OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Stevenson University men's lacrosse team was picked No. 16 in the Nike/US Lacrosse Division III Preseason Top 20 released on Wednesday. It marks the second preseason ranking for the Mustangs, as they were chosen No. 18 in the Inside Lacrosse preseason ranking.
Defending national champion Wesleyan took home the top spot in the ranking, followed by Salisbury, Amherst, Tufts and RIT.
The Mustangs have a total of eight teams ranked in the USL Preseason Top 20 on its schedule, with five of those contests coming at home. Stevenson will host No. 2 Salisbury (March 9), No. 4 Tufts (March 19), No. 7 York (March 16), No. 10 Christopher Newport (April 3) and No. 17 Lynchburg (March 15). The Mustangs have road dates with No. 6 Gettysburg, No. 9 Cabrini and No. 12 Denison.
Stevenson, which is coming off its 10th straight NCAA appearance and sixth straight MAC Commonwealth championship, opens its season Saturday, February 16 at home against Ursinus at 7 pm.