Georgetown Men's Lacrosse Ranked No. 5 by Inside Lacrosse, Faceoff Yearbook
Dec. 4, 2006
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University men's lacrosse team is ranked No. 5 nationally in the Inside Lacrosse, Faceoff Yearbook Top 25 Preseason poll.
The Hoyas finished the 2006 season with a 12-3 overall record and won the ECAC Lacrosse League Championship for the fifth time in the last seven years. Georgetown, ranked No. 5 in the country in the final polls by Inside Lacrosse and STX/USILA, reached the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament for the fifth-straight year and for the eighth time in the last nine years.
Defending national champion Virginia was tabbed as the preseason No. 1 team in the country, followed by Johns Hopkins, Syracuse and Princeton, with the Hoyas rounding out the top-five. Duke was tabbed No. 6, followed by Maryland, Cornell, Navy and Massachusetts rounding out the top-10 teams.
Georgetown is the highest of five teams from the ECAC Lacrosse League tabbed among the preseason top-25. The Hoyas are joined by Massachusetts (No. 10), Loyola (No. 12), Penn State (No. 17) and Hobart (No. 25).
The Blue and Gray return eight starters and 34 letterwinners from last year's team, led by honorable mention All-American selections Brendan Cannon (Haverford, Pa./The Haverford School) and Jerry Lambe (Massapequa, N.Y./Farmingdale).
Cannon, a first-team All-ECAC selection last year, led the Hoyas in scoring with 14 goals and 32 assists for 46 points. Cannon was fourth in the country in assists per game (2.29) and 18th in points per game (3.29). A junior, he had 13 multi-point games last season and 11 with at least two assists as he recorded the 16th-best single-season total in school history. Cannon's 32 assists are tied for the second-best mark in a single season at Georgetown with Andy Flick (2000). In two years on the Hilltop, Cannon has played in 27 games and scored 69 points, notching 29 goals and 40 assists.
Lambe, a senior, started all 14 games last year to form one of the toughest back lines units in the country with second-team All-American Reyn Garnett. Lambe, who had 25 ground balls, helped the Georgetown defense rank 12th in the country in scoring defense, yielding only 8.43 goals per game.
The 2007 schedule for the Blue and Gray features games against nine teams ranked among the top-25 (Syracuse, Duke, Maryland, Navy, Massachusetts, Loyola, Penn State, Delaware and Hobart).
The Hoyas open the 2007 season on Saturday, February 24 at Maryland. Face-off is slated for 1 p.m.