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Women’s Lacrosse Picked Fourth In Pre-Season Poll

Women’s Lacrosse Picked Fourth In Pre-Season Poll

Falcons notch 33 points in 2016 MASCAC Coaches Poll

FITCHBURG, Mass. – The Fitchburg State women's lacrosse team was recently picked fourth overall in the 2016 MASCAC Women's Lacrosse Pre-Season Poll as announced by the league office on Thursday afternoon.

The Owls of Westfield State University were selected to win the 2016 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Lacrosse championship in a vote of the league's coaches after collecting five first place votes for a total of 47 points.

Last season's tournament champions Bridgewater State were picked to finish second with a total of 43 points, including two first place ballots. Worcester State followed in third with 35 points, while. Fitchburg State was next, registering 33 points, including the remaining first place vote.

Framingham State was picked fifth with a total of 23 points, while the Vikings of Salem State followed in sixth place after amassing 20 points. Massachusetts Maritime Academy and MCLA rounded out this year's poll in seventh and eighth place with 16 points and seven points respectively.

The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, the nation's oldest Division III men's and women's playing conference, has a rich and storied tradition of competitive success while celebrating excellence in the classroom. MASCAC member schools include Bridgewater State University, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, MCLA, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Salem State University, Westfield State University and Worcester State University. Two other institutions, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Plymouth State University, are affiliate members of the conference in the sports of football and men's ice hockey, while Western Connecticut State University joined the conference as an affiliate member in the sport of football for the 2013-14 academic year.

 

2016 MASCAC Women's Lacrosse Pre-Season Coaches Poll

1. Westfield State (5)

47 points

2. Bridgewater State (2)

43 points

3. Worcester State

35 points

4. Fitchburg State (1)

33 points

5. Framingham State

23 points

6. Salem State

20 points

7. Mass-Maritime

16 points

8. MCLA

7 points

 

Portions of Release Courtesy Of MASCAC SID Office

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