May 27, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Syracuse Orange head coach John Desko looks on from the sidelines against the Duke Blue Devils during the fourth quarter of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men

Orange Ranked No. 1 in Preseason Poll

The Syracuse Orange men’s lacrosse team finds themselves in a familiar spot as they were ranked number one in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Preseason Coaches’ poll Monday.

The Orange have received this honor three times in the last six years, the last time in 2010. They were also ranked second in the Warrior/IL Preseason Top 20. The Orange’s new conference foe Duke was ranked first in the Warrior/IL poll. All six ACC teams were ranked in the top seven of the coaches’ poll and were all ranked in the top eight of the Warrior/IL poll.

The Orange won their two scrimmages this past Saturday at the Carrier Dome against LeMoyne and Hofstra and have two more scrimmages on February 1st against Towson and Bucknell in Maryland. Their first game of the regular season is February 10th at the Carrier Dome against Hofstra.

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