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Penn State ranked No. 4 in Nike/US Lacrosse DI Men’s Preseason Top 20

Wednesday, 6th January 2021

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Rankings, Posted 1/6/21 – From Press Release

Penn State is ranked No. 4 in the Nike/US Lacrosse Division I Men’s Preseason Top 20, which was released on Wednesday.

Five of the six Big Ten teams are in the US Lacrosse national rankings. Maryland came in at No. 3 to give the conference two teams in the top five. The others are Ohio State (No. 12), Rutgers (No. 19), and Johns Hopkins (No. 20).

Penn State defenseman and co-captain Nick Cardile (16, Avon Grove alum) – Photo for

Duke tops the national rankings, with Syracuse coming in at No. 2. Virginia rounds out the top five.

Penn State was ranked first in last season’s preseason national rankings and went 5-2 before the season was canceled due to COVID-19. The Lions return five players that have earned All-America honors during their career.

The Lions are 21-4 overall and a perfect 5-0 in the Big Ten over the past two seasons. They won the most recent Big Ten regular season and Big Ten Tournament titles in 2019.


1. Duke
2. Syracuse
3. Maryland
4. Penn State
5. Virginia
6. North Carolina
7. Denver
8. Yale
9. Cornell
10. Notre Dame
11. Georgetown
12. Ohio State
13. Loyola
14. UMass
15. Army
16. Lehigh
17. Richmond
18. Penn
19. Rutgers
20. Johns Hopkins

Also considered (alphabetical order): Albany, Brown, Bucknell, Hofstra, Navy, Providence, Villanova



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