WAUKESHA, WI -- Aurora was picked to win the 2015 Midwest Lacrosse Conference (MLC) title according to the preseason coaches' poll released Wednesday.
The Spartans (16-4, 10-0 MLC) earned the MLC title and tournament championship last season, claiming the top spot in the poll with 43 points and six first place votes. Aurora's season ended in the second round of the NCAA tournament, falling 11-8 at Denison.
Concordia (Wis.) (14-4, 9-1 MLC) finished second in the poll with 38 points and the final first place vote. The Falcons ended the season with a 10-5 loss to Carthage in the 2014 MLC tournament.
Benedictine (10-6, 6-4 MLC) finished third in the poll with 31 points, while conference newcomer Beloit (9-6) finished fourth (30 points).
Milwaukee School of Engineering (2-12, 1-9 MLC) placed fifth in the poll with 21 points and was followed by Fontbonne (3-13, 2-8 MLC) with 19 points.
Cornell College rounded out the poll 14 points as the Rams prepare for their first varsity season.
The 2015 season opens on February 8. The MLC portion of the schedule will begin on March 14 with the MLC tournament slated for April 29 and May 2.
2015 MLC Coaches' Preseason Poll
|1. Aurora||43 (6)
|2. Concordia (Wis.)