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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

National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth Is Preseason #5 In West Division As Player Retirement And Turnover Results In “Younger, Faster Defense”

2012 recap: The Stealth had some debilitating early-season injuries and dug a 1-5 hole when coach Chris Hall returned to the bench after receiving treatments for throat cancer. Washington never bounced back.

Hall health update: “The tumor is gone,” Hall said. “I’m in good shape. I’m gaining weight and I feel healthy. We just hope it stays that way. I’m cleared to continue coaching, and I’m excited about that. I’ll continue to be monitored, but things are good right now.’’

Offseason: Forward Cam Sedgwick and transition man Jason Bloom, the team’s captain, retired. Defenseman Kyle Hartzell was traded to the Wings for a draft pick. Transition man Chet Koneczny went to Colorado as a free agent.

Entry draft: The Stealth need to get younger and faster on defense. Veterans will be pushed by No. 11 pick Tyler Garrison, a 6-foot-2 and 200-pound defenseman who was captain of the Coquitlam Junior A club in British Columbia, No. 12 pick Bill Hostrawser, an aggressive checker who helped the Orangeville (Ontario) juniors win the 2012 Canadian title, and No. 19 pick Justin Pychel, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound defender from the Six Nations senior side.

“We’re pretty excited about getting Garrison and Hostrawser,” Hall said. “I see both those guys having a good shot at stepping into the lineup and playing right away. They lack some experience, but Minnesota proved last year that’s not a bad thing. We got two real good righties and a good leftie in Pychel, too. We were looking for one. There are going to be some battles for jobs on the back end. Our intention in the draft was to ensure we’d have some people coming to camp to push some of the veterans.”

Coaching change: Dan Perreault is in and Dan Stroup is out as coach of the offense, and Bloom becomes an additional assistant coach.

Goals: The only players with more than 20 goals last season were Lewis Ratcliff (36), Rhys Duch (33) and Athan Iannucci (21). If Jeff Zywicki isn’t hampered by injuries like last winter, and if Iannuccci thrives during a full season with this team, the offense should be much better.

New captain: Defenseman Kyle Sorensen takes over from Bloom.

Get back: Washington can only go up in 2013. “We won the championship in 2010, lost by one goal in the 2011 final and finished last in 2012, so we were proof in the pudding that it’s not very far from first to last,” Hall said. “We have no intention of proving it again. I know you’ve got to be ready to play game one. You’ve got to be in midseason form when the season starts, because it’s only 16 games. All the teams are strong and well-coached, so it really becomes a game-by-game performance issue. We have to get back to where we should be. I think we’ll be back battling for top spot, rather than where we finished last year.”

Schedule: The Stealth opens Jan. 5 at home against defending NLL champ Rochester.

NCAA Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine” 2012 “Preseason NCAA Men’s Div I Lacrosse” Rankings Feature #1 Virginia Followed By Duke, Johns Hopkins, Cornell And Denver

NCAA Division I Men

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

Preseason Player of the Year: Rob Pannell, Cornell

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2011-12/news/122911_lacrosse_magazine_releases_college_preseason_rankings_and_honorees

MCLA Lacrosse: Arizona State Men’s Lacrosse Sr. Goalie Dylan Westfall Is Lacrosse Magazine’s “Preseason Player Of The Year”

MCLA Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine” Announces “Preseason Player Of The Year” Poll Featuring Attacker Ted Ferrin (BYU), LSM Matt Walrath (Chapman) And Goalie Dylan Westfall (Arizona State)

MCLA Division I

Ted Ferrin, Brigham Young, Sr. A
Ferrin makes up for his relatively small size with lightning quickness and an accurate shot, on display last year with his 54 goals (along with 41 assists).

Johnny McKnight, Texas, Sr. M
The rangy, athletic middie causes plenty of mismatches for opponents. He scored 25 goals and dished out eight helpers last spring.

Matt Walrath, Chapman, Sr. LSM
An LSM by trade, Walrath fills many roles for the Panthers. He’s a stingy defender, is astute in the clearing game and is an accomplished faceoff man.

Dylan Westfall, Arizona State, Sr. G
The top goalie in the association, Westfall held Chapman and Michigan to a less than 10 combined goals, leading the Sun Devils to the title game.

MCLA Division II

Matt Dowd, Dayton, Sr. D
Dowd is an athletic long pole who can not only cause turnovers, but can single-handedly get the ball into the attack zone.

Jack Dumsa, Grand Valley State, Sr. A
Dumsa made the high-flying Lakers’ offense tick with 59 goals and 75 assists in 2012 (134 points).

Steve Johnson, St. John’s (Minn.), Jr. D
Following in the long line of dominant defenders for the Johnnies, Johnson anchors a backline that will once again be one of the top defenses in the country.

Jordan Richtsmeier, Davenport, Jr. A
The prototypical quarterback, Richtsmeier scored 41 goals, but made the Panthers’ offense click with 67 assists (108 points).

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/club/2011-12/news/111611_vote_for_lacrosse_magazine_men_and_women_club_preseason_players_of_the_year

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Ranks Denver Men’s Lacrosse As Preseason #1 With Jr. Attacker Mark Matthews Voted Offensive Player Of The Year