February 24, 2011

Lycoming Picked Seventh in MAC

from press release

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – After five straight appearances in the Middle Atlantic Conference playoffs, the Lycoming College women's lacrosse team is selected to finish seventh in the conference's preseason coaches' poll, the league office in Annville, Pa., announced on Thursday.

Elizabethtown, who reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2010, was selected to win the conference with 141 points, while Messiah was close behind with 134 points. FDU-Florham, Eastern, Widener and Alvernia filled out the remaining top six spots ahead of Lycoming while Manhattanville, Lebanon Valley, Misericordia, Arcadia, Wilkes and King's rounded out the poll.

While the Warriors have lost 10 starters and 17 letterwinners from a team that finished 10-8 overall and advanced to the Middle Atlantic Conference semifinals, the team returns six players, including sophomore Brooke Strausser (Wernersville, Pa./Conrad Weiser Area), who earned all-conference honors as a freshman, and junior Grace Gargiulo (Branchburg, N.J./Immaculata), who has posted 62 points already in her career.

The Warriors begin their 2011 campaign Thursday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. at Dickinson.

2011 MAC Women's Lacrosse Preseason Poll
1. Elizabethtown 141 pts. (9)
2. Messiah 134 pts. (4)
3. FDU-Florham 123 pts.
4. Eastern 107 pts.
5. Widener 97 pts.
6. Alvernia 88 pts.
7. Lycoming 75 pts.
8. Manhattanville 70 pts.
9. Lebanon Valley 54 pts.
10. Misericordia 50 pts.
11. Arcadia 32 pts.
12. Wilkes 26 pts.
13. King's 17 pts.
(#) denotes fist place votes

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