VIDEO: Florida Tech Men’s Lacrosse Team Picked Second in SSC Preseason Poll

By  //  January 29, 2018

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Tampa, the four-time defending SSC Tournament Champion, was selected preseason favorite

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — Florida Tech has been tabbed to finish second in the 2018 Sunshine State Conference men’s lacrosse preseason poll, in voting of the league’s head coaches.

The Panthers were voted alongside Florida Southern and Saint Leo in a three-way tie for second place with 33 total votes apiece.

Tampa, the four-time defending SSC Tournament Champion, was selected the preseason favorite to win the league title with 49 total votes and seven first-place votes.

In fifth place in the poll is Rollins with 29 total votes and Lynn is sixth with 27 votes. Conference newcomers Palm Beach Atlantic and Embry-Riddle were picked seventh and eighth in the ranking with 12 and eight votes, respectively.

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2018 SSC MEN’S LACROSSE PRESEASON COACHES POLL

Rank School (FPV) Total Votes
1 Tampa (7) 49
T2 Florida Tech 33
T2 Florida Southern 33
T2 Saint Leo (1) 33
5 Rollins 29
6 Lynn 27
7 Palm Beach Atlantic 12
8 Embry-Riddle 8

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