Defending NEAC Champion, Morrisville State, tops women’s lacrosse preseason poll  

Defending NEAC Champion, Morrisville State, tops women’s lacrosse preseason poll  


MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) office released its Women's Lacrosse Preseason Poll, as voted by conference wide coaches, and after receiving six first place votes, ranked Morrisville State College as the season favorite heading into the 2018 campaign.

Morrisville State received 78 total points and will look to defend their title they captured a year ago, returning 11 to its roster that posted a 13-6 overall record, 8-1 conference stint in 2017.

Four all-conference selections return to the lineup, including attack Gianna Branca (Camillus, N.Y.), Celia Abbott (Shortsville, N.Y.) and midfielder Courtney Cavellier (Rodman, N.Y.) who combined for 209 points last season for the Mustangs.

Brianna Delcolle (Huntington, N.Y.) also returns to the lineup after garnering all-conference accolades a year ago.

Penn St. Abington ranked second in the poll, receiving three first-place votes while totaling 68 points, after finishing as the conference runner-up and regular season champion.

Medaille College rounded out the top three with 58 points and one first place vote, finishing third in conference standings in 2017.

Morrisville State will get underway Saturday, March 3 on the road at non-conference opponent SUNY Oswego.

Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit