South Easton, Mass - The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse
Updated: February 09, 2011, 11:49
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South Easton, Mass. – The Le Moyne College men's lacrosse team was picked to win the 2011 Northeast-10 title by the conference's head coaches, it was announced today. The Dolphins received eight of the eleven total first place votes, and 98 points overall.
Le Moyne (15-2, 10-0) was perfect in the regular season a year ago, but was defeated by Merrimack College in the Conference championship game. The perennial powerhouse is ranked 2nd in the country in the 2011 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Preseason Top 10, and they feature a preseason player of the year candidate in senior attackmanJack Harmatuk.
Harmatuk, pictured above, a First Team USILA All-America selection each of his two years with the Dolphins, was named the recipient of the Lt. Col. J.I. Turnbull Award as the nation's most outstanding attackman last year.
Following Le Moyne in the coaches' poll is the defending conference champions, the Warriors from Merrimack College. Merrimack received two first place votes, and 92 points overall, just six fewer than Le Moyne's total of 98. The Warriors, 13-3, 9-1 NE-10 a year ago, are led by high-scoring attackman Corey Lunney, and once again look to claim the title in 2011.
Adelphi University was picked to finish third, and the Panthers received the only other first place vote from the conference's eleven head coaches, with 81 points. Adelphi finished third in the conference a year ago with a 7-3 record in NE-10 contests.
Following Adelphi is Bentley University (75), Pace University (58), Saint Michael's College (50), and Saint Anselm College (43) in slots fourth through seventh, respectively. Rounding out the remainder of the coaches' poll is: Southern New Hampshire University (41), Franklin Pierce University (34), Assumption College (20), and American International College (13).
1. Le Moyne (8) 98
2. Merrimack (2) 92
3. Adelphi (1) 81
4. Bentley 75
5. Pace 58
6. Saint Michael's 50
7. Saint Anselm 43
8. So. New Hampshire 41
9. Franklin Pierce 34
10. Assumption 20
11. American Int'l 13