Men's Lacrosse

UMass Picked Second In ECAC Lacrosse League

Brian Danvers and UMass are picked second in the ECAC.

Brian Danvers and UMass are picked second in the ECAC.

Dec. 18, 2007

CAPE COD, Mass. - The UMass men's lacrosse team has been picked to finish second in the ECAC Lacrosse League according to a vote of the league coaches. The Minutemen were second to Georgetown with 38 points. UMass is also ranked 20th in the nation according to Inside Lacrosse/Face-Off Magazine.

In a vote by league coaches, the Georgetown Hoyas have been chosen as the favorites to capture the 2008 ECAC Lacrosse League title. The Hoyas have been picked first by league coaches for nine straight years and have won the title seven times.

The Hoyas tallied 49 possible points including seven first place votes. The University of Massachusetts, the 2006 National Runner-Up, was picked to finish second. Loyola College and Penn State tied for third in the poll, and the Nittany Lions picked up the other first place vote.

Rutgers was picked to finish fifth, while St. John's was tabbed for sixth place. Fairfield and Hobart rounded out the bottom quarter of the poll.

The ECAC is the nation's largest athletic conference with 321 Divisions I, II, and III colleges and universities from Maine to North Carolina. Established in 1938, the ECAC, a non-profit service organization, sponsors nearly 100 championships in 37 men's and women's sports. The ECAC assigns more than 5,100 officials in 12 sports. The Conference, located on Cape Cod, administers ten affiliate sports organizations, including the ECAC?Lacrosse League. Established in 1999, the ECAC Lacrosse League is a Division I men's lacrosse league. Charter members Georgetown, Massachusetts, Penn State, and Rutgers added Hobart College, Loyola College (Md.) and St. John's University in 2005. Fairfield University joined the league in 2006.

For the latest news, information, and statistics about the ECAC Lacrosse League, go to the league's new website: .

2008 ECAC?Lacrosse
Preseason Poll
As voted on by league coaches

1. Georgetown (7) 49 pts
2. Massachusetts 38 pts
3. Loyola 35 pts
3. Penn State (1) 35 pts
5. Rutgers 28 pts
6. St. John's 17 pts
7. Fairfield 12 pts
8. Hobart 10 pts




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