Nike/Lacrosse Magazine 2016 NCAA Preview

  • Nike/LM Preseason All-Americans: Division II Men
    February 12, 2016
    Nike/LM Preseason All-Americans: Division II Men Alex Krawec, who guided Le Moyne to the national championship game with outstanding goalie play, returns in net and is among those to land on LM's preseason All-American team.
  • Nike/LM Preseason All-Americans: Division III Women
    February 11, 2016
    Nike/LM Preseason All-Americans: Division III Women Unsurprisingly, six of the 12 top players in NCAA Division III women's lacrosse hail from the mighty NESCAC. But if you're looking for some spoilers, the best defenders are in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: Division III Women's Top 20
    February 11, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: Division III Women's Top 20 Cortland reloads for a repeat, the Kate Livesay era begins at Middlebury, Salisbury lurks like a sleeping giant and Bowdoin is trending toward the final four.
  • Trinity's Martha Griffin: 'I'm Addicted to Improvement'
    February 11, 2016
    Trinity's Martha Griffin: 'I'm Addicted to Improvement' Martha Griffin used to be Trinity's secret weapon. But after eclipsing 100 points last year, the Bantams midfielder and LM Preseason Player of the Year is trending toward stardom.
  • Tufts Aiming for Third Straight Division III Crown
    February 10, 2016
    Tufts Aiming for Third Straight Division III Crown With many of the nation's top players returning in the NCAA men's Division III ranks, it's not surprising that Tufts is our selection to repeat as champs in the Nike/LM Top 20. A preview of what to look for in 2016.
  • Tufts' Uppgren  is Nike/LM D-III Men's PPOY
    February 10, 2016
    Tufts' Uppgren is Nike/LM D-III Men's PPOY John Uppgren has scored more than 120 points EACH of the last two seasons while leading Tufts to consecutive NCAA Division III championships. The Minnesota native credits hockey for part of his development.
  • Nike/LM Preseason All-Americans: Division III Men
    February 10, 2016
    Nike/LM Preseason All-Americans: Division III Men Amherst's Quinn Moroney led the nation with a staggering 83 assists last season. He's one of 12 players named to Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Division III All-American team.
  • Nike/LM Preseason All-Americans: Division I Women
    February 09, 2016
    Nike/LM Preseason All-Americans: Division I Women Thirteen players, including North Carolina's Maggie Bill, made the cut for Lacrosse Magazine's preseason best bets for All-American honors come May.
  • Cummings is Nike/LM D-I Women's Preseason Player of Year
    February 09, 2016
    Cummings is Nike/LM D-I Women's Preseason Player of Year Maryland senior Taylor Cummings has a chance to become the first-ever three-time Tewaaraton winner, but it's never been about the awards. For "one last ride," she will lead with a team-first mantra.
  • Nike/LM Preseason All-Americans: Division I Men
    February 08, 2016
    Nike/LM Preseason All-Americans: Division I Men Twelve players, including Virginia's Greg Coholan, made the cut for Lacrosse Magazine's preseason best bets from All-American honors come May.
  • Myles Jones is Nike/LM D-I Men's Preseason Player of Year
    February 08, 2016
    Myles Jones is Nike/LM D-I Men's Preseason Player of Year There might not be a more recognizable player in college lacrosse this season than Duke midfielder Myles Jones, for many, many reasons.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 1 Notre Dame (Men)
    February 05, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 1 Notre Dame (Men) Could 2016 be the year of the Irish? They have the talent necessary for a run at the NCAA crown, including first-team All-Americans Matt Kavanagh, Sergio Perkovic and Matt Landis.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 1 Maryland (Women)
    February 05, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 1 Maryland (Women) As Taylor Cummings could become the first-ever three-time Tewaaraton finalist, the Terps hope to defend its NCAA crown en route to a three-peat.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 2 Denver (Men)
    February 04, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 2 Denver (Men) The Pioneers won one for the West last year. Now how about two? Bill Tierney and company are not running away from repeat talk.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 2 North Carolina (Women)
    February 04, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 2 North Carolina (Women) Appearing in two of the past three NCAA championship games — both against Maryland — has transformed the Tar Heels into a powerhouse of their own.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 3 Duke (Men)
    February 03, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 3 Duke (Men) Myles Jones and Deemer Class headline Duke's 2016 season as the nation's top 1-2 punch in the midfield, but defense will be the key if the Blue Devils want to play on Memorial Day.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 3 Syracuse (Women)
    February 03, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 3 Syracuse (Women) Syracuse lost eight games last year, but playing the nation's toughest schedule for the second year in a row helped prepare the Orange for a strong run in the postseason. The Orange will look to replicate that success in 2016.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 4 Maryland (Men)
    February 02, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 4 Maryland (Men) Maryland has reached the NCAA championship game three times in the last five years, but the Terps still haven't brought home the championship to College Park since 1975. A seasoned offense is hoping to change that pattern.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 4 Stony Brook (Women)
    February 02, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 4 Stony Brook (Women) Stony Brook's storybook season ended in the second round against Princeton last year. The Seawolves have plenty of firepower back as they look to move past that disappointing finish.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 5 Syracuse (Men)
    February 01, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 5 Syracuse (Men) This could be a year Syracuse coach John Desko mixes and matches offensive personnel, but can the attack develop in time with only one returning starter in Dylan Donahue? Ben Williams at X and Warren Hill in goal should help the offense get that time.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 5 Northwestern (Women)
    February 01, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 5 Northwestern (Women) Northwestern's 10-year streak of advancing to the final four was snapped in 2015. Can the Wildcats make a comeback with a confident gold medalist in Selena Lasota, who now has a much stronger supporting cast?
