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Winthrop, Mass. - The Albertus Magnus College men's lacrosse team was picked to finish ninth in the 2019 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Preseason Coaches' Poll. The poll, which was released on Thursday afternoon, is voted on by the league's nine head coaches.
Albertus earned 12 points to finish just six-points behind eighth-place Regis College. Norwich University, Lasell College and Johnson & Wales University all received first-place votes, with Norwich leading the way with 71 points and four first-place nods.
Lasell received 69 points and three first-place votes to finish second in the ledger while Johnson & Wales slotted into the third position with 62 points and the other two first-place tallies.
Saint Joseph's College of Maine was just one point back of the Wildcats, as the top-four were all within 10 points of one another in the poll voting.
Making up the remainder of the poll was Rivier University with 42 points, Emmanuel College with 39 points, Anna Maria College with 31 points, Regis College with 18 points and Albertus Magnus College with 12 points.
Founded in 1995, the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) is an NCAA Division III association made up of 13 member institutions and over 3,000 student-athletes across the New England region. Each year, the GNAC sponsors and administers 20 championships, while balancing academic integrity, athletic opportunities and community involvement.
2019 GNAC Men's Lacrosse Preseason Poll
1) Norwich (4) - 71
2) Lasell (3) - 69
3) Johnson & Wales (2) - 62
4) Saint Joseph's Maine - 61
5) Rivier - 42
6) Emmanuel - 39
7) Anna Maria - 31
8) Regis - 18
9) Albertus Magnus - 12