Grand Lake, Co. - As released by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) on Monday afternoon, the NYIT women's lacrosse program opens up their inaugural season ranked No. 15 in the preseason poll. The Bears are one of two East Coast Conference teams in the top-20 as LIU Post sits at No. 4.
The full preseason top 20 can be found below.
Defending national champions Florida Southern earned the other 17 first-place votes to land on top of the IWLCA Division II Preseason Coaches Poll. The Mocs and Panthers followed by Le Moyne, LIU Post, and Lindenwood to round out the top five. Florida Southern, Adelphi, and No. 8 Grand Valley State will all face early tests, as GVSU takes on FSC and Adelphi on Feb. 16 and 18, while the Mocs and Panthers square off in a rematch of the 2016 NCAA Championship game on Feb. 21. Lindenwood, LIU Post, Rollins (No. 6), and Queens (No. 9) are also in action before the first regular season poll (Feb. 27)
NYIT women's lacrosse opens up their season on February 25 with a road contest at Georgian Court before making their President's Stadium debut on Tuesday February 28 against Merrimack. The first regular season poll for the 2017 season will be published on February 27.
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