KEJ Expected to Lead Maryland Repeat
from staff reports
Maryland's Karri Ellen Johnson is Lacrosse Magazine's preseason player of the year for Division I women's lacrosse, with the Terps also pulling the No. 1 ranking in its preseason poll, the publication announced Monday.
Johnson, a junior attacker, led Maryland in goals (69) and draws (71) and developed into a standout defender who caused 24 turnovers and scooped 27 ground balls. Johnson capped the 2010 season in fine fashion, scoring three times in the Terps' 13-11, streak bustin triumph of Northwestern in the national championship game.
Northwestern is ranked No. 2 by LM entering the 2011 season, followed by North Carolina, Duke and Syracuse.
Rankings were compiled by LM staff with consultation from college coaches. Click here for more preseason projections.
LM PRESEASON TOP 20
3. North Carolina
9. James Madison
10. Notre Dame
15. Penn State
19. Boston College
Preseason Player of the Year: Karri Ellen Johnson, Maryland