Monday, January 12, 2015

University of Albany Men's Lacrosse Ranked #12 in Preseason USILA DI Coaches Poll - UAlbany Sports 2015

PERRY, N.Y. – The UAlbany Men’s Lacrosse Team is ranked #12 is the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Preseason Coaches Poll, announced on Monday.

It is the second year in a row that UAlbany has started the year in the top-12, earning a preseason #10 ranking last year.  UAlbany received 112 points in the poll.

Currently, UAlbany is the only America East team to receive any points in the poll.  The team is the third-highest among New York-based squads, only behind #4 Syracuse and #10 Cornell.

Including Syracuse and Cornell, UAlbany’s regular season opponents include six ranked squads: #11 Harvard, #15 Yale, #16 Drexel and #19 Bryant.  UMass, UAlbany’s home opener opponent, received points in the poll.  In addition, UAlbany will scrimmage against #13 Penn and Princeton, which received points in the poll.

The Great Danes are coming off an NCAA Quarterfinal appearance last year, going 12-6 with a second-consecutive America East title.  UAlbany was ranked #15 in the final USILA poll of the 2014 season, taken before the NCAA Tournament.

NCAA Semifinalist Denver is the preseason #1 with 274 points.  Notre Dame is #2 with 271 points while reigning NCAA champion Duke is at #3 with 268 points.

The Great Danes will begin the season against ranked Drexel on Saturday, February 21st in Philadelphia at 2:30 p.m

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