The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released the 2018 Men's Lacrosse Preseason Coaches' Poll on Thursday morning. After claiming the programs 10th consecutive conference crown last spring the Springfield Pride have been tabbed as the preseason favorites, claiming seven first place votes. Voting for the preseason poll is conducted by the head men's lacrosse coaches.
The Babson Beavers earned one first place vote as they are slated at No. 2 in the poll followed by the 2017 Runner Up and Co-Regular Season Champions, Clark University at No. 3. Coast Guard was placed at No. 4 while MIT sits at No. 5 followed by No. 6 Wheaton, No. 7 Mass. Maritime and No. 8 Emerson.
The NEWMAC is looking forward to the 2018 season as it welcomes back 12 All-Conference Honorees, two All-Region selections and two All-America Honorable Mention winners, Babson's Jack O'Donoghue and Springfield's Jake Reynolds who is also returning as the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year.