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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


NCAA Men's Lacrosse Div II

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
6. NYIT
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 III Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine Women’s 2014 Preseason Top 20” Features Salisbury #1 Followed By Cortland, Trinity, Middleton And Franklin & Marshall


NCAA Div III Women's Lacrosse

After avenging a loss in the 2012 NCAA title game with a 12-5 win over Trinity last May to capture its second NCAA championship, the Salisbury University Sea Gulls open 2014 as Lacrosse Magazine’s preseason No. 1 for NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse.
Salisbury, which went a perfect 23-0 a year ago, returns first-team All-America selections Ashton Wheatley (G) and Bethany Baer (M) along with second-team honoree Meghan Toomey (D) and several other key players under reigning IWLCA Division III Coach of the Year Jim Nestor.
Cortland, led by IWLCA Defender of the Year Jessica Lavelle, comes in at No. 2 this spring after making the NCAA semifinals in 2013. Trinity, which eliminated the Red Dragons in the semifinals before falling to Salisbury in the title game, is No. 3.

Lacrosse Magazine NCAA DIII Women’s Preseason Top 20

1. Salisbury
2. Cortland
3. Trinity
4. Middlebury
5. Franklin & Marshall
6. Gettysburg
7. TCNJ
8. Colby
9. Bowdoin
10. Geneseo
11. RPI
12. York
13. Amherst
14. Susquehanna
15. Hamilton
16. Christopher Newport
17. Ithaca
18. Brockport
19. Fredonia
20. Stevenson

NCAA Div III Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Men’s Top 20” Ranks Stevenson #1 Followed By RIT, Cortland, Salisbury And Dickinson


NCAA Men's Lacrosse Div III

After capturing the school’s first NCAA championship in any sport, Stevenson enters 2014 atop Lacrosse Magazine’s NCAA Division III men’s lacrosse rankings.
The Mustangs return defensive anchors like goalie Dimitri Pecunes and first-team All-American defenseman Kyle Holechek and second-team All-American attackman Chris Dashiell from a team that lost just two games a year ago, each by one goal.
An equally stacked RIT team stands at No. 2 after last year’s NCAA runner-up showing, bringing back most of the roster that helped the Tigers set school records for goals (321) and points (503) last spring.

Lacrosse Magazine NCAA Division III Men’s Preseason Top 20

1. Stevenson
2. RIT
3. Cortland
4. Salisbury
5. Dickinson
6. Tufts
7. Cabrini
8. Roanoke
9. Washington College
10. Western New England
11. Nazareth
12. Lynchburg
13. Washington & Lee
14. Stevens
15. Denison
16. St. Mary’s
17. Ithaca
18. Wesleyan
19. Widener
20. Gettysburg

NCAA Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Women’s Top 20” Ranks North Carolina #1 Followed By Maryland, Syracuse, Northwestern And Florida


NCAA Women's Lacrosse

Breaking through for its first NCAA title with a thrilling 13-12 win over rival Maryland in triple overtime, North Carolina will begin 2014 as the No. 1 team in Lacrosse Magazine’s NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse preseason rankings.
With most of the defense returning, including first-team All-American Sloane Serpe and offensive All-Americans Abbey Friend (attack) and Brittney Coppa (midfield), Tar Heels coach Jenny Levy has a full cupboard for the championship defense this spring.
The 2013 runner-up Terrapins, a game short of perfection (22-1), come in at No. 2 to begin the spring, with NCAA semifinalists Syracuse (No. 3) and Northwestern (No. 4) expected to return to form as well and challenge for the championship.

Lacrosse Magazine NCAA Division I Women’s Preseason Top 20

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

WCLA Lacrosse: Lacrosse Magazine 2014 Preseason Top 20 Ranks Colorado State #1 Followed By UCSB, Georgia, Cal Poly And BYU


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Coming off of a dominant 22-0 season in 2013, the Colorado State Rams are the Preseason No. 1 in Lacrosse Magazine’s WCLA Division I Top 20. Winners of three of the past four US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates National Championships, the Rams were the first team since 2007 to take home the title as the top seed.
Runner-up UC Santa Barbara, the 2012 champion, is second in the Preseason Top 20, with Georgia, Cal Poly and BYU rounding out the top five.
The 2013 WCLA National Tournament will be played from May 7-10 at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex and Stadium in Virginia Beach, Va.

WCLA Division I Preseason Top 20

1. Colorado State
2. UC Santa Barbara
3. Georgia
4. Cal Poly
5. BYU
6. Texas
7. Florida Club
8. Pittsburgh
9. Virginia Club
10. Colorado Club
11. Santa Clara
12. USC Club
13. Minnesota
14. Westminster
15. Ohio State Club
16. Maryland Club
17. Michigan Club
18. Virginia Tech Club
19. UCLA
20. Penn State Club

MCLA Lacrosse: Lacrosse Magazine 2014 Preseason Poll Ranks Arizona State #1 Followed By Colorado State, Colorado, BYU And Chapman


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A MCLA national semifinalist a year ago, the Arizona State Sun Devils are the No. 1 team in the preseason MCLA rankings for 2014.
Arizona State finished 2013 with an 18-3 record and took the SLC tournament – avenging one of its losses from the year by topping Chapman in the semifinals. In the nationals, the Sun Devils topped Georgia and UC Santa Barbara before falling to Colorado by one goal in the final.
Defending National Champion Colorado State comes in at No. 2 after its perfect 21-0 season, capped by the 7-2 win over Colorado in the finals. The Buffalos are No. 3 entering 2014, followed by Brigham Young and Chapman to round out the Top 5.

MCLA Division I Preseason Top 20

1. Arizona State
2. Colorado State
3. Colorado
4. Brigham Young
5. Chapman
6. UC Santa Barbara
7. Michigan State
8. Grand Canyon
9. Oregon
10. Sonoma State
11. Boston College
12. Stanford
13. California
14. Texas
15. Connecticut
16. Minnesota-Duluth
17. Cal Poly
18. Georgia Tech
19. Westminster
20. Simon Fraser