ODAC Lacrosse 2011 Preseason Poll

Randolph-Macon will be under new leadership in 2011 with the arrival of J.B. Sheridan as head coach. His first year at the reins will be eased by the return of the Yellow Jackets' top three scorers, including All-ODAC First Team attack Tyler Midwinter. Midwinter (40g, 17a) led the league at 3.80 points per game. He's joined by second team midfielder Patrick Egan (24g, 14a). Attack Jake Leddy (30g, 20a) is also back after finishing seventh in points per game (3.33) and eighth in goals per game (2.0).

Virginia Wesleyan features all five of its all-conference award winners from 2010. Leading scorer Adam Nycz (28g, 13a), short-stick specialist Mike Tibbs (5g, 2a, 53gb, 18ct) and goalkeeper Tyler Keech (8.96 GAA) were all second team choices. Keech led the ODAC with a .629 save percentage and 232 total saves. Midfielder Travis Puls (17g 11a) and defenseman Devon Heath (28gb, 8ct) were honorable mention in 2010.

Guilford welcomes Tom Carmean to Greensboro as the new mentor for the Quakers. Guilford will be without its two All-ODAC selections from 2010, but does return four of its top six scorers in attacks Chris Ashcraft (18g, 9a) and Chris Sisk (18g, 7a) and midfielders Greg Nash (12g, 14a) and Ken Keesee (13g, 3a).

Randolph begins its second season competing in the ODAC with a roster stocked with 15 newcomers including 14 freshmen led by attack Colt Wood. Honorable mention keeper Kevin McCracken (213 saves, .521 save%) is back between the pipes. Double figure scorers Stephen Allman (15g, 4a) and T.J. Story (11g, 2a) also return to don their WildCat jerseys.

2011 ODAC Men's Lacrosse Preseason Poll
1. Roanoke (5) 59
1. Lynchburg (3) 59
3. Hampden-Sydney 48
4. Washington and Lee 42
5. Randolph-Macon 31
6. Virginia Wesleyan 23
7. Guilford 15
8. Randolph 11

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