All-America junior Marie McCool
All-America junior Marie McCool
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Tar Heels Top 2017 Preseason Poll
Release: 01/09/2017

CHAPEL HILL—Defending NCAA champion North Carolina will begin the 2017 women's lacrosse season in the same placed it finished 2016 — atop the national rankings.  

Inside Lacrosse's 2017 Face-Off Yearbook ranks the Tar Heels No. 1 in the nation in its preseason poll, writing:

"The reigning national champion North Carolina Tar Heels dot the line at No. 1 in the 2017 Face-Off Yearbook rankings. Carolina has four first-team Face-off Yearbook All-Americans in Maggie Auslander, Maggie Bill, Marie McCool and Caylee Waters."

The Tar Heels will open their 2017 season on February 4 at home against James Madison.


2017 Face-Off Yearbook Top 20

1. North Carolina

2. Maryland

3. Florida

4. Stony Brook

5. Penn State

6. USC

7. Syracuse

8. Notre Dame

9. Duke

10. Northwestern

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