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 6 Johns Hopkins (Men)
    January 29, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 6 Johns Hopkins (Men) Johns Hopkins went from 4-6 to Big Ten champions and a trip to the final four by following an unusual script. Offense ruled at Homewood, but the loss of Joel Tinney and Connor Reed in the offseason will be a challenge.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 6 Penn State (Women)
    January 29, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 6 Penn State (Women) Penn State has been on a steady climb since Missy Doherty's arrival as head coach. Can the Nittany Lions continue the trend towards becoming a legitimate national title contender?
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 7 North Carolina (Men)
    January 28, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 7 North Carolina (Men) The Tar Heels lost some big names to graduation, but will look to gain success by committee to earn a postseason run come May.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 7 Notre Dame (Women)
    January 28, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 7 Notre Dame (Women) The Irish have real NCAA championship aspirations with a deep roster, including Tewaaraton finalist Barbara Sullivan, offensive standout Cortney Fortunato and U.S. silver medalist goalie Samantha Giacolone.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 8 Yale (Men)
    January 27, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 8 Yale (Men) Yale has become the most consistent team in the dog-eat-dog Ivy League. It's time for the Bulldogs to up their expectations.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 8 Boston College (Women)
    January 27, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 8 Boston College (Women) The Eagles put together a banner year in 2015 behind some promises delivered by one-time prized recruits. Can BC keep it going this year?
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 9 Virginia (Men)
    January 26, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 9 Virginia (Men) The uproar over Virginia's lopsided loss to Hopkins in the NCAA tournament muted what otherwise was a productive 2015 season for the Cavaliers, considering their injury woes. That's all the reason more not to overlook them in 2016.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 9 Princeton (Women)
    January 26, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 9 Princeton (Women) After advancing one step further in the NCAA tournament in each of the last three years — and with Olivia Hompe leading the way — the Tigers could be primed for a return to Memorial Day weekend.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 10 Brown (Men)
    January 25, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 10 Brown (Men) After Brown's run-and-gun show ran out of steam last May, coach Lars Tiffany wondered, is it sustainable? Then he doubled down.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 10 Florida (Women)
    January 25, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 10 Florida (Women) Mollie Stevens plays for Team USA and Florida has a dynamic freshman class, but will have to rebuild following the departure of star Shannon Gilroy.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 11 Georgetown (Men)
    January 22, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 11 Georgetown (Men) Georgetown is a team trending in the right direction under coach Kevin Warne. The question is how good can it be? The Hoyas are ranked 11th in the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Top 20.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 11 Virginia (Women)
    January 22, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 11 Virginia (Women) Is Kasey Behr the latest great in Charlottesville? Behr did a little bit of everything as a freshman and will be asked to do a lot more for a rebuilding Virginia team in 2016.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 12 Loyola (Men)
    January 21, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 12 Loyola (Men) Six one-goal losses doomed Loyola in a 7-8 season in 2015, but the Greyhounds return a very experienced lineup, including senior Zach Herreweyers who is coming off of a 47-goal season.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 12 Duke (Women)
    January 21, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 12 Duke (Women) Duke has reached the NCAA quarterfinals 11 straight years. This isn’t the first time they’ve suffered heavy graduation losses, so expect the Blue Devils to remain among the nation’s elite.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 13 Ohio State (Men)
    January 20, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 13 Ohio State (Men) After two NCAA quarterfinal appearances in three years, can Ohio State keep the momentum going in 2016? Signs point to yes.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 13 Johns Hopkins (Women)
    January 20, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 13 Johns Hopkins (Women) The Blue Jays are coming off an impressive season as an independent with wins over Duke and Stony Brook, but they want to advance past the first round of the NCAA tournament in 2016.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 14 Cornell (Men)
    January 19, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 14 Cornell (Men) No team in the Ivy League was hit by graduation losses harder than Cornell, but it always helps to have one of the top faceoff guys in the country. The Big Red begin the season ranked No. 14 in the Nike/LM Preseason Top 20.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 14 Louisville (Women)
    January 19, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 14 Louisville (Women) Draw specialist Kaylin Morissette, Louisville's lone All-American from 2015, returns with more support as the Cards strive to play stronger in the ACC and go deeper in the NCAA tournament.
  • Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 15 Navy (Men)
    January 18, 2016
    Nike/LM NCAA Preview: No. 15 Navy (Men) The Midshipmen boast a stout defense and one of the best faceoff men in the country. But will it be enough to get them back to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009?
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