Concordia University Wisconsin Athletics

 

Men's Lacrosse

 
February 5, 2014

Men's Lacrosse picked to finish fourth in MLC Preseason Coaches' Poll

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Concordia University Wisconsin was selected to finish fourth in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll, the league announced Wednesday morning.

A season ago the Falcons finished 9-7 overall and 6-4 in conference play. CUW enters the 2014 campaign with six seniors, the first senior class in program history, and eight juniors. They also have 28 underclassmen comprising a roster of 42 players.

Aurora University was chosen to win the 2014 MLC title with 10 of the 11 first place votes. The Spartans (16-4, 10-0 MLC) earned the MLC title and Tournament championship last season.

Augustana College (11-6, 8-2 MLC) finished second in the poll with 97 points and one first place vote, while Carthage College (15-4, 9-1 MLC) also tallied 97 points. Both the Vikings and Red Men participated in the 2013 MLC Tournament.

Benedictine University (6-9, 4-5 MLC) placed sixth in the poll with 68 points and was followed by Hanover College (5-11, 3-7 MLC) with 59 points. Elmhurst College (3-10, 1-8 MLC) had 44 points, Fontbonne University (8-8, 4-6 MLC) received 39 points and MSOE (0-12, 0-9 MLC) had 24 points for eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively.

Defiance College (0-15, 0-8 MLC) rounded out the poll in 11th place with 27 points.

The 2014 season begins on February 7. The MLC portion of the schedule will begin on March 1 with the MLC Tournament slated for April 30 and May 3.

2014 MLC Preseason Coaches' Poll
1. Aurora University, 111 (10)
t2. Augustana College, 97 (1)
t2. Carthage College, 97
4. Concordia University Wisconsin, 83
5. College Mount St. Joseph, 69
6. Benedictine University, 68
7. Hanover College, 59
8. Elmhurst College, 44
9. Fontbonne University, 39
10. MSOE, 28
11. Defiance College, 27

() first place votes
voted by the conference's 11 head coaches