With the 2012 lacrosse season poised to begin in the upcoming weeks, Division III teams across the nation prepare to pursue conference championships and the title of National Champions.
In 2011, Salisbury University re-assumed their usual title as the best Division III team in the nation. However, a number of other teams are on the rise and looking for their own chance at glory.
Several questions arise: Will Salisbury be able to retain the title of the class of Division III? Will Dickinson's 2011 Centennial Conference title translate to repeat dominance in 2012? How will perennial contenders such as Gettysburg and Wesleyan fare in their increasingly competitive leagues?
This is not a listing of the top-five teams in Division III. What follows on the other hand are five teams poised to make waves in 2012.