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Marquette Men's Lacrosse Picks Up Votes In Preseason Cascade/Maverik Poll

I'll take that.

MLL draftee Jacob Richard and the Golden Eagles have a number of tall tasks ahead of them this season.
MLL draftee Jacob Richard and the Golden Eagles have a number of tall tasks ahead of them this season.
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The preseason version of the Cascade/Maverik Media Poll is out, and YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles have picked up a vote here and there.

The voters have a top 20 list, and Marquette is slotted at an unofficial #22 in the poll.  They're listed behind Stony Brook in the "Receiving Votes" line, and since Colgate is even further down the list, I have to presume it's not an alphabetical list.  That puts Marquette in the same category in both the media poll and the coaches poll: getting attention, but not enough for a national ranking just yet.

The real news for Marquette comes elsewhere in the poll.  As was the case in the USILA, Marquette will play the top three teams in the top 20 in the preseason poll: #1 Notre Dame, #2 Denver, and #3 Duke.  All three of those will be road games, and things don't get easier for Marquette, as they also have a road game against #12 Ohio State.  In addition to facing Denver in Big East play, MU will also have to tangle with #14 Georgetown and #19 Villanova at Hart Park this season.  Even the Receiving Votes department has a Marquette opponent, as Richmond snagged the final spot in that category.

Marquette opens the season against Bellarmine on Saturday, February 20th.  That game will be down at Valley Fields.