Bulldogs To Defend Ivy Title
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The 2011 Yale men's lacrosse team has been picked No. 16 on Inside Lacrosse's Face-Off Yearbook 2011 Pre-Season Poll.
The Inside Lacrosse rankings are the result of a voting process that includes coaches and media. The Bulldogs were not ranked in the 2010 pre-season poll but finished in the top 20 in each poll after going 10-4 and grabbing a share of the Ancient Eight crown. Their highest ranking last spring was No. 9 heading into Yale's appearance in the inaugural Ivy League Post-Season Tournament last May at Ithaca, N.Y.
Yale, led by eighth-year head coach Andy Shay, is one of four (Cornell, Princeton, Brown) Ivy League schools included on the top 20 list.
Inside Lacrosse 2011 Pre-Season Rankings
3. North Carolina
7. Notre Dame
8. Stony Brook
11. Johns Hopkins
Other teams ranked by the media: Villanova, Harvard