Navy Club Ranked No. 1 in Nike/USL WCLA Division II Preseason Top 20

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Navy Club, last year’s national runner-up, has been tabbed as the No. 1 team in the Nike/US Lacrosse WCLA Division II Preseason Top 20 ranking.

Navy Club returned to the WCLA ranks in 2019 after a 10-year hiatus and made its impact felt immediately, advancing to the title game while finishing the year with a final 9-4 record. The Mids lost to Loyola Maryland Club, 13-6, in the WCLA Division II final.

Two-time defending D-II champion Loyola begins the year at No. 2. The Greyhounds finished 14-1 overall with a season-ending 10-game winning streak in 2019. Senior attacker Kelly  O’Krepkie, the US Lacrosse Magazine WCLA D-II Preseason Player of the Year, is among the top returnees for Loyola.

Denver Club, St. Thomas, and New Hampshire round out the top five in Division II.

Nearly 230 non-varsity collegiate teams comprise the WCLA and compete under the US Lacrosse umbrella. The 2020 season will conclude with the annual Division I and Division II National Championship Tournaments, May 6-9, in Round Rock, Texas.

Preseason rankings were compiled by the WCLA rankings committee and will be updated weekly during the 2020 season. The full list of teams appears below.






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Nike/US Lacrosse
WCLA Division II Preseason Top 20

Nike/US Lacrosse Rankings
Division I Men | Division I Women
Division II Men | Division II Women
Division III Men | Division III Women

Rank

Team

1 Navy Club
2 Loyola Club
3 Denver Club
4 St. Thomas
5 New Hampshire
6 Grand Valley State Club
7 Air Force
8 Nevada
9 Oakland
10 Salisbury Club
11 Utah Valley
12 Iowa State
13 UC Irvine
14 Binghamton
15 Portland State
16 Dayton
17 North Texas
18 St. Benedict
19 Gonzaga
20 Stanford Club

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