ALBANY, N.Y. – A participant in the last four NCAA Tournaments, the UAlbany men’s lacrosse team is at #13 in the 2017 Inside Lacrosse Preseason Face-Off Yearbook Rankings, released by the publication on Tuesday.
The four-time reigning America East regular season champion earned its first-ever at-large bid into the 2016 NCAA Tournament, falling a close game to 8-seed Syracuse 11-9 in the first round. UAlbany finished the year at 12-4 overall and 6-0 in America East play.
UAlbany is the only America East team ranked in the preseason top-20 and the second-highest team in the state of New York, only behind #7 Syracuse.
Last year, UAlbany was placed at #11 in the preseason rankings. UAlbany has been in the Face-Off preseason rankings the last four years.
Denver is at #1 in the Face-Off preseason rankings, with the 2016 NCAA Tournament champion North Carolina at #2.