December 20, 2010

Michigan, Tommies and More of Same

from staff reports

Michigan's days in the MCLA might be numbered, but LM preseason player of the year Trevor Yealy and the Wolverines are poised to go out on top.

© Marc Piscotty

Defending MCLA champions Michigan and St. Thomas earned No. 1 rankings from Lacrosse Magazine in its Division I and II preseason polls, respectively.

This season could very well be Michigan's swan song in the MCLA. The Wolverines have won three straight national titles and boast LM's MCLA Division I preseason player of the year, Trevor Yealy. Arizona State, Chapman, Colorado State and BYU round out the top five.

St. Thomas finished one of the most dominant seasons in the history of MCLA Division II and returns LM's preseason player of the year in attackman Joe Costello. Davenport, Utah Valley, Westminster and Grand Valley State round out the top five.

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

LM MCLA DIVISION I PRESEASON TOP 20

1. Michigan
2. Arizona State
3. Chapman
4. Colorado State
5. Florida State
6. Brigham Young
7. Colorado
8. Oregon
9. Minnesota-Duluth
10. Simon Fraser
11. Michigan State
12. Cal Poly
13. Loyola Marymount
14. UC Santa Barbara
15. Boston College
16. Illinois
17. Virginia Tech
18. Florida
19. New Hampshire
20. Texas

Preseason Player of the Year: Trevor Yealy, Michigan

LM MCLA DIVISION II PRESEASON TOP 20

1. St. Thomas (Minn.)
2. Davenport (Mich.)
3. Utah Valley
4. Westminster (Utah)
5. Grand Valley (Mich.) State
6. Dayton
7. St. John's (Minn.)
8. Grove City (Pa.)
9. Elon (S.C.)
10. Western Oregon
11. Kennesaw (Ga.) St.
12. Savannah (Ga.)
13. Briarcliffe (N.Y.)
14. Tennessee Wesleyan
15. Hope (Mich.)
16. Western Washington
17. Northern Colorado
18. Cal State Fullerton
19. St. Mary's (Calif.)
20. Missouri State

Preseason Player of the Year: Dallas McLellan, Westminster


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