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2014 MLC Preseason Coaches' Poll released

Thursday, February 06, 2014
by MLC Sports Info.

Aurora was picked to win the 2014 Midwest Lacrosse Conference (MLC) title according to the preseason coaches' poll released Wednesday.

The Spartans (16-4, 10-0 MLC) earned the MLC title and tournament championship last season, claiming the top spot in the poll with 111 points and 10 first place votes.

Augustana (11-6, 8-2 MLC) finished second in the poll with 97 points and the final first place vote, while Carthage (15-4, 9-1 MLC) also tallied 97 points. Both the Vikings and Red Men participated in the 2013 MLC tournament.

Concordia (Wis.) (9-7, 6-4 MLC) finished fourth in the poll with 83 points, while 2013 MLC tournament participant the College of Mount St. Joseph (10-8, 7-3 MLC) finished fifth (69 points).

Benedictine (6-9, 4-5 MLC) placed sixth in the poll with 68 points and was followed by Hanover (5-11, 3-7 MLC) with 59 points.

Elmhurst (3-10, 1-8 MLC) (44 points), Fontbonne (8-8, 4-6 MLC) (39 points) and Milwaukee School of Engineering (0-12, 0-9 MLC) (24 points) finished eighth, ninth and tenth respectively.

Defiance College (0-15, 0-8 MLC) rounded out the poll in 11th place with 27 points.

The 2014 season opens on February 7. The MLC portion of the schedule will begin on March 1 with the MLC tournament slated for April 30 and May 3.

2014 MLC Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Team Points (first place votes)

1. Aurora 111 (10)

2. Augustana 97 (1)

    Carthage 97

4. Concordia (WI) 83

5. Mount 69

6. Benedictine 68

7. Hanover 59

8. Elmhurst 44

9. Fontbonne 39

10. MSOE 28

11. Defiance 27

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