February 8, 2011

Merrimack Women Picked 4th in Northeast-10

from press release

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Following a school-record 12 victories and the first-ever national ranking, the Merrimack women's lacrosse team was picked to finish fourth in the 2011 Northeast-10 Preseason Coaches Poll.

Merrimack received 99 votes, including one first-place vote to finish fourth overall, narrowly ahead of fifth-place New Haven (96 votes) and sixth-place Bentley (94 votes).

Led by captains Liz Lyons (Westwood, MA) and Christina McCarron (Westwood, MA), Merrimack opens its season against Queens at Dowling on March 4 before hosting Stonehill in the home opener at 4 p.m. on March 10.

The defending National Champion Adelphi Panthers received nine of 13 first-place votes and 140 total votes. Le Moyne, who enters its first Division II season after moving down from Division I, earned three first-place votes and 130 total votes. Stonehill was third with 119 overall votes.

Northeast-10 Preseason Women's Lacrosse Coaches Poll
Team (1st) Points
Adelphi (9) 140
Le Moyne (3) 130
Stonehill 119
Merrimack (1) 99
New Haven 96
Bentley 94
So. New Hampshire 89
Franklin Pierce 62
American Int'l 54
Saint Anselm 52
Saint Michael's 31
Assumption 28
So. Connecticut 14

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