ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Midwest Lacrosse Conference released the 2019 Preseason Poll today and the Griffins come in at No. 11.
Concordia University Wisconsin holds the top spot with 115 total points and 12 first-place votes. Defending MLC Champion, Aurora, comes in at No. 2 with 113 points and five first-place votes. Benedictine University (99), MSOE (94), and Beloit (73), round out the top-five.
Last year, the Griffins finished with 104 goals and were led by Alex Scott's team-high 24. Michael Picciolo contributed 15, while Cameron Director (14), Matt Rech (12), and Dalton Teague (12), were the final players with 10 goals or more.
This season, with all the leading goal scorers returning, the Griffins look to climb up the MLC Standings under first-year head coach, Brandon Singleton.
Coach Singleton is no stranger to Fontbonne as he served as a Graduate Assistant Coach of the men's team that ended back in 2016.
2019 MLC Preseason Poll
1. Concordia Wisconsin (6), 115
2. Aurora (5), 113
3. Benedictine, 99
4. MSOE (1), 94
5. Beloit, 73
6. Marian, 64
7. Cornell, 60
8. Monmouth, 57
9. Northwestern, 45
10. Concordia Chicago, 30
11. Fontbonne, 28
12. North Central, 14
The team has eight home games this spring and first up is Missouri Baptist on February 9th at Centene Stadium. Action begins at 2 p.m.
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