Outlook: A young Gators team came within one goal of the final four last season, losing to Northwestern 12-11 in overtime in the NCAA quarterfinals. With almost everybody back, including Gilroy, who led the nation in goals last season, the Gators will make another run at the national championship, having reached at least the quarterfinals four straight times. The regular-season landscape, however, will be different with the move to the Big East. The Gators won four straight championships in the challenging American Lacrosse Conference, but with the conference dissolved, they no longer play Northwestern, Johns Hopkins or Penn State, retaining only Vanderbilt, which also moves to the Big East. As usual Florida, which averaged 15 goals last season, has a lot of finishers. Barry has 12 career game-winners and McDonogh graduate Sammi Burgess had 38 goals last season. The Gators are favored to win the Big East.