NCLL 25th Anniversary
Annapolis, MD-The National College Lacrosse League announced today as part of the league's 25th Anniversary, 2015 will begin All Conference and All America Teams for Division I and II. Each team will include ten total positions of one goal, three defensemen, three attackmen and three midfielders. Each conference will be awarded a 1st Team , 2nd Team and Honorable Mention  for All Conference. Beginning with the team previews in mid-January, the NCLL will also unveil its' new website and pre-season Top 20s as well as players to watch.

Conference Team Previews

Please visit the News Section for the 2015 Conference Team Previews.


NCLL announces Living Legacy Award

Norio Endo Living Legacy Award

 

Baltimore, MD- The National College Lacrosse League announced today the creation of the Norio Endo Living Legacy Award. The award is established in recognition of the passion and tireless efforts for growing the sport of lacrosse for a common cause of competition, sportsmanship and friendship. Norio Endo, a retired U.S. Navy captain and decorated Vietnam War veteran was instrumental in popularizing the sport of lacrosse in Japan and co-founded the Japanese Lacrosse Association. The Endo Legacy Award is given in remembrance of his fortitude, foresight and visionary skills contributing to the JLA’s success with over 15,000 current members to become a competing member in the World Lacrosse Championships held every four years. From an initial group of 10 lacrosse players in 1987, there are currently over 80,000 active players in Japan (3rd most populous behind USA and Canada). The NCLL is honored to be able to recognize Norio’s vision and spirit by creating the Endo Living Legacy Award, given to that school’s lacrosse President who has done much to establish a standard of excellence within that university’s athletic department.

For more information on Norio Endo: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/norio-endo-navy-veteran-and-lacrosse-booster-dies-at-78/2013/02/18/d533ef90-79d7-11e2-9a75-dab0201670da_story.html

 

 

Baltimore, MD- The National College Lacrosse League announced today that Moravian College has been awarded the Norio Endo Living Legacy Award. The award was established in recognition of the passion and tireless efforts for growing the sport of lacrosse for a common cause of competition, sportsmanship and friendship. The NCLL is honored to be able to recognize Norio’s vision and spirit by honoring that school’s lacrosse President/Founder and team who has done much to establish a standard of excellence within that university’s athletic department by creating a strong foundation for the program now and in the future. As such, the Greyhounds lacrosse program and Presidents Kevin Jordan and Mike Birnbaum are hereby honored for their dedication and commitment in the face of adversity for promoting the sport of lacrosse and sportsmanship while at Moravian College. After discontinuing both their women’s and men’s NCAA lacrosse teams in the spring of 2010, the leadership of Kevin Jordan and Mike Birnbaum enabled the remaining players to transition to the NCLL while staying on to graduate within their programs. Choosing to stay for their first priorities of academics while also wanting to compete at the highest level possible, Moravian entered the Keystone Conference (EPA) and immediately went to work in completing a 11-6 overall record, while also earning a bid to the National Tournament. As a testament to their tenacity and team cohesiveness, the Greyhounds overcame a five goal deficit in the Elite 8 that propelled them into the Final Four, where Moravian would eventually earn a Top Five National Ranking. Competing in their second season, the Greyhounds would finish in the Top Ten with a 10-6 overall record as the Greyhounds made another run to the Conference Championships. "Competing at a high level, maintaining perspective and exhibiting competitiveness and sportsmanship throughout, it is a great privilege to honor the legacy of Norio Endo’s spirit and love for lacrosse as the entire Moravian program is well deserving of this 1st celebration. Kevin and Mike were instrumental in not only creating the program, but also carrying on a spirit that holds a special place for those that competed on the team,” stated President Jamie McNealey. More information will be forthcoming as a date will be announced to present the 2011 and 2012 teams with the Endo Award during the spring as the program transitions back to NCAA Division III.

 

 

 


Pre-Season Division I Top 20

Pre-Season Division I Top 20

 

1.     Penn State

2.     Navy

3.     James Madison

4.     Salisbury 

5.     Virginia        

6.     Towson             

7.     Cortland   

8.     Cornell                         

9.     Penn    

10.   Rutgers

11.   Syracuse

12.   Hofstra            

13.   Maryland  

14.   Stony Brook

15.   Vermont

16.   UMass-Amherst

17.   Cincinnati

18.   Duke

19.   Michigan 

20.   Connecticut College

 
Others considered: Albany, Loyola, Lafayette, Ohio State, Delaware, Fairfield, Fordham, Sacred Heart, Princeton, Villanova, Bucknell, Holy Cross, VT-Blacksburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Preseason Division II Top 25

Pre-Season Division II Top 25

 

1.        Binghamton

2.        Ithaca

3.        RIT

4.        UMBC

5.        RPI

6.        St. Joseph’s

7.        Albany Pharmacy

8.        Slippery Rock

9.        Temple

10.   George Mason

11.   VMI

12.   West Chester

13.   PSU-Altoona

14.   Christopher Newport

15.   Bowling Green

16.   Tennessee-Chattanooga-UTC

17.   Richmond

18.   Bloomsburg

19.   Lock Haven

20.   Stevens Tech

21.   York

22.   Susquehanna

23.   Penn College

24.   Brockport

25.   Kutztown

Others considered: Rowan, Old Dominion, UMass-Lowell, Lynchburg, Indiana University of Pa., St. Mary’s, Millersville, Rowan, TCNJ, Eastern Kentucky, Akron, Bellarmine, Xavier, Ball State, Kent State, Mercer, Catholic, Holy Cross, Columbia, Quinnipiac, East Stroudsburg, St. Bonaventure, Virginia Commonwealth, Trinity, Georgetown, Edinboro, Johns Hopkins, Washington College

 

 


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