W&L MEN's LAX RANKED EIGHTH BY LACROSSE MAGAZINE
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Lacrosse Magazine released its Division
I, II and III preseason polls on Wednesday afternoon and Washington and
Lee was among those cited.
The W&L men's lacrosse team is ranked eighth overall
in voting conducted by the magazine staff, collegiate coaches and media
Two-time defending national champion Salisbury sits atop
the poll and is followed by last season's runner-up, Nazareth. Middlebury,
Cortland, Washington College, Gettysburg, Ithaca, W&L, Tufts and Hampden-Sydney
round out the preseason Top 10. ODAC rivals Roanoke and Lynchburg rank
11th and 12th, respectively.
W&L returns five starters and 31 letterwinners from
last seasons 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), a Preseason
Honorable Mention All-America selection.
Washington and Lee opens its 2005 campaign with a game
at Washington College on Sat., Feb. 26 at 1:30 pm.
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