The Castleton Spartans repeat as NAC champs

CASTLETON-Castleton State College was selected as the men's lacrosse preseason North Atlantic Conference favorite of the North Atlantic Conference in a vote conducted by the league's coaches. The Spartans received seven first place votes and a total of 63 points in the NAC men's lacrosse preseason poll.

Castleton returns seven starters from a 2010 squad that captured their first NAC title. The Spartans return two of their top three point leaders from last season, attackers Nohea King and Samual Bailey, along with senior faceoff specialist Criag MacDermont. The entire starting defense returns with junior goalkeeper David DeGhetto anchoring the defense.

Maine Maritime finished second in the poll and captured one first place vote. The Mariners return nine starters including four first team all-conference performers. Junior attacker Andrew DiSalvo, last season's conference Player of the Year will lead the squad along with 2010 Rookie of the Year Tom Houle.

2011 NAC Men's Lacrosse Poll

1. Castleton - 63 (7)

2. Maine Maritime - 55 (1)

3. Husson - 49

4. Johnson St. - 38

5. Thomas - 29

6. Lyndon State - 27

7. Green Mountain - 18

8. Farmington - 9

Mount Ida and St. Joseph's (Maine) are no longer associate conference members. Points in are awarded in descending order with first-place votes (in parentheses) earning 8 points through eighth-place votes which are worth one point.

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