YORK, Pa.- Thirteen-time reigning conference champion Sea Gulls have been named #1 in a preseason coaches poll.
The Capital Athletic Conference released its 2014 women's lacrosse coaches poll. Salisbury received eight out of a possible nine votes. (Coaches may not vote for their own team). Second was York College of Pennsylvania, who SU defeated in the 2013 conference championship, 13-5.
Salisbury boasts two previous wins over the #3, Christopher Newport University. The Sea Gulls also defeated CNU in last year's tournament, 17-5.
No. 4 University of Mary Washington and No. 5 St. Mary's College of Maryland round out the top five with 40 and 37 points, respectively. The remainder of the poll stands as No. 6 Marymount (Va.), No. 7 Frostburg State University, No. 8 Wesley College, and No. 9 Southern Virginia University.
Salisbury kicks off their title defense on Sunday versus Roanoke College at 12 p.m.