(Photo: Bob White)
PORTLAND, Ore. – Either Oregon or Oregon State has been the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League Division I champion in six of the last seven years, and now the two programs are co-favorites to win the conference in 2018.
Both Oregon (12-3) and Oregon State (11-4) earned 43 points in the preseason coaches poll, although the Beavers held a 4-3 edge over the archrival Ducks in first place votes.
The team’s met once last year, with Oregon posting a 14-7 victory. The Ducks would later earn the automatic qualifying bid to the 2017 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour.
Simon Fraser (9-5), which advanced to the conference championship game last year, is slotted third, followed by Washington (5-7) in fourth.
The 2018 PNCLL tournament semifinals and finals will be held on April 27-29 at Lake Oswego High School and will be co-hosted by Oregon and Oregon State.
PNCLL Division I Preseason Poll