BOSTON -- After emerging as one of the top programs in the country over the past two seasons, Bridgewater (Mass.) State continues its run as the favorite in the Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League Division II.
The Bears (12-2), whose only losses came to Division I Northeastern and national semifinalist Grand Valley State at the 2017 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour, raked in six of the seven first place votes to lead the preseason poll comfortably.
Bridgewater State was 11 points ahead of second-place Central Conn. State (8-6), which lost to the Bears by two goals in the PCLL title tilt. The Blue Devils grabbed the other first place vote.
New Haven (8-6) and Stonehill (3-4) round out the top four in the 10-team league.
Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League Division II Preseason Poll
|2.||Central Conn. State||83||1|
|6.||Southern Conn. State||69|