructed complex for its program.

From 2008-09, Potter coached at Fontbonne University, an NCAA Division III institution in St. Louis, Mo.  In returning to her native St. Louis, she directed the Griffons for two seasons, coaching above .500 for both seasons.  In addition to her duties as women’s lacrosse coach, she also directed Fontbonne’s field hockey program as well as served as Assistant Athletic Director, specializing in NCAA compliance.

At CSU-Pueblo, Potter will get the opportunity to be a full-time women’s lacrosse coach for the first time in her career, and similar to Adrian College, she will be able to build a program from the ground up and ready it to take the field in Spring 2015.

For more:  http://www.gothunderwolves.com/sports/wlax/2013-14/releases/201311017300ga

NCAA Div II Lacrosse: Notre Dame De Namur Head Coach Kevin Arabejo Hopes To Return Argonauts To Winning Ways Last Seen In 2005-07 Seasons

Notre Dame de Namur Men's Lacrosse BannerBecause of the lean roster, being in shape will be a must if the Argos want to fulfill their goal of posting a winning record via their nine-game varsity schedule (NDNU also plays eight collegiate club teams). As such, the team spent the first month of fall ball working almost exclusively on conditioning, sometimes with no sticks or balls. In addition, Arabejo has instituted a cross-training program where players are proficient at more than one position.

While there are high hopes, in only one of the nine games on the schedule – a spring break game against start-up Lynn (Fla.) on March 5 – can NDNU be considered favorites. And the rivalry game with Domincan may not be pretty.

by Jac Coyne

by Jac Coyne

In a part of the country known for its iconic bridges, Kevin Arabejo is hoping to act as a metaphorical connector at Notre Dame de Namur.

A member of one of the last classes recruited to NDNU by Joe Romano, the architect of the Argos’ salad days in combination with then-athletic director Doug Locker, Arabejo knows just

Notre Dame de Namur Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Kevin Arabejo

Notre Dame de Namur Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Kevin Arabejo

how good the Belmont, Calif., program can be. Back in 2005, NDNU knocked off No. 9 Bryant, 13-10, and even two years later, the Argos were playing in one goal games with NYIT.

As a player from 2009-12, Arabejo played for three different coaches and watched the steady decline of the program. It started well enough, with all four of the Argos losses coming against teams in the Top 9 in the country in ’09. The team was also still good enough to thrash Bay Area rival Dominican, 16-3. The nadir came in his senior year when he captained a 1-12 squad whose only victory came in double overtime against Lindenwood – a program in its first varsity season – while NDNU was rocked twice by Penguins.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/DII/2012-13/news/102313_can_arabejo_resurrect_the_ndnu_brand

MCLA Div II Lacrosse: Missouri State Men’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Emory, Kennesaw State, Kansas, Lindenwood And St. Louis

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MCLA Div II Lacrosse: Western Oregon Men’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Oregon, Humboldt State, Portland, Claremont, Cal State Fullerton, Concordia, Gonzaga And Portland State

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