York College was picked to finish second in the Capital Athletic Conference Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Coaches Poll.
With 13 straight CAC championships under its belt, Salisbury was again the choice to claim the conference title. The Sea Gulls received eight first-place votes and 64 points in a vote among the conference head coaches.
York finished second in the poll with one first-place vote and 57 points.
In 2015, Salisbury and York squared off in the CAC championship for the fourth straight year, with Salisbury securing its 13th consecutive title, 6-3. Both the Sea Gulls and Spartans went on to represent the CAC in the NCAA Division III postseason. Salisbury's two-year reign atop Division III women's lacrosse came to an end with a 9-8 double-overtime loss to Hamilton in round two, while York advanced to the Elite 8 for the first time in program history before falling to Middlebury, 10-8.
The Sea Gulls and Spartans are both ranked in the preseason top 10 of the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association and Lacrosse Magazine national Division III rankings.
York was 15-6 overall a season ago and 7-1 in the CAC.