PRINCETON, N.J. – With the 2020 season fast approaching, the Ivy League has announced its 2020 Men's Lacrosse Preseason Poll. The Crimson was selected to finish sixth, as announced by the conference this afternoon.
Yale was picked to finish atop the conference standings for the fourth-straight year, earning 11 of 14 first-place votes with 94 points. Defending Ivy League champion Penn trailed closely behind in second place with two first-place votes and 82 points, followed by Cornell in third with the final first-place vote and 76 points.
Princeton and Brown round out the top five of the poll, picking up 51 and 40 points, respectively. The Crimson is slotted in the sixth spot with 32 points, ahead of Dartmouth in seventh place with 17 points.
Harvard returns its top-10 point scorers from last season and All-Ivy League selections captain Kyle Anderson and Steven Cuccurullo. Adding seven newcomers to its roster, Inside Lacrosse ranked two of the first-years among the top-65 incoming freshmen on its Power 100 Recruits list, including No. 30 Greg Campisi and No. 62 Graham Blake.
Led by Gerry Byrne, the Frisbie Family Head Coach for Harvard Men's Lacrosse, in his first season at the helm, the Crimson will open its season on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. at in-state foe Massachusetts. Harvard's home slate begins with a five-game homestand on Saturday, March 7 against Fairfield. Season ticket packages for the home men's lacrosse schedule are now on sale. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
The 2020 Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament will be held at Hofstra's James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y. The tournament consists of the top four teams from the regular season standings with semifinals scheduled for Friday evening, May 1 (6 and 8:30 p.m.) and the championship game on Sunday, May 3 (12 p.m.).
IVY LEAGUE MEN'S LACROSSE PRESEASON POLL
Predicted Order of Finish
1. Yale (11) 94
2. Penn (2) 82
3. Cornell (1) 76
4. Princeton 51
5. Brown 40
6. Harvard 32
7. Dartmouth 17