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Coaches Pick Concordia (Wis.) to Win MWLC Title in 2015

Coaches Pick Concordia (Wis.) to Win MWLC Title in 2015

WAUKESHA, WI --  Concordia (Wis.) was picked to win the 2015 Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference (MWLC) title according to the preseason coaches' poll released Wednesday.

The Falcons (12-5, 8-2 MWLC) placed first in the poll with 57 points, including seven first place votes. Concordia finished in a three-way tie for second in the MWLC standings last spring and ended its season with a 15-14 triple-overtime loss to Carthage in the MWLC tournament semifinals.

Beloit (10-7, 6-4 MWLC) finished second in the poll with 47 points and the final first place vote, while Aurora (4-11, 3-7 MWLC) also tallied 47 points.  Both the Bucs and Spartans missed the MWLC tournament last spring.

Benedictine (4-12, 3-7 MWLC) placed fourth in the poll, earning a total of 39 points, while Loras (3-16, 2-8 MWLC) claimed the fifth spot (35 points).

Illinois Institute of Technology (0-11) was sixth with 25 points as the Scarlet Hawks enter the conference for their inaugural season.

Cornell (20 points) and Wartburg (18 points) enter the poll at seventh and eighth as both teams enter their first season of varsity competition.

The 2015 season opens on February 21.  The MWLC portion of the schedule will begin on March 14 with the MWLC Tournament slated for May 1-2.

2015 MWLC Coaches' Preseason Poll

Team Points
1. Concordia (Wis.)
57 (7)
2. Beloit 47 (1)
4. Benedictine
5. Loras
6. Illinois Tech
7. Cornell 20
8. Wartburg 18