Gaels Ranked Among the Top Teams in the Nation in Preseason Polls
Dan Podesta '11, Photo by Kory Hayden
1/26/2010--Coming off their 2010 WCLL Championship. the Saint Mary’s Lacrosse team has received some notoriety as they enter the 2011 campaign. The Gaels have received a top 25 ranking in both MCLA Division II Preseason Polls.
Lacrosse Magazine has the Gaels at #19 to start the season, while they come in at #23 in the MCLA the Lax Mag preseason Poll presented by adidas.
These rankings are a very prestigious accomplishment as there are over 115 teams that compete in the MCLA Division II. This marks the third consecutive poll, dating back to last season, in which the Gaels have been ranked.
2011 Gael opponents Kennesaw State, SCAD, and Cal State Fullerton were also ranked in both polls. In the Lacrosse Magazine poll they received rankings of #11, #12, and #18 respectively. And in the MCLA the Lax Mag preseason Poll presented by adidas they received rankings of #11, #13, and #12 respectively. The Gaels hope that their Strength of Schedule and National Appeal will help to earn a trip to the 2011 MCLA National Tournament this May.