January 2, 2014

St. Thomas Stands Tall in MCLA DII Top 20

by Lacrosse Magazine Staff | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

The Tommies enter 2014 as favorites to win yet another MCLA Division II Crown. (Cecil Copeland)

BALTIMORE – With five MCLA Division II titles in the last six years, St. Thomas is once again the preseason favorite, taking the top spot in Lacrosse Magazine's rankings in advance of the 2014 season.

The Tommies went a perfect 17-0 in 2013, with a pair of wins coming against preseason No. 2 St. John's, which advanced to the national semifinals before falling to Westminster, which moves up to MCLA Division I this spring.

Grove City, North Dakota State and Concordia, all of which participated in last year's National Tournament, round out the Top 5.

Lacrosse Magazine's complete preseason rankings follow:

MCLA Division II Preseason Top 20

1. St. Thomas
2. St. John's
3. Grove City
4. North Dakota State
5. Concordia
6. Grand Valley State
7. Coast Guard
8. Indiana Tech
9. Western Oregon
10. SCAD
11. Elon
12. Palm Beach Atlantic
13. Cal State Fullerton
14. Florida Gulf Coast
15. Dayton
16. DePaul
17. St. Andrew's
18. Portland
19. Briarcliffe
20. Sam Houston State

Check back to LaxMagazine.com all week for the unveiling of the WCLA and MCLA preseason rankings and preseason Player of the Year choices.

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