Kieran McDonald will help lead a veteran team for the Tar Heels into the 2013 campaign.
Kieran McDonald will help lead a veteran team for the Tar Heels into the 2013 campaign.
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Tar Heel Menís Lacrosse Team Ranked #5
Release: 11/26/2012

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The North Carolina Tar Heels are preseason ranked #5 by Face-Off Yearbook as the 2013 season approaches in February.  Coach Joe Breschi's team returns a veteran core of players coming off an 11-6 season, NCAA Tournament bid and ACC Tournament finalist position.

The Loyola Greyhounds, who had a storybook 2012, going from preseason unranked to national champions, start the year on top, earning the No. 1 ranking in the 2013 Face-Off Yearbook.

Loyola's opponent in the 2012 title game, Maryland, comes in at No. 2 in the Face-Off Yearbook rankings, followed by Notre Dame, Duke and North Carolina.

Carolina will play one of the toughest schedules in the nation in 2013, including games against #2 Maryland, #3 Notre Dame, #4 Duke, #6 Johns Hopkins, #9 Virginia, #12 UMass, #16 Fairfield and #17 Hofstra.

The coaches' preseason rankings are in parentheses.

The 2013 Face-Off Yearbook will be on newsstands soon.

1 - Loyola (1)

2 - Maryland (2)
3 - Notre Dame (4)
4 - Duke (3)
5 - North Carolina (5)
6 - Johns Hopkins (7)
7 - Cornell (15)
8 - Lehigh (13)
9 - Virginia (6)
10 - Denver (8)
11 - Colgate (12)
12 - UMass (9)
13 - Princeton (10)
14 - Syracuse (11)
15 - Penn State (16)
16 - Fairfield (18)
17 - Hofstra (NR)
18 - Bucknell (20)
19 - Drexel (NR)
20 - Yale (14)

OTHER TEAMS RANKED BY THE COACHES: Villanova (No. 17), Ohio State (No. 19)
UNC North Carolina Men's Lacrosse


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