Royals Third In Landmark Conference Preseason Poll

Doug Sage

With its season opener just 10 days away, The University of Scranton men’s lacrosse team found out today that it is expected to finish third in the Landmark Conference this spring.

The Royals picked up 36 points in the conference’s preseason poll of its seven head coaches.  Defending champion Goucher College landed five first-place votes and 55 points to claim the top spot, followed by Drew University (two first-place votes, 48 points), Scranton, Catholic and Susquehanna (both with 23 points, the Merchant Marine Academy (17), and Washington & Jefferson (15).

Doug Sage will make his head coach debut with the Royals on Saturday, February 23, when Scranton hosts Farmingdale State at 1:00 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.  He welcomes back 30 lettermen, including five starters, from last year’s team that went 9-7 overall and qualified for the Landmark Conference tournament for the second straight season and for the fourth time in the conference’s five-year history.

Scranton won its first-ever Landmark Conference title and advanced to the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time in school history in 2011.

The results of the 2013 Landmark Conference men’s lacrosse preseason poll are as follows:

Rank Insitution (1st-Place Votes) Points
1. Goucher College (5) 55
2. Drew University (2) 48
3. The University of Scranton 36
4. Catholic University 23
4. Susquehanna University 23
6. Merchant Marine Academy 17
7. Washington & Jefferson 15

--ROYALS--

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