December 20, 2010

C.W. Post Still Has Leg Up on Le Moyne

from staff reports

Mike Messina is the top threat for preseason No. 1-ranked C.W. Post.

© Joe Rogate

Two-time defending NCAA Division II men's lacrosse champion C.W. Post pulled the top spot in Lacrosse Magazine's preseason rankings, announced Monday. The Pioneers edged Le Moyne, who boast LM's preseason player of the year in Jack Harmatuk.

Mercyhurst, Limestone and Merrimack round out the top five.

C.W. Post is led by midfielder Mike Messina, who scored 18 goals and dished nine assists for the Pioneers in 2010, and the attack unit of Nick Coric, Eddie Plompen and Keith Rodriguez, all juniors.

Harmatuk, a two-time All-American since transferring from Division I Syracuse, is the reigning USILA Attackman of the Year. He had 33 goals and 11 assists in 2010.

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

LM PRESEASON TOP 10

1. C.W. Post
2. Le Moyne
3. Mercyhurst
4. Limestone
5. Merrimack
6. Dowling
7. NYIT
8. Adelphi
9. Bentley
10. Queens

Preseason Player of the Year: Jack Harmatuk, Le Moyne


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