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NESCAC champs to start 2018 season ranked 10th in national poll

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College, the defending New England Small College Athletic Conference champions, will start the season ranked 10th in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) poll.
The Mules, under head coach Karen Henning, won the program's third NESCAC title with a semifinal win over Middlebury College and a championship game victory against Trinity College last year.
Colby will play seven other teams ranked in the top 25. The Mules open the season on Saturday, March 3, at home against Amherst College at noon. Amherst is one of two teams receiving votes in the poll.
Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Poll
1. Gettysburg
2. College of New Jersey
3. Washington & Lee
4. Trinity
5. Middlebury
6. William Smith
7. Franklin & Marshall
8. York
9. Salisbury
10. Colby
11. Ithaca
12. Hamilton
13. Messiah
14. Catholic
15. Brockport 
16. Cortland
17. Mary Washington 
18. St. John Fisher
19. Tufts
20. Wesleyan
21. Colorado College
22. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
23. Bowdoin
24. Denison
25. Stevens
Receiving votes: Amherst, Muhlenberg