February 11, 2014

Adelphi Tops 2014 Northeast-10 Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Preseason Poll

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February 11, 2014

Panthers receive seven first-place votes,
narrowly oust second-place Le Moyne in poll

SOUTH EASTON, Mass. – Adelphi University garnered seven first-place votes and 137 points to take the top spot in the 2014 Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Preseason Poll, as voted upon by the league’s 13 head coaches, the league office announced on Tuesday.

The Panthers (18-3, 11-1 NE-10) advanced to the NCAA Championship Final Four last spring, falling to LIU Post in the national semifinals. The setback came after an NCAA first-round win over conference rival Le Moyne College, which finished second in the poll.

Le Moyne (16-3, 11-1 NE-10), which received four first-place votes and 134 points in the poll, had previously taken down Adelphi in the Northeast-10 Championship contest, as both programs earned NCAA bids a year ago.

Adelphi was ranked No. 2 and Le Moyne No. 5 in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association (IWLCA) national preseason poll.

To view the complete poll results, please see below.

The University of New Haven (12-7, 9-3 NE-10) received one first-place tally and 115 points to take third place in the poll, just one point ahead of fourth-place Stonehill College (13-7, 10-2 NE-10), while Saint Anselm College (10-7, 7-5 NE-10) garnered 97 points and one first-place vote to take the fifth spot.

Bentley University (11-7, 9-3 NE-10) finished sixth with 91 points, followed by Southern New Hampshire University (7-10, 6-6 NE-10) with 73 points, Merrimack College (5-11, 4-8 NE-10) with 66 points and Assumption College (9-8, 5-7 NE-10) with 65 points, while Franklin Pierce University (3-12, 2-10 NE-10) rounded out the top-10 with 49 points.

Making up the remainder of the poll was Saint Michael’s College (5-10, 3-9 NE-10) with 35 points and American International College (1-15, 0-12 NE-10) and Southern Connecticut State University (3-13, 1-11 NE-10) both received 19 points in the ledger.

The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,000 student-athletes. Each year, 4,000 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes. 

2014 Northeast-10 Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Preseason Poll
1. Adelphi (7) – 137  
2. Le Moyne (4) – 134  
3. New Haven (1) – 115  
4. Stonehill – 114  
5. Saint Anselm (1)– 97  
6. Bentley – 91
7. Southern New Hampshire – 73  
8. Merrimack – 66  
9. Assumption – 65  
10. Franklin Pierce – 49
11. Saint Michael’s – 35  
T12. American International – 19  
T12. Southern Connecticut – 19 

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