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Retrievers, Seawolves Share Top Spot in Men's Lacrosse Preseason America East Poll; Kresse, Pierce Added as Team Captains
The top four teams in the conference will qualify for the America East Championship, which takes place May 5-8 at the higher seed, with the winner of the tournament receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Menís Lacrosse Championship.
Team (1st-place votes) Total
1T. UMBC (3) 22; 1T. Stony Brook (2) 22; 3.
UMBC Head Coach Don Zimmerman announced today that senior defenseman Matt Kresse (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) and senior short-stick midfielder Jordan Pierce (
The duo joins senior defender Bobby Atwell (
Kresse has started 29 of 32 games at close defense over the past two seasons and earned Second-Team All-Conference honors last spring. Pierce was named to the 2009 America East First-Team All-Conference squad and was also selected to Inside Lacrosseís 2010 preseason America East All-Conference squad.