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The 2017 UAlbany Great Danes lacrosse season came to an end in late May with a loss to Maryland Terrapins in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals. Maryland would eventually go on to win the national championship in Foxborough just a few weeks. The Great Danes lost just three games combined the entire 2017 season (two to Maryland and one to Syracuse). One publication has already taken notice. In their 2018 preseason rankings The Baltimore Sun . The author Edward Lee believes the Coach Scott Marr led Great Danes will be the best team in 2018. Lee says

Returns: Eight starters, including the entire attack of junior and Tewaaraton Award finalist Connor Fields (55 G, 62 A), junior Justin Reh (39 G, 19 A) and freshman Jakob Patterson (23 G, 3 A). Reason for optimism: An offense that led the country in scoring at 15.4 goals per game will benefit from the return of freshman faceoff specialist T.D. Ierlan (70.8 percent on 323-of-456, 202 GB, 2 G, 5 A).

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