Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/2/15
From Press Release
Widener’s men’s lacrosse team was picked to finish third in the Commonwealth Conference based on a vote by the league’s coaches.
Midfielder Marc LaVine (Nashua, NH) returns after being picked First Team All-Commonwealth Conference last season. He recorded a team-leading 24 goals and finished third on the team 33 points. LaVine finished his sophomore year ranked fourth in the Commonwealth Conference with a 2.0 goals per game and seventh with 2.75 points per contest.
The Pride also return sophomore attacker Tim Taylor (Philadelphia, PA) for his junior campaign. Last season, he earned second team all-league honors with a team leading 39 points. Taylor finished with 22 goals, 21 ground balls and 17 assist. He finished ranked eighth in the Commonwealth Conference with 2.71 points a game for Widener.
Head coach Brendan Dawson earned Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year honors after leading the Pride to a 9-6 season and an impressive 7-1 Commonwealth Conference record last season. Widener fell to Albright, 12-7, in the Commonwealth Conference semi-final round in 2014.
Stevenson was selected as the league favorite, receiving seven of a possible nine first-place votes. The Pride received 52 points and one first-place vote.
Widener will open their 2015 campaign on February 21st when they travel to take on Salisbury at noon in Salisbury, MD. The Pride will open the 2015 home schedule on March 4th when they host Ursinus at Leslie C. Quick Stadium at 4:00 pm.
2015 Commonwealth Conference Men’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll
1. Stevenson 63 points (7 First-Place Votes)
2. Albright 55 points (1)
3. Widener 52 points (1)
4. Lycoming 39 points
t5. Lebanon Valley 34 points
t5. Messiah 34 points
t7. Arcadia 17 points
t7. Hood 17 points
9. Alvernia 13 points