Baltimore, Md. -- University of Lynchburg's men's lacrosse team checked in a No. 19 in the Inside Lacrosse 2019 Division III preseason top 20, the publication announced in its 2019 Face-Off Yearbook this week.
The Hornets are one of four Virginia schools, three of which are members of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, to appear in the preseason rankings.
Eight teams on Lynchburg's 2019 schedule are ranked in the poll, headlined by preseason No. 1 and defending national champion Wesleyan; the Hornets will take on the defending champs Saturday, March 16 at the Mustang Classic in Owings Mills, Md.
No. 2 Salisbury, No. 7 Cabrini, No. 8 Washington and Lee, No. 9 York (Pa.), No. 15 Roanoke, and No. 17 Stevenson are also on Lynchburg's spring slate, as is a preseason scrimmage with 11th-ranked Christopher Newport.
Lynchburg enters 2019 fresh off the program's seventh ODAC championship and 12th NCAA tournament appearance, including a bid each year since 2012.
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