Syracuse Orange picked to finish second in Big East Conference

The Syracuse Orange men's lacrosse team has been picked to finish second in the Big East in 2013 in the conferences coaches' poll. The Orange received a total of 32 points, including two first place votes, to finish behind Notre Dame, who was ranked # 1 in the preseason poll.

Orange senior defenseman Brian Megill
has also been named the Big East Preseason co-Defensive Player of the year, sharing the honor for the second straight year with Notre Dame goalie John Kemp.


was also voted on to the All-Big East

preseason team, where he's joined by teammate JoJo Marasco. Both players were unanimous choices to the squad.

Last year Megill was a USILA Second Team All-American and an All-BIG EAST First Team selection. Marasco , who was on the All-Big East second team last year, notched 31 points and 19 assists in 2012.

Syracuse will kick off the 2013 season on January 26th with a three-way scrimmage against Holy Cross and Hofstra at the Carrier Dome. They'll take on Albany in the regular season opener on February 17th.