Men’s Lacrosse Featured in Nike/USL Preseason Top 20

Men’s Lacrosse Featured in Nike/USL Preseason Top 20

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University's men's lacrosse team will enter the 2019 campaign with a national ranking to its name, coming in at No. 19 on the Nike/US Lacrosse Division II Men's Preseason Top-20 Poll.

The Fighting Knights lacrosse squad posted a 9-6 overall record in 2018 with a 2-5 mark in Sunshine State Conference play, matching the 2016 campaign for the most-ever wins in a season. The Blue and White started off the year on a tear, going 7-1 through nonconference play.

Their 7-1 mark was their best-ever start to a season which included a program-record six-game winning streak. In the streak, the Fighting Knights took down No. 10 Belmont Abbey on the road, the program's second-ever win over a top-10 ranked opponent.

The squad produced two All-Sunshine State Conference selections while Dryden Brous became the first player in program history to be named an All-American.

The poll is littered with SSC programs, led by No. 5 Tampa and No. 10 Saint Leo. Florida Southern, Florida Tech and Rollins are all receiving votes, just outside the top 20.

Merrimack, the defending national champions, tops the poll, followed by Le Moyne, Lenoir-Rhyne and Adelphi.

The Blue and White kick off their season at home on Sunday, Feb. 17, with a 12 p.m. game against No. 7 NYIT.

View the poll HERE.