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MCLA:  St. Thomas Unanimous Preseason Pick in D-2 Poll, FGCU at #9 and UNF Receives Votes

MCLA: St. Thomas Unanimous Preseason Pick in D-2 Poll, FGCU at #9 and UNF Receives Votes

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  via the MCLA web site   ATLANTA – After finishing runner-up last season, St. Thomas has been tabbed the unanimous No. 1 selection in the 2018 Under Armour MCLA Division II Preseason Coaches Poll. The Tommies, who have the most MCLA Division II titles (5), swept all 19 first place votes and were nearly 30 points clear of No. 2 Grand Valley State. St. Thomas and GVSU are both part of the new UMLC-II, which placed all six of its members in the Top 7 of the poll. The Tommies and Lakers are joined by No. 3 North Dakota State, No. 4 Dayton, No. 6 St. John’s and No. 7 Minn.-Duluth. No. 5 Sierra Nevada is the only non-UMLC outfit in the Top 7. Cal State Fullerton, Florida Gulf Coast and Bridgewater State fill out the Top 10.   2018 Under Armour MCLA Divisio
MCLA:  Grand Canyon Tops D-I Preseason Poll, FSU at #11

MCLA: Grand Canyon Tops D-I Preseason Poll, FSU at #11

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  via MCLA web site   ATLANTA – It has won the national championship in two of the last three years and now Grand Canyon enters the 2018 season as the No. 1 team in the Under Armour MCLA Division I Preseason Coaches Poll. The Lopes snatched 22 of the 24 first place votes for 590 points – 33 ahead of No. 2 Chapman. The Panthers, which grabbed the other two first place votes, lost to GCU in the 2017 title game. After advancing to the national semifinals last spring, California sits at No. 3, well ahead of No. 4 Brigham Young. The Cougars edged out No. 5 Georgia Tech – the other semifinalist from last year – by three points. Both the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) and the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference (RMLC) placed three teams in the Top 10, while the
FSC #2, FIT #6 and Rollins #11 in Preseason IWLCA D2 Poll!

FSC #2, FIT #6 and Rollins #11 in Preseason IWLCA D2 Poll!

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  via the IWLCA web site   2018 IWLCA Division II Pre-Season Poll – January 29, 2018   The Adelphi University Panthers claimed the number one spot in the IWLCA Division II Coaches Pre-Season Poll, claiming 24 of the 25 available first place votes. Adelphi posted a 21-1 record last year en route to winning the 2017 NCAA National Championship. Florida Southern, who lost to Adelphi in the Championship game, checks in at #2. The third and fourth spots in the poll are claimed by last year’s NCAA semi-finalist squads, Lindenwood and Le Moyne. LIU Post completes the top five grouping. Florida Tech, Queens, New Haven, Regis, and East Stroudsburg clock in at #6-10. The Northeast 10 looks like one of the toughest conferences based on the pre-season poll, as New Haven (#
Tampa Lax Report Out With Their Third “Five Players to Watch in 2018”!

Tampa Lax Report Out With Their Third “Five Players to Watch in 2018”!

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  Excerpt: The Tampa Lax Report staff worked together and consulted local coaches to arrive at a compilation of Tampa’s 25 Boys Players to Watch in 2018. The players are listed in random order and were picked based on talent level and overall impact to their team’s success. An overall emphasis was also placed on older players. We will list 5 players each day, Monday, January 29 through Friday, February 2.   Link is HERE  
Keiser:  Men’s Lacrosse Opens The Year Ranked #2!

Keiser: Men’s Lacrosse Opens The Year Ranked #2!

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  via the Keiser web site   1/30/2018 6:03:00 PM The Seahawks open the season as the No. 2 ranked team in the 2018 NAIA Coaches' Preseason Top 10 poll. The poll was announced by the National Office on Tuesday evening. Reigning National Champions Reinhardt opens the year atop the poll with seven first-place votes and 98 points. Keiser is second with one first-place vote and 92 points, while Missouri Valley is third with 85 points. Keiser is favorites to repeat as the AII Independent Championship after claiming the championship in their inaugural season and advancing to the national championship game. The Seahawks didn't need long to claim their first win in school history as they knocked off Point University, 29-10 in their season opener. Keiser went on to win t
2018 SSC Women’s Lacrosse Season Outlook; FSC Selected Preseason No. 1

2018 SSC Women’s Lacrosse Season Outlook; FSC Selected Preseason No. 1

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  via the SSC web site   Author's Note:  Just like with the Men we will bring you the Women's Coaches Interviews as separate articles over the next few days!  7 teams will be broken down into 2, 2, and 3 team articles!   MELBOURNE, Fla. - Sunshine State Conference women's lacrosse coaches pick Florida Southern College to win a fourth-consecutive conference title. The 2017 NCAA Division II national runner-up received 34 total votes and five first-place votes in the preseason coaches ranking. Florida Tech finished second in the poll with 31 votes and one first-place vote. Rollins College lands in third after garnering 29 votes and the final first-place vote. The University of Tampa holds a three-vote edge over Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for fourth place in
IWLCA D1 Preseason Poll:  Maryland at #1, Gators #5!

IWLCA D1 Preseason Poll: Maryland at #1, Gators #5!

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  via IWLCA web site   2018 IWLCA Division I Pre-Season Poll – January 29, 2018   The University of Maryland Terrapins, the 2017 NCAA National Champions, claimed the top spot in the IWLCA Division I Coaches Pre-Season Poll, claiming 24 of the 25 available first place votes. The Terps are coming off a perfect 23-0 season last year and are followed closely by Stony Brook University at number two, who saw their 2017 season end in the NCAA quarter-finals with a 13-12 loss to Maryland. North Carolina, Penn State, and Florida round out the top five teams in the pre-season rankings by the coaches. Boston College, the 2017 NCAA Runner-Up, was picked sixth, while Navy checks in at #10 after their run to the NCAA Semi-Finals last year. The ACC is shaping up as the confe