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Monday February 3, 2014Gators No. 5 in IWLCA Preseason Poll

Gainesville, Fla.

The University of Florida lacrosse team has been tabbed as No. 5 in the 2014 IWLCA Preseason Top 20 rankings, released by the organization on Monday.


The Gators are coming off their third-consecutive ALC regular-season championship as well as their third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance in the programís four-year history. Florida finished the season with an 18-3 record, including a 9-0 record at Donald R. Dizney Stadium.


Of the preseason Top 20, the Gators will face six in the 2014 season (No. 1 North Carolina, No. 3 Syracuse, No. 4 Northwestern, No. 7 Penn State, No. 9 Loyola and No. 12 Stony Brook).  The 2014 slate kicks off on Feb. 8 at North Carolina at 12 p.m.


Florida was also ranked No. 4 in the Preseason Brine Media Poll and No. 5 in the Lacrosse Magazine preseason rankings.


IWLCA Poll - 2014 Preseason Top 20

1.     North Carolina

2.     Maryland

3.     Syracuse

4.     Northwestern

5.     FLORIDA

6.     Duke

7.     Penn State

8.     Virginia

9.     Loyola

10.   Georgetown

11.   Notre Dame

12.   Stony Brook

13.   U Mass

14.   Stanford

15.   Penn

16.   Princeton

17.   Denver

18.   Navy

19.   Towson

20.   Boston College


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