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For Immediate Release
Contact: Gordon Woodworth
February 19, 2003
                802/656-1110

UVM Men's Lacrosse Picked To Finish Fourth in America East Coaches' Poll

BURLINGTON, Vt. - The University of Vermont men's lacrosse team has been
picked to finish fourth in America East in the 2003 Coaches' Poll released
by the conference office today.

Vermont is coming off a 5-9 season, 1-4 in the conference, but the
Catamounts will be a force to be reckoned with this season. Coach Steve
Beville returns the top seven scorers from last season, including junior
attackman Phil McKnight (Baltimore, Md.), who was a second-team
All-Conference selection in 2002 after scoring a team-high 32 goals. In
addition to a roster loaded with experienced upperclassmen, the Catamounts
will also welcome a quality group of newcomers, in addition to sophomore
standout Chris Legare (Pinkerton, N.H.), who returns after missing the 2002
season with an injury.

Vermont opens the season at Brown on Saturday, March 1st and has its home
opener on Tuesday, March 25th against Siena.

Albany is the coaches' selection to win the league, getting five of six
first-place votes. Stony Brook and Quinnipiac round out the top three, with
Hartford fifth and Binghamton sixth.

For more information on UVM lacrosse, please check out our website,
http://www.uvmathletics.com. In addition, further information on America
East lacrosse can be accessed at http://www.americaeast.com.

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Gordon W.T. Woodworth
Director of Athletic Communications
Assistant Golf Coach
University of Vermont
Phone: 802-656-1110
Fax:    802-656-8328
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