Men's Lacrosse Finishes Third

Posted May 17, 2017

 

Marshall, Mo. (May 17, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College men’s lacrosse team finishes the 2017 season ranked No. 3 in the NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll.

 

The Vikings held the No. 1 ranking in each of the previous polls released during the season, but suffered a 14-12 loss to Keiser (Fla.) University in the semifinal round of the NAIA National Invitational May 5.  Missouri Valley finished the season with a 14-2 overall record.  Reinhardt (Ga.) University claimed the No. 1 spot in the final poll, after defeating Keiser, 10-5 in the National championship game.  Keiser came in at No. 2.

 

The 2017 season concludes for the men’s lacrosse team, which saw the team capture a second-straight KCAC regular season championship and a second-straight KCAC Postseason Tournament title.  The Vikings also put 12 of its student-athletes on the KCAC All-Conference Team, led by Offensive Player of the Year Sophomore Midfielder Ryan Barnes (Farmington, Minn.) and Defensive Player of the Year Senior Defender Andrew Legg (Vancouver, Wash.).  Head Coach Kevin Totaro was named the KCAC Coach of the Year.  Earlier this month, four Vikings were named to the NAIA Men’s Lacrosse All-America Team, led by Barnes, who was named the National Player of the Year.

 

NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll-Postseason (May 17)

  1. 1. Reinhardt (Ga.) (6)                        66
  2. 2. Keiser (Fla.)                                 62
  3. 3. Missouri Valley                             58
  4. 4. Indiana Tech                                 54
  5. 5. Missouri Baptist                            48
  6. 5. Lourdes (Ohio)                               48
  7. 7. Lawrence Tech                               42
  8. 8. Aquinas (Mich.)                              36
  9. 9. Saint Mary (Kan.)                           35
  10. 10. Point (Ga.)                                   27 

 

 

About Missouri Valley College

Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 30 academic programs, study abroad program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, criminal justice and exercise science. Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit www.moval.edu.

 



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