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Vanessa Budd, Franklin & Marshall

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall is the preseason choice of the Conference coaches to win the 2017 women's lacrosse title.

The Diplomats received seven of a possible 10 first-place ballots (teams not permitted to vote for themselves) for 79 points to edge out Gettysburg. Defending champion Gettysburg picked up the three remaining first-place votes and earned 75 points.

Washington College was selected to finish 3rd with 59 points, while Dickinson and Haverford picked up 57 and 47 point, respectively.

1- Franklin & Marshall, 79 points (7 1st place votes)
2- Gettysburg, 75 (3)
3- Washington College, 59
4- Dickinson, 57
5- Haverford, 47
6- Muhlenberg, 46
7- Ursinus, 35
8- McDaniel, 22
9- Swarthmore, 21
10- Bryn Mawr, 9


Returning All-Centennial Players

First Team, Cl, Hometown / High School

A-Paige Moriarty, Franklin & Marshall, Jr, Glen Ridge, N.J. / Glen Ridge*

A-Katie Landry, Gettysburg, Jr, Hingham, Mass. / Hingham

A-Katherine Vincent, Washington College, Sr, Wilton, Conn. / Wilton

M-Sarina Manetta, Haverford, Sr, Commack, N.Y. / Commack

M-Maddy Siebold, Dickinson, Sr, Mountain Lakes, N.J. / Mountain Lakes

D-Vanessa Budd, Franklin & Marshall, Sr, Darien, Conn. / Darien

D-Lisa Grous, Ursinus, Sr, Washington Township, N.J. / Bishop Eustace

GK-Tara Cuddihy, Dickinson, Sr, Basking Ridge, N.J. / Ridge


Second Team, Cl, Hometown / High School

A-Jordy Bonvini, Muhlenberg, Jr, Livingston, N.J. / Livingston

M-Bridget Sherry, Ursinus, Soph, Swarthmore, Pa. / Strath Haven#

M-Briana Narzikul, Swarthmore, Sr, Media, Pa. / Episcopal Academy

D-Anna Inserra, Washington College, Sr, Dix Hills, N.Y. / Half Hollow Hills West

D-Madison Jones, Haverford, Jr, Yardley, Pa. / Lawrenceville School (N.J.)

D-Sarah Bozzo, Franklin & Marshall, Sr, Mountain Lakes, N.J. / Mountain Lakes

GK-Shannon Keeler, Gettysburg, Sr, Moorestown, N.J. / Moorestown


Honorable Mention, Cl, Hometown / High School

A-Gabby Frank, Franklin & Marshall, Sr, Moorestown, N.J. / Moorestown

A-Alli Dudley, Washington College, Sr, New Windsor, Md. / Francis Scott Key

D-Caroline Dolan, Muhlenberg, Soph, Pearl River, N.Y. / Pearl River

GK-Danielle Harrington, Franklin & Marshall, Jr, Massapequa, N.Y. / Plainedge


* 2016 Offensive Player of the Year
# 2016 Rookie of the Year



Past Preseason Polls

Year Favorite Finish
2016 Franklin & Marshall lost in final
2015 Gettysburg lost in final
2014 Gettysburg champion
2013 Gettysburg champion
2012 Gettysburg champion
2011 Gettysburg lost in final
2010 Gettysburg lost in final
2009 Franklin & Marshall
2008 Franklin & Marshall
2007 Gettysburg
lost in final