MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University men's lacrosse team is ranked No. 17 by Inside Lacrosse in its 2017 Face-Off Yearbook preseason rankings, and No. 19 in the USILA/NIKE Division III Men's Lacrosse Preseason Coaches Poll.
The Cardinals are coming off an impressive 2016 season in which they finished 10-5 overall and 6-4 in the ultra-competitive NESCAC. There are six teams from the conference ranked in both the Inside Lacrosse and USILA/NIKE preseason polls; No. 5/2 Tufts, No. 9/11 Bowdoin, No. 11/16 Bates, No. 13/9 Amherst, No. 16/15 Middlebury and No. 17/19 Wesleyan. The Cardinals are 18-14 all-time in the conference championship, and are just one of five teams to advance to the tournament 15 times.