Jan. 27, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia men's lacrosse team is ranked in the Top-10 in all four major preseason polls, entering the 2014 season. The USILA coaches and Warrior/Inside Lacrosse media polls were released today. The Face-Off Yearbook preseason poll was previously released this winter and Lacrosse Magazine's preseason poll in its entirety was posted earlier this month.
The USILA coaches and Warrior/Inside Lacrosse media polls will conduct a weekly poll through the season, starting with the week of Feb. 17.
Head coach Dom Starsia's squad features 28 returning lettermen from 2013, including seven starters, from last year's squad. The Cavaliers went 7-8, reached the ACC Championship final and failed to reach the NCAA Tournament for only the second time in Starsia’s 21 years at the helm of the lacrosse program.
UVa opens its season on Feb. 6 against No. 12 Loyola. Faceoff is slated for 7 p.m.
A composite grid of the preseason rankings is below. Virginia's 2014 opponents are in bold.
|Rank||School||Face-Off Year Book||Warrior/Inside Lacrosse||USILA||Lacrosse Magazine||AVG Rank|
Sky's the Limit for UVA Pole VaulterTrack & Field, Cross Country7/20/17Jeff Jernigan, who over the course of his UVA career became one of the ACC's top pole vaulters, was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in May.Graduate Transfers Bolster Offensive LineFootball7/18/17Graduate transfers John Montelus and Brandon Pertile will compete for starting jobs on the offensive line when UVA opens training camp late this month.'Hoos Hope to Build Momentum EarlyFootball7/15/17Four of Virginia's first five football games this season will be at Scott Stadium.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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