Syracuse Tabbed Preseason Favorite in Big East Poll

Rutgers was selected sixth in the preseason poll with 13 points, while Providence was picked seventh. The Scarlet Knights finished the 2010 season with a 6-8 record and the Friars went 0-14 last year.

Men's lacrosse is the 24th sport sponsored by the BIG EAST and is the 11th men's sport. The seven conference schools participating are Georgetown, Notre Dame, Providence, Rutgers, St. John's, Syracuse and Villanova. The teams will play a six-game single round-robin regular-season schedule in the conference's second season.

2011 BIG EAST Preseason Awards & Poll

BIG EAST Preseason Attack Player of the Year
Zach Brenneman, Notre Dame, Sr., M

BIG EAST Preseason Defensive Players of the Year
John Galloway, Syracuse, Sr., G
Joel White, Syracuse, Sr., LSM

All-BIG EAST Preseason Team^
Travis Comeau, Georgetown, So., A
Barney Ehrmann, Georgetown, Sr., D
Sam Barnes, Notre Dame, Sr., D
Zach Brenneman, Notre Dame, Sr., M
*David Earl, Notre Dame, Sr., M
Kevin Ridgway, Notre Dame, Sr., D
*John Galloway, Syracuse, Sr., G
Stephen Keough, Syracuse, Sr., A
*John Lade, Syracuse, Sr., D
Jovan Miller, Syracuse, Sr., M
Jeremy Thompson, Syracuse, Sr., M/FO
Joel White, Syracuse, Sr., LSM
Kevin Cunningham, Villanova, Jr., A
Brian Karalunas, Villanova, Sr., LSM

^ players added to the All-BIG EAST Preseason Team due to a tie in voting
* unanimous selection

BIG EAST Preseason Coaches' Poll

Points Overall Record

Syracuse (6) 36 13-2
Notre Dame (1) 31 10-7
Georgetown 25 9-5
Villanova 22 10-5
St. John's 14 5-9
Rutgers 13 6-8
Providence 6 0-14

(-) First-place votes

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