Phillylacrosse.con, Posted 1/26/23
From Press Release
The Stevens Ducks were selected as the favorite in the 2023 conference preseason poll conducted among the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Freedom men’s lacrosse coaches. The Ducks collected eight first-place votes from opposing coaches for a total of 64 points.
Below is the complete 2023 MAC Freedom Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Preseason Poll.
2023 MAC Freedom Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Preseason Poll
Rank Team Points (1st Place Votes)
1 Stevens 64 (8)
2 Arcadia 56
3 DeSales 51
4 Misericordia 42
5 Lycoming 35
6 Delaware Valley 26
7 Wilkes 22
8 FDU – Florham 19
9 King’s 9
In 2022, Stevens defeated Arcadia to win its second-consecutive conference title. The Ducks finished 8-0 in conference play to earn the top-seed in the tournament.
Stevens knocked off SUNY Maritime in the NCAA First Round before falling to No. 7 Dickinson in the second round.
The 2023 season is set to begin on Saturday, Feb. 4. Conference play will begin on Wednesday, March 28, with an eight-game schedule.
The 2023 MAC Freedom Men’s Lacrosse Championship is set for May 1-6th. The top-five seeds will battle for the conference title and the NCAA Division III Championship automatic qualifier (AQ).