Landmark Conference announces men's lacrosse preseason poll

Landmark Conference announces men's lacrosse preseason poll

WASHINGTON – The Landmark Conference released its 2013 men’s lacrosse preseason poll on Wednesday, and CUA is tied with Susquehanna for fourth with 23 points. The Cardinals won nine games a season ago and qualified for their third consecutive conference tournament.

Brendan Englert is CUA’s leading returning scorer, after notching 29 goals and 41 points in 2012. He is joined by Brian Keith (11 goals) and Sean Cummins (13 goals) to form the backbone of the Cards’ offense.

Other returning players to keep an eye on include Walter Hickey, Camden Feldman, Ryan McDonough, Jack Drexel, Patrick Keelan, Dan McCallan and Chris Wellock.

The Cardinals return all three of their goalkeepers from a season ago, led by Patrick Pfaff, who started 13 games and turned back 166 shots.

Defending conference champion Goucher was selected to defend its title after the Gophers earned 55 overall points and five first place votes. Drew was next in line with 48 points, followed by Scranton, CUA and Susquehanna, USMMA and Washington & Jefferson.

CUA opens the season on Wednesday evening when the Cardinals travel to Randolph-Macon to face the Yellow Jackets at 6:30 p.m.

The Cardinals then open their home schedule on Saturday afternoon when they welcome Hood College to town. Opening face-off is set for noon.

2013 Landmark Conference Men’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll
School, Points (# first place votes)
1. Goucher, 55 (5)
2. Drew, 48 (2)
3. Scranton, 36
4. Catholic University, 23
Susquehanna, 23
6. USMMA, 17
7. Washington & Jefferson, 15