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Men's Lacrosse Picked To Repeat As Pilgrim League Champs By Inside Lacrosse's Face-Off Yearbook

Men's Lacrosse Picked To Repeat As Pilgrim League Champs By <i>Inside Lacrosse's Face-Off Yearbook</i> Springfield, Mass. - January 8, 2009 - As part of Inside Lacrosse's Face-Off Yearbook, 2009, the Springfield College men's lacrosse team was selected by coaches as the preseason favorite to repeat as Pilgrim Lacrosse League champions this season.

Last season, the Pride advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament before falling to eventual national-runner up, Cortland State, 12-9. Springfield earned a berth into the NCAA Tournament after winning the Pilgrim Lacrosse League for the seventh time in program history. Springfield then went on to defeat Kean University, 17-2, in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

Along with a preseason ranking the teams, a preseason all-conference team was also selected. Springfield had several players chosen as preseason all-conference favorites as attackman Jake Beebe, face-off specialist and midfielder Chris Jez, defensemen Sam Burrell and Mike Smith, and goalie Tom Albano were selected.

Springfield opens up the 2009 campaign at nationally-ranked Endicott on February 25th. In preseason polls, the Gulls have been ranked as high as ninth in the nation.

Pilgrim League
Team Ranks

1. Springfield

2. Babson
3. Wheaton
4. Lasell
5. Clark
6. Mass Maritime
7. MIT
8. Norwich

All-Conference Team

A Jake Beebe, Springfield
A Chris Landers, Wheaton
A Dave Bulhoes, Lasell
M Brian Wilbur, Babson
M Mike Maggio, Lasell
M Tyler Montgomery, Springfield
F/O Chris Jez, Springfield
LSM Tim Roche, Clark
D Sam Burrell, Springfield
D Matt Stambler, Lasell
D Mike Smith, Springfield
G Tom Albano, Springfield

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