W&L MEN'S LACROSSE EARNS PRESEASON NATIONAL RANKING
TOWSON, Md. -- Inside Lacrosse released its Faceoff Yearbook
preseason Division III men's lacrosse coaches poll recently. Washington
and Lee ranked eighth overall in the voting.
Two-time defending national champion Salisbury sits atop
the poll with 81 first-place votes. Nazareth, last season's NCAA Runner-up,
is second in the poll after receiving two first-place votes. Following
Nazareth is Middlebury with two first-place votes, Cortland with three
first-place votes, Washington College, Gettysburg, Ithaca, Washington
and Lee, Tufts and Whittier. Other ODAC schools in the poll were Hampden-Sydney
(14), Roanoke (15) and Lynchburg (19).
W&L returns five starters and 31 letterwinners from
last season's squad which posted a 14-4 overall record, won the ODAC Championship,
and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals. Headlining the returnees is senior
attackman Gavin Molinelli (Northport, N.Y./Northport), who earned Preseason
Honorable Mention All-America honors from the same publication.
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