February 23, 2010

Bullets Earn Top Billing in CC Preseason Poll

from press releases

LANCASTER, Pa.  - Gettysburg College edged Franklin & Marshall College by two points to claim the top position in the 2010 Centennial Conference Women's Lacrosse Coaches Preseason Poll released by the conference office on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

All 10 first-place votes went to either Gettysburg or Franklin & Marshall, with the Bullets earning six and 78 total points. The three-time defending conference champions and reigning national champion, Franklin & Marshall picked up the remaining first-place nods from the coaches and finished right behind Gettysburg with 76 points. The Bullets topped the preseason poll for the first time since 2007.

2009 conference playoff qualifiers Dickinson College (62 points), Muhlenberg College (58 points), and McDaniel College (49 points) were each predicted to reclaim playoff spots this spring. Rounding out the bottom five squads were Haverford College (38 points), Ursinus College (35 points), Washington College (26 points), Swarthmore College (19 points), and Bryn Mawr College (10 points).

Gettysburg finished 16-4 last season and made its third appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament semifinals in the last four seasons. The Bullets were picked third in both preseason national polls conducted by Lacrosse Magazine and the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).

Gettysburg kicks off the 2010 season at home this Thursday, Feb. 25, against the University of Mary Washington at 4 p.m. 

2010 Centennial Conference Preseason Poll

Rank School (1st Pl Votes) Points
1. Gettysburg (6) 78
2. Franklin & Marshall (4) 76
3. Dickinson 62
4. Muhlenberg 58
5. McDaniel 49
6. Haverford 38
7. Ursinus 35
8. Washington 26
9. Swarthmore 19
10. Bryn Mawr 10





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