The Gettysburg College men’s lacrosse team improved its standing in the second preseason poll released this season, locking onto the No. 8 spot in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III Coaches’ Preseason Poll released on Wednesday, Feb. 3.
Gettysburg, which was picked ninth in the Nike/US Lacrosse Magazine Division III Preseason Top 20 on Jan. 22, swooped into eighth in the coaches’ poll with 276 points, just seven shy of Denison University in seventh. Salisbury University claimed the top spot with 19 first-place votes and 456 points, while Tufts University claimed the remaining four first-place tallies and 429 points. RIT, Cabrini University, Williams College, and Ursinus College rounded out the top six.
The Centennial Conference featured three teams among the top 20 with No. 16 Franklin & Marshall College joining Ursinus and Getysburg. Dickinson College also received votes.
Gettysburg was ranked ninth by the coaches in last season’s preseason ballot and the team closed the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign in the same slot. The Bullets went 6-1 and were riding a four-game winning streak before season’s end, which included wins over No. 16 Stevenson University (10-5) and No. 9 York (Pa.) College (7-6, OT).
Head Coach Hank Janczyk will steer the Bullets into uncharted territory heading into his 34th campaign at Gettysburg. Janczyk, who is the second-winningest coach all-time in the history of collegiate lacrosse, and his student-athletes await an announcement from the Centennial Conference Presidents’ Council on the future of the spring season.
|Rank||Institution (1st)||Total||Record||Last Week|
|15||Saint John Fisher||146||0-0||N/R|
|16||Franklin & Marshall||144||0-0||N/R|
|20||Washington and Lee||50||0-0||N/R|
This story was originally posted on the Gettysburg College Website.