Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/17/17
From Press Release
Sixteen-time defending Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Champion Cabrini University has been selected first in the 2017 CSAC men’s lacrosse preseason coaches’ poll. The Cavaliers received all eight first-place votes and 64 points total. Gwynedd Mercy University was second with 54 points, while Marywood University was third with 47 points.
“We are honored to be recognized by the league’s coaches. Our student-athletes have been working very hard in preparation for an ever more challenging CSAC slate,” said Cabrini head coach Steve Colfer. “We are excited to get the season underway and looking forward to the challenges presented by the teams on our 2017 schedule.”
Centenary University was fourth with 42 points, followed by Immaculata University with 27 points, Neumann University (23 points), Rosemont College (21) and Keystone College (10).
Cabrini finished 15-5 last season, advancing to the second-round of the NCAA tournament before falling to Gettysburg 11-10 in overtime. This season, the Cavaliers are voted highly in several polls, including eighth in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Coaches’ Poll. Last season, the Cavaliers ran the table in the conference and went 2-0 in the conference tournament. In the CSAC final, Cabrini defeated Gwynedd Mercy 21-6. Cabrini led almost every major statistical category, including goals per game (16.35), points per game (26.50) and ground balls per game (39.50).
The Cavaliers start the season on Saturday, February 18, with a home matchup against Haverford. The conference slate starts on Tuesday, March 21, with Cabrini hosting Rosemont. The CSAC tournament starts on Saturday, April 29, with the title game set for Saturday, May 6.
School 2016 Record 2016 CSAC Record Points (1st place)
1. Cabrini University 15-5 7-0 64 (8)
2. Gwynedd Mercy University 10-5 6-1 54
3. Marywood University 6-11 4-3 47
4. Centenary University 9-6 5-2 42
5. Immaculata University 6-10 2-5 27
6. Neumann University 1-12 0-7 23
7. Rosemont College 5-11 3-4 21
8. Keystone College 1-10 1-6 10