Reigning America East champion University at Albany, the 12th ranked team in the nation, is the preseason favorite to retain its league title. Stony Brook University received the other first-place vote and 30 points to come in second place while UMBC, which appeared in the America East title game a year ago, was third with 23 points.
Loyola received 12 first place votes in a process where voters are not eligible to rank their own team. The Greyhounds totaled 123 points to outdistance Army and Lehigh. The Black Knights received one first place vote and 110 points, one point clear of the Mountain Hawks at 109 even though Lehigh received five first place nods.
Siena College, last year's MAAC champion, claimed the top spot in the poll with 46 total points. Marist College, the MAAC championship runner-up, was second in the preseason poll with 38 points, while Canisius College (33) was third.
Johns Hopkins was selected as the preseason favorite to claim the first Big Ten Championship. They were followed by Maryland in second place, Penn State in third, Ohio State in fourth, Rutgers in fifth, and Michigan in sixth.
Queens was chosen first in the South Atlantic Conference's men's lacrosse preseason poll. Lenoir-Rhyne came in at the No. 2 slot with one first-place vote and 64 points. Mars Hill claimed the No. 3 position with 55 points, ahead of Wingate, which finished fourth in the poll with 48 points.
Loyola is projected to win the Patriot championship again in 2015 as the unanimous favorite of opposing coaches and sports information directors. The Greyhounds captured all 16 first-place votes and 128 points overall to earn the top spot, ahead of Navy with 110 points and the remaining two first-place votes. Boston University took third with 103 points.
Two-time defending champion Stony Brook is the unanimous favorite to finish first in the America East regular season standings for the third straight year. Albany was picked second, and New Hampshire was third.
High Point has been voted the preseason favorite in the Big South Conference lacrosse preseason poll by the league's head coaches. Winthrop was second in the preseason poll and received the only first-place vote the Panthers did not. Longwood was picked third, while Liberty finished fourth.
US Lacrosse has named Jacquelin 'Jackie' Pitts and Mat Levine as its inaugural recipients of the organization's Lifetime Achievement Awards, recognizing outstanding career contributions and impact to the sport of lacrosse.
The NILCA is please to announce that Jim Amen, Jr. will become the inaugural Executive Director of the National Interscholastic Lacrosse Association. Amen currently serves as the Director of Athletics at Manhasset High School in Nassau County.
Queens was chosen first in the South Atlantic Conference's women's lacrosse preseason poll. Lenoir-Rhyne came in at the No. 2 slot with one first-place vote and 65 points. Newberry claimed the No. 3 position with 55 points, ahead of Catawba, who posted 53 points.
With the inaugural season of Big Ten women's lacrosse set to begin on Jan. 31, Maryland was the unanimous choice by the conference coaches as the preseason favorite to claim the first Big Ten Championship. The Terrapins were followed by Northwestern and Ohio State.
The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse program and members of the University community are mourning the loss of freshman defenseman Jeremy Huber. Huber died in his room on campus on Sunday night (January 25-26).
The Tewaaraton Foundation has named former Syracuse lacrosse star and National Lacrosse Hall of Famer Brad Kotz as the recipient of the fifth annual Tewaaraton Legends Award. The Foundation has named former Syracuse lacrosse player and Onondaga Chief Oren Lyons as the recipient of the 2015 Spirit of Tewaaraton Award.
The fourth-ranked Orange men's lacrosse team posted a pair of scrimmage wins on Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Ensley Athletic Center. Syracuse knocked off Hofstra, 18-8, and defeated Division II powerhouse Le Moyne, 10-9.
Furman head lacrosse coach Richie Meade has announced the election of team captains for the 2015 season. Elected by their teammates and approved by the coaching staff were redshirt sophomore midfield Clay Adams, senior defender Lincoln Liesemeyer, and sophomore midfield J.J. McDaid.
US Lacrosse has announced the final 18-player roster for the 2015 U.S. Women's National Under-19 Team, which will defend gold at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Under-19 World Championship this summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
I used to think it was boring to run 6v6 for 30 to 40 minutes every day and frankly did not do it often. But good news for the traditionalists! I have come back home. Running 6v6 is important to the development of lacrosse teams, but the challenge is to keep it interesting for coaches and players
With the start of classes for the spring semester Tuesday, Rutgers lacrosse added to two transfers to the 2015 roster. Jeff George and Alex Schoen will join Rutgers for the upcoming season and will be immediately eligible to compete.
RICHMOND, Va. (January 20, 2015) – The No. 17 Hofstra University men's lacrosse team was picked to finish first in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) with the Pride's Sam Llinares selected as the CAA Preseason Player of the Year according to a vote by the league's six head coaches.
