Harvard Men's Lacrosse Appears 19th in Inside Lacrosse Preseason Poll

Paul Pate and the Crimson will face seven ranked teams during the 2012 season (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The Harvard men’s lacrosse team has been ranked 19th in the 2012 Inside Lacrosse preseason  national poll, the publication announced this week.  The Crimson is one of five Ivy League schools to appear in the Inside Lacrosse poll.

Harvard, which reached as high as No. 17 in the nation during last season, opens its 2011 campaign by hosting Vermont at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium Saturday, Feb. 25 at noon.  The Crimson returns 34 players from last year’s team, which finished 10-6 overall and went 3-3 in Ivy League contests. Under Chris Wojcik, The Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Lacrosse, the Crimson earned a spot in the Ivy League tournament final last season.

The Crimson will face seven teams ranked in the Inside Lacrosse preseason poll this spring, including No. 2 Duke on the road (March 12), No. 3 Cornell in Ithaca, N.Y., (April 7) and No. 11 Hofstra at the Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium (March 3). Harvard will also visit No. 12 Massachusetts (March 27), face No. 13 Yale in New Haven, Conn., (April 28), travel to play No. 14 Penn (April 14) and welcome No. 16 Princeton to Harvard Stadium (April 21).