Harvard Ranked 12th in LaxNews Preseason Poll

Pictured: Senior Jason Duboe and the Crimson were tabbed 12th in the LaxNews preseason poll.
Photo courtesy: David Silverman Photography

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men’s lacrosse team, coming off an 8-5 season in 2009, has been ranked 12th in the 2010 LaxNews preseason national poll, the publication announced Monday. The Crimson is one of four Ivy League teams tabbed in the poll, along with No. 6 Cornell, No. 11 Princeton and No. 16 Brown.

Under the guidance of John Tillman, the Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Lacrosse, Harvard posted a 3-3 conference record last spring. The team’s eight victories marked the most for the program since the 2002 season. The Crimson reached as high as No. 11 in the national rankings during the season and opened the year with a 9-6 victory at Duke.

Tillman, who is entering his third season with the Harvard program, welcomed the nation’s third best recruiting class to the Crimson this season, according to Inside Lacrosse magazine.