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St. John's men's lacrosse preview

St. John's University lacrosse player Kiernan McArdle during

St. John's University lacrosse player Kiernan McArdle during 2012 game action. (Credit: St. John's Photos)

St. John’s University

Last year: 8-7

Coach: Jason Miller (29-54)

Players to Watch: A: Big East preseason player of the year Kieran McArdle (28 goals, 32 assists), Kevin Cernuto (24,11). M: Dillon Ayers (65 groundballs), Brandon Ayers (21), Ryan Fitzgerald (13 g, 3 a). D: Joe Addona (19 groundballs, 16 caused turnovers) G: Jeff Lowman; Face-off: Jordan Rothman (.508 percent, 59 groundballs)

Key stat: Advanced to the inaugural BIG EAST Lacrosse Championship against Syracuse in 2012.

Outlook: Looking for top-20 ranking.