Orange County collegiate powers Chapman and Concordia both were ranked in Inside Lacrosse’s Faceoff Yearbook MCLA Preseason Top 20 released this week. Cal-State Fullerton was ranked in the Division II Top 20.
Chapman, the 2016 national champion and runner-up to Grand Canyon last spring, was ranked No. 3 in the Division I MCLA Preseason Top 20, with Inside Lacrosse referencing attackman Dylan Garner as a big reason. Defending champion Grand Canyon was ranked No. 1 and California, which lost to Chapman in the national semifinals last spring, was No. 2.
Concordia, which won the 2017 MCLA Division II national title last spring and is moving up to Division I for 2018, came in at No. 19 in the Faceoff Yearbook preseason rankings.
In Division II, Cal-State Fullerton was ranked No. 9 in the MCLA Preseason Top 20, with Inside Lacrosse referencing goalie Michael Henry as a “difference-maker.”