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Dec. 22, 2001

%^$COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team has been ranked 22nd and Buckeyes Anthony Kelly (Jr., North Olmsted, Ohio/ St. Ignatius) and Greg Bice (So., Helotes, Texas/ St. Mary’s Hall) were named honorable mention preseason All-Americans by Face-Off Yearbook, Inside Lacrosse Magazine announced.%^$

%^$Kelly was named to the team as a face-off specialist. Last season, he led the Buckeyes in face-offs, going 134-92. He played in all 14 games, scoring five goals and recording 70 groundballs. Defenseman Bice saw action in all 14 games, posting two assists and 31 groundballs.%^$

%^$The Buckeyes open their regular season Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002 when they travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., to face the No. 13 North Carolina TarHeels.%^$

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2002 Division I Top 25 Preseason Coaches Poll%^$( ) – First place votes%^$1. Princeton (32) 917%^$2. Syracuse (12) 893%^$3. Johns Hopkins (1) 754%^$4. Towson (1) 751%^$5. Virginia 678%^$6. Maryland 652%^$7. Georgetown 621%^$8. Loyola 587%^$9. Duke 572%^$10. Hofstra 471%^$11. Notre Dame 456%^$12. Umass 455%^$13. North Carolina 385%^$14. Navy 341%^$15. Cornell 209%^$16. Penn State 161%^$17. Brown 150%^$18. UMBC 145%^$19. Bucknell 133%^$20. Army 92%^$21. Delaware 87%^$22. Ohio State 52%^$23. Hobart 46%^$24. Rutgers 44%^$25. Harvard 30%^$

%^$Others receiving votes: Penn 23, Denver 20,%^$Butler 15, Yale 14, Fairfield 11, Villanova 9,%^$Stony Brook 7, Hartford 5, Quinnipiac 1.%^$