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Lacrosse Magazine preseason women’s rankings: Princeton is No. 7, Penn No. 12 in D1; WCU No. 6 in D2

Friday, 30th December 2011

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Rankings, Posted 12/30/11
from US Lacrosse

Lacrosse Magazine, the flagship publication of US Lacrosse, today announced its 2012 preseason college team rankings and preseason players of the year.

The rankings, compiled by Lacrosse Magazine staff after consultations with coaches, predict the champions of 12 divisions of college play, including the NCAA, the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association, the US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates and the National Junior College Athletic Association.

The magazine tabbed defending NCAA Division I champion Northwestern to repeat in 2012 in Division I, and Gettysburg to repeat in Division III.

In Division III, the Preseason Player of the Year is College of New Jersey senior midfielder and Lenape (N.J.) grad Leigh Mitchell, who last year was an All-American and set a single-season record with 123 points.

NCAA Division I Women

1. Northwestern
2. Maryland
3. North Carolina
4. Duke
5. Florida
6. Virginia
7. Princeton
8. Boston College
9. Stanford
10. Loyola
11. James Madison
12. Penn
13. Dartmouth
14. Syracuse
15. Penn State
16. Vanderbilt
17. Georgetown
18. Notre Dame
19. Albany
20. Harvard

Preseason Player of the Year: Shannon Smith, Northwestern

NCAA Division II Women

1. Le Moyne
2. Adelphi
3. C.W. Post
4. Dowling
5. Limestone
6. West Chester
7. Lock Haven
8. Stonehill
9. Rollins
10. New Haven

Preseason Player of the Year: Erica Devito, Adelphi

NCAA Division III Women

1. Gettysburg

3. Cortland
4. Hamilton
5. F&M
6. Salisbury
7. Trinity
8. Middlebury
9. Bowdoin
10. Tufts
11. Colby
12. Messiah
13. Amherst
14. Washington & Lee
15. Stevens
16. Catholic
17. Bates
18. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
19. Adrian
20. Ithaca

Preseason Player of the Year: Leigh Mitchell (Lenape, NJ), The College of New Jersey

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