ATLANTA – Fresh off its run to the quarterfinals of the 2018 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour, Florida Gulf Coast has been tabbed the favorite to win SELC Division II, according to the preseason coaches poll released on Tuesday.
The Eagles (12-5), who nearly pulled the upset of the tournament before bowing to St. Thomas in the quarters, grabbed six of the 10 first place votes.
Ten points back of FGCU is Kennesaw State (9-5), the defending SELC Division II champions.
North Florida (9-5) and Wake Forest (8-2) are tied for third with 47 points apiece.
The SELC also conducts “regional” polls (below) and, unsurprisingly, Kennesaw State was the pick in the North division of SELC-II and Florida Gulf Coast was atop the South division.
2019 SELC Division II Preseason Coaches Poll
|1.||Florida Gulf Coast||20||6|
|8.||College of Charleston||80||1|
2019 SELC Division II Regional Rankings
|1.||Florida Gulf Coast||13|
|5.||College of Charleston||48|
The Florida Gulf Coast University Men’s Lacrosse team will be hosting open tryouts for the 2019 season's travel team September 6th, 7th, 10th, & 13th. All incoming freshman, transfer students, and returning players interested in playing during the 2019 season are required to tryout.