NEILA 2017 Preseason Polls

NEWTON, Mass. — The New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) announces the preseason polls of the 2017 men’s lacrosse season for Divisions 1, 2, and 3.

Brown University emerged as the top team in a competitive Division 1 vote, while Merrimack College earned the unanimous top spot in Division 2 and Tufts University was the overwhelming favorite heading into the Division 3 year.

The NEILA polls are voted on by a committee of coaches within their respective divisions.

Division I

Rk.  School (#1 Votes)
1.     Brown (2)
2.    Yale (3)
3.   Harvard (1)
4.   Boston Univ. (2)
5.   Bryant
6.   Vermont
7.   Providence
8.   Fairfield

Receiving Votes:
Quinnipiac, UMass, Hartford, Dartmouth, Holy Cross

Division II

Rk.  School (#1 Votes)
1.     Merrimack (6)
2.    Saint Anselm
3.    Bentley (tie)
SNHU (tie)
5.    Franklin Pierce

Receiving Votes:
None

Division III

Rk.  School (#1 Votes)
1.     Tufts (9)
2.     Bowdoin
3.    Amherst
4.    Bates (1)
5.    Middlebury
6.    W. New England
7.    Wesleyan
8.    Keene State
9.    Springfield
10.  Endicott

Receiving Votes:
Williams, Babson, Roger Williams, Hamilton, Eastern Connecticut State, Trinity