Duke lacrosse head coach Kerstin Kimel has announced the addition of two staff members to the program for the 2015 campaign. Former Duke standout Virginia Crotty Danowski joins the Blue Devils as a volunteer assistant coach. and Laurie Tortorelli DeLuca will support the program as a volunteer operations assistant.
Navy senior lacrosse player Brendan Gaine (Bay Shore, N.Y.) is the recipient of one of the highest honors a midshipman athlete can earn at the Academy, as his teammates have elected him to serve as team captain.
Siena lacrosse head coach Bryana Borrelli has appointed tri-captains heading into her first season this spring. Senior Julia Sirianni and juniors Morgan Gallagher and Lauren Smith have been selected to lead the 2015 Saints as team captains.
The Colorado Mammoth announced on Wednesday that Gavin Prout, the team's all-time leader in points (664) and assists (459), has retired from the National Lacrosse League after signing a one-day contract with the franchise.
Gardner-Webb signed 11 players to National Letters of Intent in November for the upcoming 2015-2016 women's lacrosse season, including one Brine All-American, an all-state honoree and several all-conference and all-area selections, head coach Jacquelyn Duggins announced on Wednesday.
Brown has unveiled the 2015 schedule in an announcement made by head coach Keely McDonald '00 on Tuesday. The 15-game slate features contests against three opponents that earned NCAA Tournament berths last season.
The Air Force lacrosse team opens the 2015 season with an exhibition game against Notre Dame, Saturday, Jan. 31, at noon in South Bend, Ind. The Falcons will kick off the 2015 regular season against the defending NCAA champion Duke Blue Devils.
Kasey Mock and Sarah Jane Leder have joined the GW lacrosse coaching staff under the direction of first-year head coach Tracy Coyne. Mock has been named an assistant coach for the Colonials, while Leder will serve as a volunteer assistant.
The MLL's Charlotte Hounds announced a series of trades that will see the team acquire two first-round collegiate draft picks, a second-round draft pick and a third-round draft pick over the next two seasons.
Head coach Kevin Corrigan and his staff at the University of Notre Dame have developed a series of videos that feature drills that coaches can use. The latest in the NDLaxTV series is the Pump and Go Drill.
The Rochester Knighthawks dropped their first road game of the season, losing 17-7 to the New England Black Wolves at Mohegan Sun Arena. The game was the first of three meetings between the East Division foes.
The Merrimack College Athletics Department and head coach Michael Daly of the women's lacrosse program are pleased to announce that 10 future student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) during the Early Signing Period and will join the program for the 2015-16 academic year.
US Lacrosse has named the U.S. Men's National Team rosters for the 10th annual Champions Challenge, Jan. 17-18, 2015, at Barron Collier High School in Naples, Fla. A total of 40 of the nation's best men's players will take the field in a Blue-White exhibition, Saturday, Jan. 17 at 1:00 p.m.
The 40th varsity season for the Yale women's lacrosse team includes six games against teams that made the NCAA tournament last season. The 2015 schedule, which was announced today, also includes three games against teams ranked in the preseason national poll.
Head Coach Andy Copelan has announced the addition of Derek Marks to the Fairfield University lacrosse team as a volunteer assistant coach. Marks brings extensive experience as a collegiate head coach and assistant to the sidelines.
US Lacrosse has named seven winners of its 2014 Youth Awards, recognizing outstanding contributors to youth lacrosse from around the country. The winners will be officially honored at the US Lacrosse National Convention in Baltimore, January 23-25.
Saint Joseph's head coach Taylor Wray has announced the schedule for the 2015 men's lacrosse season. The Hawks will compete against members of seven of conferences, including teams of the Southern, Ivy, MAAC, Big 10, ACC, CAA, and NEC, and four preseason Top 20 opponents who made appearances at the 2014 NCAA Championships.
Five squads listed in the top 10 of the Face-Off Yearbook preseason poll appear on University of Notre Dame 's 2015 schedule. The Fighting Irish, who are slotted at No. 2, recently unveiled their stout 11-game schedule for the upcoming campaign.
New York and Boston executed a trade that will see midfielders Paul Rabil and Mike Stone go to New York in exchange for midfielder Max Seibald, defenseman Brian Karalunas, and several college draft picks.
Bucknell head lacrosse coach Frank Fedorjaka has announced that seniors David Dickson (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich), Ryan Joseph (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown West), Ben Kellar (Glyndon, Md./Boys' Latin) and Mike Ondrusek (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) have been elected team captains for the 2015 season.
Hofstra University, the Department of Athletics and the Pride Men's Lacrosse program mourn the passing of student-athlete Joe Ferriso, who passed away Saturday from injuries suffered in a car accident.
The Rochester Knighthawks celebrated the beginning of their 21st season by raising their 2014 Champion's Cup Banner in front of 6,421 fans before taking on the Toronto Rock at the Blue Cross Arena, but fell just one goal short in the 13-12 loss.
