LIlacrossenews.com, Posted 1/5/13
The Dowling men claimed the No. 1 positions in Lacrosse Magazine’s 2013 NCAA Division II preseason rankings, released Friday.
The Golden Lions enter 2013 as defending national champions, having edged Limestone in the NCAA final, 11-10. Midfielder Louis Riley, who won 14 of 25 faceoffs in the championship game and 64.9 percent for the season, returns, as do attackmen Billy Richardson (16 goals, 19 assists) and Michael Brennen (27g, 5a). Mercyhurst, NCAA champion in 2011, is ranked second, while the 2012 runner-up Saints are ranked fourth.
Lacrosse Magazine’s NCAA Division II men’s preseason rankings as follows:
NCAA Division II Men
3. Le Moyne
7. Seton Hill
9. St. Michael’s
10. Chestnut Hill
Preseason Player of the Year: Corey Lunney, Merrimack, Sr.