Ian Gray, redshirt freshman D
Seth Mackin, freshman LSM
BEST OF THE OUTSIDERSVillanova
Big East Conference
Last season: 11-5, NCAA tournament first round
Coach: Michael Corrado (sixth season, 44-33)
Top returning scorer
Kevin Cunningham, senior A (24 goals, 21 assists)
Other key returnees
Jack Rice, junior A (34, 3)
Will Casertano, junior A (18, 17)
Chris Creighton, senior D (38 ground balls, 18 caused turnovers)
Billy Hurley, junior G (8.33 GAA, .482 save percentage)
Tyler Holly, freshman SSDM
Christian Kolderup, freshman D
Ryan DeSimone, freshman A
Outlook: The Wildcats have the offense to better last year's record. Returning all six starters on that side of the ball is a significant asset. The mystery is whether the defense can overcome the graduations of long-stick midfielder Brian Karalunas (74 ground balls, 70 caused turnovers) and defenseman Chris Ficke (43, 15). Hurley must also seize the reins and increase his save percentage.
Division I men's college lacrosse team previews
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