SAN DIEGO – After being one of the four conference programs selected to the 2022 MCLA National Championships presented by New Balance, Concordia has been voted the favorite in Division I of the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference (SLC) this spring.
The Golden Eagles (13-3), which were bounced in the first round of nationals, garnered six of the eight first-place votes to comfortably sit in the top spot.
Nine points behind Concordia is USC (13-5). The Trojans made their first-ever trip to nationals in ’22 and were put atop of a pair of ballots in the SLC poll.
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Two points behind the Sun Devils was archrival Arizona (9-6) at No. 5. The Wildcats were the fourth team to make it to Round Rock, running up against the eventual national champions in the first round.
“This could end up being one of the competitive seasons in the SLC that we’ve ever seen,” said SLC conference director Matt Holman. “Perennial top-ranked teams like ASU and Chapman, along with the emergence of Concordia and USC, means every game is a dogfight in conference play. Lose one and you might not make the conference tourney.”
2023 SLC Division I Preseason Coaches Poll
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