Eligio Has Santa Clara on CSU's Heels
from staff reports | updated 12.21.10 at 9:46 a.m.
Santa Clara goalie Renee Eligio, a senior, is LM's preseason player of the year, but Colorado State got the top ranking.
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Lacrosse Magazine has picked Colorado State to repeat as US Lacrosse Women's Division Intercollegiate Associates (WDIA) champion, but not without a strong push from Santa Clara. The Rams are ranked No. 1 in LM's preseason poll, announced Monday, followed by the Broncos, who boast LM preseason player of the year Renee Eligio.
Colorado State returns a strong goalie of its own in Annette Greenberg, who played a major role in CSU's championship run.
Eligio, a senior, led Santa Clara to its first WWLL championship in 2010.
Cal Poly, UC Davis Club and Lindenwood round out LM's preseason top five.
Rankings were compiled by LM staff with consultation from college coaches. Click here for more preseason projections.
LM PRESEASON TOP 20
1. Colorado State
2. Santa Clara
3. Cal Poly
4. UC Davis Club
6. UC Santa Barbara
8. Virginia Tech Club
10. Florida Club
14. Boston College Club
16t. Virginia Club
19. Arizona State
20. Central Florida
Preseason Player of the Year: Renee Eligio, Santa Clara