BALTIMORE, Md. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's lacrosse teams are both ranked in the Top 10 of the Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Division III Polls announced by US Lacrosse on Friday afternoon.
The W&L men's team is ranked sixth nationally, while the women's squad is ranked 10th in Division III.
The Generals' men's team finished 9-5 overall, 4-2 in the ODAC last season. W&L dropped four games by one goal and advanced to the ODAC Championship game where it was defeated by Lynchburg, 6-5, in overtime. The Generals return seven starters and each of its top four scorers from a season ago. Senior goalie Ansel Sanders (Weems, Va./Woodberry Forest) also returns after earning Honorable Mention All-America honors a season ago.
The W&L women posted a 15-3 overall record, won the ODAC Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season. The Generals welcome back nine starters, including a pair of 2003 First Team All-ODAC selections in senior attacker Kelly Taffe (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and senior goalie Joanna Perini (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington).
Below is the entire Lacrosse Magazine men's and women's Division III polls:
|3.||Middlebury||3.||College of New Jersey|
|4.||Washington College||4.||William Smith|
|6.||Washington and Lee||6.||Williams|
|9.||Gettysbury||9.||St. Mary's (Md.)|
|10.||Whittier||10.||Washington and Lee|
|11.||Franklin & Marshall||11.||Cortland|
|13.||Ohio Wesleyan||13.||Franklin & Marshall|
|14.||Geneseo State||14.||Colorado College|
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