December 20, 2010

Petersen, Adelphi Picked to Run Table

from staff reports

Claire Petersen, LM's preseason player of the year, paces the attack for No. 1-ranked Adelphi.

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Two-time defending NCAA Division II women's lacrosse champion Adelphi claimed the No. 1 spot in Lacrosse Magazine's 2011 preseason poll, with Panthers' attacker Claire Petersen earning LM preseason player of the year honors.

Petersen had a monster campaign in 2010. She led the nation in scoring with 128 points. "She's going to be even better this year," said Adelphi head coach Joe Spallina.

Lock Haven, C.W. Post, Le Moyne -- making its Division II debut after reclassifying from Division I -- and Limestone round out LM's top five.

Rankings were compiled by LM staff with consultation from college coaches. Click here for more preseason projections.


1. Adelphi
2. Lock Haven
3. C.W. Post
4. Le Moyne
5. Limestone
6. West Chester
7. Stonehill
8. Mercyhurst
9. Gannon
10. Dowling

Preseason Player of the Year: Claire Petersen, Adelphi

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