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Rollins Receives Votes on USILA Division II Preseason Poll

Connor Ashton
Connor Ashton

Tars Earn Recognition on USILA Preseason Poll for Second Straight Season


WINTER PARK, Fla. (January 23, 2018) – For the second straight season, the Rollins men's lacrosse team has earned recognition on the USILA Division II Coaches Poll, organization officials announced Tuesday.  The Tars received votes on this year's preseason rankings after a 2017 season that saw them climb as high as 18th on the USILA standings.

The Tars are set to square off against seven squads ranked or receiving votes, kicking off their 2018 slate against tenth-ranked Belmont Abbey on February 3.  Rollins will also face preseason No. 14 Colorado Mesa, as well as Sunshine State Conference foes Tampa (No. 6), Florida Tech (No. 18), Saint Leo (No. 19), Lynn (RV), and Florida Southern (RV).  Out of the eight SSC teams, six have received recognition on the preseason rankings.

Defending National Champion Limestone earns the No. 1 spot, followed by Merrimack at No. 2, and Le Moyne in third.  Adelphi and Pace round out the top five at the fourth and fifth positions, respectively.  Tampa checks in at sixth, followed by Lenoir-Rhyne, NYIT, Seton Hill, and Belmont Abbey in seventh through tenth.

2018 USILA Division II Preseason Poll

RANK

SCHOOL

RECORD

2017 FINAL

1

Limestone

18-1

1

2

Merrimack

13-3

4

3

Le Moyne

14-2

2

4

Adelphi

14-3

3

5

Pace

12-3

5

6

Tampa

14-4

9

7

Lenoir Rhyne

12-2

7

8

NYIT

14-3

6

9

Seton Hill

12-4

11

10

Belmont Abbey

12-5

12

11

Mercyhurst

12-3

10

12

Mount Olive

11-5

16

13

Wingate

13-3

9

14

Colorado Mesa

8-2

14

15

Indianapolis

8-6

NR

16

Mercy

12-5

13

17

Lindenwood

10-4

17

18

Florida Tech

8-7

NR

19

Saint Leo

9-5

NR

20

Saint Anselm

8-6

NR

Others receiving votes: Indianapolis, Tusculum, LIU Post, Florida Tech, Chestnut Hill, Molloy, Bentley, Florida Southern, Lynn, Rollins

The Tars will square up against a full slate of South Region opponents this season, and are set to kick off their campaign on Saturday, February 3, with a matchup against No. 9//10 Belmont Abbey in Belmont, N.C.  Last time out against the Crusaders, the Tars fell by a final score of 13-10 on Thursday, March 10, 2016.  In the all-time series against the Crusaders, the Tars trail, 1-5.  The Tars' lone victory over their South Region opponent was back on February 16, 2014, when the Tars took down the Crusaders by a final score of 9-8 in double overtime in Charlotte, N.C.

For the latest news, updates, and information on the Rollins men's lacrosse team, be sure to visit RollinsSports.com. Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest #TARnation news by following Rollins Sports on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

 

Rollins Men's Lacrosse Preseason Poll History

USILA DII Preseason Coaches Poll: 2018

Received Votes

USILA DII Preseason Coaches Poll: 2017

No. 20

USILA DII Preseason Coaches Poll: 2016

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USILA DII Preseason Coaches Poll: 2015

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USILA DII Preseason Coaches Poll: 2014

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USILA DII Preseason Coaches Poll: 2013

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USILA DII Preseason Coaches Poll: 2012

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USILA DII Preseason Coaches Poll: 2011

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USILA DII Preseason Coaches Poll: 2010

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USILA DII Preseason Coaches Poll: 2009

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USILA DII Preseason Coaches Poll: 2008

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