Big East Conference

Last season: 15-2, NCAA quarterfinalist

Coach: John Desko (14th season, 162-46)

Top returning scorer

JoJo Marasco, junior M (23, 18)

Other key returnees

Tom Palasek, senior A (17, 18)

Tim Desko, senior A (16, 3)

Brian Megill, junior D (34 ground balls, 27 caused turnovers)

Kevin Drew, senior M (33 ground balls, 11 caused turnovers)

Key newcomers

Luke Cometti, junior M

Hakeem Lecky, redshirt freshman M

Brandon Mullins, freshman D

Outlook: Back-to-back appearances in the NCAA tournament without reaching the semifinals usually don't sit well with this proud program. So plans have been underway to restore the Orange's championship pedigree. Marasco will shoulder the load as the team's most experienced offensive player, but can he lead a young group? The onus will be on sophomore goalie Matthew Lerman to bolster the defense.

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