2020 NAIA Lacrosse Preseason Polls
- Reinhardt (GA): Can they make it four in a row? Coach Snow’s program is already a monster and recruiting incoming talent has the team only picking up more steam.
- Indiana Tech (IN): An impressive 2019 run with the addition of a solid freshmen class and a stud NCAA Division II transfer means the Warriors are for real.
- Cumberlands (KY): An absolute stud goalie and a well-balanced offense return. The question every year for Cumberlands is will it beat Reinhardt?
- Siena Heights (MI): If the team can stay healthy they have a chance to win the WHAC. Talent is everywhere on this roster, time to see it all come together.
- Lawrence Tech (MI): Having seen the 2020 team practice, I can say LTU is the real deal and this will be the best team it has ever had.
- Savannah College of Art and Design (GA): Can the defense step-up to match the powerful offense? A young team last year returns with a new conference home. Let’s see if the squad can turn heads in the AAC.
- Aquinas (MI): The best FOGO in the country returns, but the question is who replaces the two studs at attack that graduated?
- Benedictine (KS): Does the freshmen class add enough depth to help the Ravens make another playoff push? We will find out very soon.
- Keiser (FL): A well-balanced offense and solid goaltender, who will step up and start on defense?
- Madonna (MI): A lot of turnover from last year’s roster leaves a big question mark, but there’s still plenty of talent on this roster. Anything can happen when playing Madonna.
Editor’s Note: We released our 2020 NAIA women’s preseason poll back in October. Here’s a quick summary of what to expect. Visit the 2020 preseason poll for some more information on the top teams heading into the season.
- Savannah College of Art and Design (GA): Returning champs will be tested early but have all of the pieces for another title run.
- Benedictine (KS): A February first game with SCAD will let us know early on if the Ravens are back for another deep run.
- Cumberlands (KY): A stud goalie in the cage with a majority of its points returning means the Patriots are locked and loaded.
- Keiser (FL): A young team grows up quickly and is poised to shake up the NAIA landscape.
- Lawrence Tech (MI): Returning almost their entire team from 2019, the question is will its out-of-conference schedule beat them up?
- Reinhardt (GA): Twenty goals a game last year is impressive, but can it beat Cumberlands?
- Marian (IN): A senior-heavy squad means it’s now or never for Knights.
- Tennessee Wesleyan (TN): All of the pieces are there, but can it win the close games this year?
- Indiana Tech (IN): The Warriors need to find an offensive identity and fast if it looks to stay on top of the NAIA.
- Concordia (MI): A young program with a few years of being seasoned now under its belts. If all goes well this is the year Concordia will make its push.