BALTIMORE - After advancing to the NCAA Division III semifinal round in 2013, the Salisbury University men's lacrosse team comes into 2014 ranked No. 4 in the Lacrosse Magazine NCAA Division III Men's Preseason Top 20 poll.
The Sea Gulls finished last season with a 17-6 record, before falling to eventual national champion Stevenson University, the No. 1 ranked team entering the season, in an NCAA semifinal game.
The top five also includes No. 2 Rochester Institute of Technology, the 2013 national runner up, No. 3 State University of New York at Cortland and No. 5 Dickinson College.
Salisbury looks to have a competitive schedule in 2014, as it includes seven teams that are ranked in the top-20 poll, including No. 1 Stevenson, No. 7 Cabrini College, No. 9 Washington College, No. 12 Lynchburg College, No. 16 St. Mary's College of Maryland, No. 19 Widener University and No. 20 Gettysburg College.
The Gulls are set to begin their season on Sunday, Feb. 9, traveling to Greensboro College for a 1 p.m., matchup.