Wesleyan Leads Nike/USL Division III Men's Preseason Top 20

PHOTO BY GREG WALL

Wesleyan took down Salisbury to win its first Division III national title at Gillette Stadium.


Last season, Division III men’s lacrosse fans saw one of the greatest runs in recent memory when Wesleyan took down Cortland, Cabrini, Tufts, RIT and Salisbury to win its first national championship. 

That win helped vault Wesleyan into the conversation of the elite teams in Division III, but it will have a target on its back entering the 2019 season. Not only are the Cardinals the defending champions, but they’re the top team in the Nike/US Lacrosse Division III Men’s Preseason Top 20.

Three of the teams (No. 2 Salisbury, No. 4 Tufts and No. 5 RIT) that Wesleyan took down last May are featured in the top five. Amherst also poses a threat at No. 3, coming off a 15-4 season.

Check back to uslaxmagazine.com as we roll out our preseason rankings and players of the year for Division I, II and III men’s and women’s lacrosse and look for an extensive NCAA preview in the February edition of US Lacrosse Magazine — an exclusive benefit for US Lacrosse members. Join today to start your subscription.






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1 Wesleyan 0-0 N/A 3/2 vs. Williams
2 Salisbury 0-0 N/A 2/3 vs. Berry
3 Amherst 0-0 N/A 3/2 at Colby
4 Tufts 0-0 N/A 3/2 at Hamilton
5 RIT 0-0 N/A 2/16 vs. Ohio Wesleyan
6 Gettysburg 0-0 N/A 2/16 at Messiah
7 York 0-0 N/A 2/9 vs. Washington and Lee
8 Washington and Lee 0-0 N/A 2/9 at York
9 Cabrini 0-0 N/A 2/16 vs. Haverford
10 Christopher Newport 0-0 N/A 2/13 at Washington and Lee
11 Ohio Wesleyan 0-0 N/A 2/16 vs. RIT
12 Denison 0-0 N/A 2/16 vs. Washington and Lee
13 Dickinson 0-0 N/A 2/16 vs. St. Mary's (Md.)
14 Roanoke 0-0 N/A 2/22 vs. Sewanee
15 Stevens 0-0 N/A 2/17 vs. Colorado
16 Stevenson 0-0 N/A 2/16 vs. Ursinus
17 Lynchburg 0-0 N/A 2/9 vs. Salisbury
18 Cortland 0-0 N/A 2/27 vs. Ursinus
19 Ithaca 0-0 N/A 2/27 at Lycoming
20 Williams 0-0 N/A 3/3 vs. Wesleyan

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