Grand Canyon, St. Thomas Take Top Spots in MCLA Preseason Rankings

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Grand Canyon junior long-stick midfielder Jack Lamey is a national player of the year candidate for the top-ranked Lopes.


College lacrosse season is here.

If you’ve been following the MCLA’s countdown on Instagram, you know that even though NCAA teams are still two weeks away, the virtual varsity season starts Saturday with two games in Texas. UT-Dallas hosts Louisiana Tech and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi takes on Baylor.

Defending national champion Grand Canyon is ranked No. 1 in the Nike/US Lacrosse MCLA Division I Preseason Top 20 (listed below). The Lopes have won two of the last three Division I titles and feature a pair of national player of the year candidates in juniors Jack Lamey, a long-stick midfielder, and Cam Wengreniuk, an attackman.

St. Thomas starts in the top spot in the Nike/US Lacrosse MCLA Division II Preseason Top 20 (listed below). The Tommies advanced to the national championship game in 2017, falling to Concordia, which moves up to Division I this season (ranked 20th). St. Thomas is eying its fifth MCLA title.






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Nike/US Lacrosse MCLA Division I
Preseason Top 20

1. Grand Canyon
2. Chapman
3. California
4. Georgia Tech
5. Brigham Young
6. Colorado
7. Florida State
8. Arizona State
9. Virginia Tech
10. Utah
11. Colorado State
12. Cal Poly
13. Oregon
14. Northeastern
15. Michigan State
16. UC Santa Barbara
17. Minnesota
18. Simon Fraser
19. UConn
20. Concordia-Irvine

Nike/US Lacrosse MCLA Division II
Preseason Top 20

1. St. Thomas
2. Grand Valley State
3. St. John’s
4. Dayton
5. Sierra Nevada
6. North Dakota State
7. Minnesota-Duluth
8. Bridgewater State
9. Florida Gulf Coast
10. Metro State
11. Montana
12. Cal State Fullerton
13. College of Idaho
14. Montana State
15. Northern Arizona
16. Kennesaw State
17. Louisiana
18. San Diego
19. Missouri State
20. Appalachian State

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