December 5, 2012

Big Red 9th in Inside Lacrosse Preseason poll

With just over two months until the start of the 2013 lacrosse season, the Denison men's squad has been ranked ninth in the Face-Off Yearbook Division III Top-20 presented by InsideLacrosse.com.

Denison is coming off a 2012 season which saw them go 15-2 and advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament for the 12th time in school history.  Denison's only losses last season came at the hands of Stevenson University, who is ranked No. 1 in the Face-Off Yearbook preseason poll. 

Returning to the mix for Denison is junior attack and last year's leading scorer, Eddie Vita (44 goals, 15 assists).  Face-off specialist Chip Phillips is back after winning 66 percent of his draws taken in 2012. Defenseman Tommy Harrison and Spencer Riehl along with long stick midfielder Austin Campbell held opponents to 6.1 goals per game.

Head coach Mike Cararvana will return for his 20th season at Denison on Feb. 16 when the Big Red open its season at Mount St. Joseph.  Caravana has posted a stellar 195-78 record in 19 years at DU.