UMBC and Stony Brook University, which shared the America East men's lacrosse regular-season title and met in the championship game a year ago, have been selected co-favorites to capture the 2010 crown, according to the preseason coaches poll, which was announced Tuesday. Both teams received a total of 22 points with the Retrievers, the two-time defending league champion, garnering three first-place votes, and the Seawolves receiving two. University at Albany, the 2007 champion, followed closely behind with 19 points and one first-place tally (coaches could not vote for their own team). University of Hartford was chosen fourth with 12 points, while University of Vermont followed in fifth with nine points andBinghamton University rounded out the six-team poll with six points.
Team (1st-place votes) Total
1T. UMBC (3) 22; 1T. Stony Brook (2) 22; 3. Albany (1) 19; 4. Hartford 12; 5. Vermont 9; 6. Binghamton 6