SPARKS, Md. -- Defending national champion St. Thomas, which earned championship No. 6 last spring, checks in at No. 1 in the Nike/US Lacrosse MCLA Division II Preseason Top 20.
Andrew Broman returns to lead the Tommies as someone who figures to be in the player of the year discussion. Jason King will now be charged with coaching the team, though St. Thomas figures to be a title favorite again.
Checking in at No. 2 is Dayton. The College of Idaho, led by US Lacrosse MCLA Division II Preseason Player of the Year Henry Ontiveros, is No. 3. North Dakota State and Minnesota-Duluth are Nos. 4 and 5, respectively.
Rankings are compiled by US Lacrosse Magazine staff and contributors, with input from college coaches. The full list of teams appears below.
2020 US Lacrosse Magazine MCLA D-II Preseason Rankings
|3.||College of Idaho|
|4.||North Dakota State|
|6.||Grand Valley State|
|16.||Florida Gulf Coast|
|17.||UC San Diego|