Drew Stevenson has been named the head coach for Concordia University Chicago's new men's lacrosse program. The university's intent to start up lacrosse was announced in October, with the program commencing NCAA Division III play in the spring of 2016.
Brian Patterson has been named the head coach for Concordia University Chicago's new women's lacrosse program. The University's intent to start the new lacrosse program was announced in October with commencement of NCAA Division III play to follow in the spring of 2016.
UMBC lacrosse co-head coaches Tony Giro and Amy Slade have announced the squad's upcoming 16-game 2015 schedule, which features four squads from the Old Line State, including defending national champion University of Maryland.
Syracuse University will face eight teams ranked in this year's Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Top 20 poll, including six of the top 10, as part of its 2015 schedule, released today by head coach John Desko.
As George Mason lacrosse steps into a new era, first-year head coach Jessy Morgan announced the 2015 schedule. The Patriots will face four top 50 teams from the 2014 season and two that finished in the top 20, highlighted by a home match with Georgetown on March 4.
New Siena lacrosse head coach Bryana Borrelli has revealed her program's 2015 schedule. The Saints will play in a program record-tying 17 regular season contests this spring, including seven dates at Siena Turf Field.
Head coach Denise Wescott has announced seniors Allison Stathius (Delran, NJ/Delran), Emily Barbieri (Parsippany, NJ/DePaul Catholic), and Gracie Williams (Reston, VA/Herndon) as Monmouth 2014 captains. The seniors were selected this fall by their teammates and coaching staff.
Head coach Andy Copelan has announced the four student-athletes who will serve as captains of Fairfield for the 2015 season. Seniors Max Buchanan, Drew Federico and Tristan Sperry and junior TJ Neubauer will lead the Stags.
UMBC head lacrosse coach Don Zimmerman announced the Retrievers' 2015 spring schedule today, which features an early four-game road swing and six home contests in a six-week period as the weather warms into the spring.
Over the last two years we have seen a dramatic increase in drills where coaches tighten or "crunch" the field space used. Perhaps it is a Canadian box influence or the fact that we want players to have the ability to move the ball accurately in tighter spaces. Regardless, it is an effective tool.
Monmouth University head lacrosse coach Brian Fisher recently revealed the Hawks' 2015 schedule, which features 13 games for the second-year program, as the Hawks will have six home contests at Monmouth Stadium.
University of Detroit Mercy had a great fall to prepare for the 2015 season and the future looks even brighter, as head coach Chris Kolon '09 (MBA) announced the signings of 11 prospects for 2016 during the fall early signing period.
Head coach Kevin Corrigan and his staff at the University of Notre Dame have developed a series of videos that feature drills that coaches can use. The latest in the NDLaxTV series is the Pivoting Shed Drill.
St. John's head lacrosse coach Jason Miller has officially announced the schedule for the 2015 season as the Red Storm will look to navigate through a challenging slate of games and make a return to the Big East championship.
Bryant University head coach Jill Batcheller is pleased to announce the 2015 Bulldog women's lacrosse schedule, as the Black and Gold look to defend their regular-season and tournament titles this spring.
Saint Joseph's senior Nora McGeever (Drexel Hill, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) and juniors Bianca Angstadt (Wyomissing, Pa./Berks Catholic) and Courtney Emanuele (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough) have been selected the Hawks' tri-captains for the 2015 lacrosse season
US Lacrosse announced that 94 teams across 33 states nationwide have been awarded development grants through the 2014 First Stick Program. Girls' programs received 51 grant awards and boys' programs were awarded 43 grants.
Fairfield University will aim for another successful campaign in the upcoming spring. The Stags' seventh season under the direction of head coach Mike Waldvogel includes 10 contests inside newly-constructed Rafferty Stadium.
Head coach Haley Marvine announced Wednesday afternoon her inaugural recruiting class for the Radford lacrosse team, which is set to begin competition in the spring of 2016. Eleven student-athletes representing eight different states signed National Letters of Intent during the early signing period.
The Holy Cross women's lacrosse program has named senior Laura Ryan (Stirling, N.J. ), senior Lissie Russert (Cincinnati, Ohio)and junior Casey Drollinger (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) as team captains for the 2015 season.
Wagner head lacrosse coach Liz Frisoli has announced that senior defender Megan Sardella (Liverpool, NY/Liverpool) and junior attacker Kimmy Tumolo (Mullica Hill, NJ/Clearview) will serve as co-captains for the upcoming 2015 season.
Duke University will face seven of the preseason top 11 teams and eight NCAA Tournament squads in a challenging 2015 schedule as announced by head coach John Danowski. The Blue Devils face five teams ranked among the top seven overall, including each of the other the top four.
NYIT head lacrosse coach Bill Dunn announced the early signing of 10 scholastic student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play men's lacrosse at NYIT. The future Bears will begin studies in the fall of 2015.