BALTIMORE – Face-Off Yearbook announced its 2013 Division III Preseason Top 20 recently and the Salisbury University men's lacrosse team will come into the season at No. 3.
The Sea Gulls are coming into the season as the reigning national champions after last season's 14-10 victory over State University of New York at Cortland at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.
Salisbury graduated 18 seniors, including the 2012 National Player and Midfielder of the Year Sam Bradman, last season and look to defend its title with a host of new faces in 2013.
The Gulls are joined in the top five by No. 1 Stevenson University, No. 2 SUNY Cortland, No. 4 Tufts University and No. 5 Rochester Institute of Technology.
Six teams ranked in the top 20 will be opponents for the Sea Gulls in the 2013 regular season. Stevenson, No. 15 Gettysburg College and No. 16 Ohio Wesleyan University will all visit Sea Gulls Stadium this season, while the Gulls will travel to No. 7 Lynchburg College, No. 11 Roanoke College, and No. 17 Washington College.
The Sea Gulls will begin their title defense against Greensboro College on Feb. 10 at Sea Gull Stadium.