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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Furman head lacrosse coach Rachel Whitten announced today the signing of six players to national letters of intent. Furman will begin NCAA Division I intercollegiate competition this season, as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference.
Marquette University released its 2015 regular season schedule on Wednesday afternoon, highlighted by a Feb. 8 season opener against Johns Hopkins in Houston, an early March trek through California and a seven-game Big East Conference slate.
Gardner-Webb athletics and head lacrosse coach Jacquelyn Duggins are pleased to announce the schedule for the Runnin' Bulldogs' inaugural season in the spring of 2015, a slate that includes match-ups with two other first-year programs and one from the West Coast.
Stony Brook has burst into the national spotlight in only three years under head coach Joe Spallina, winning an America East championship and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in each of the last two seasons. The Seawolves will look to continue their meteoric rise to prominence with a challenging 2015 schedule that features five fellow 2014 NCAA Tournament qualifiers.
Match-ups with six teams that reached the NCAA Tournament last year, including 2014 National Champion Maryland, highlight the 2015 Towson University women's lacrosse schedule released by head coach Sonia LaMonica.
As the new year approaches, the Elon women's lacrosse schedule for the 2015 season has been announced. Elon head coach Josh Hexter takes the program into its second year after a successful inaugural season in 2014.
Radford lacrosse head coach Haley Marvine announced the hiring of Julia Heaps as her assistant coach. Together, Marvine and Heaps will guide the Highlanders into their first competitive season in 2016.
Mike Waldvogel has announced that he will transition from his post as head women's lacrosse coach at Fairfield University following the 2015 season. Waldvogel will remain with the program as coordinator of women's lacrosse operations with Laura Field assuming head coaching duties at the conclusion of the campaign.
Holy Cross announced the team's schedule for the 2015 season. The Crusaders will play 17 regular season games, including eight at Holy Cross Field and four against teams that qualified for the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
Hamline University is proud to announce that the game known as 'America's first sport' will be the newest women's athletics offering at Minnesota's first university. Women's lacrosse at Hamline will begin in the spring of 2016.