Tampa Cracks the IWLCA Top Ten for the First Time in Program History

Tampa Cracks the IWLCA Top Ten for the First Time in Program History

TAMPA, Fla. – In the IWLCA Division II Coaches poll announced on Monday, March 11, the University of Tampa women's lacrosse program was tabbed the No. 10 best team in the nation. This is the University of Tampa's highest rank in program history. 

The number one team in the IWLCA Division II Coaches Poll is Le Moyne College (3-0), who hangs onto the top spot with all 25 first-place votes after defeating both West Chester (1-1) and LIU Post (3-1) last week. Adelphi (3-0) and Florida Southern (5-1) remain in the second and third spot, while West Chester and Lindenwood (6-0) switched places to round out the top five. LIU Post, Rollins (5-0), Regis (4-0) and East Stroudsburg (2-2) held their top-ten rankings, while Tampa (5-2) makes its first appearance in this elite group, claiming the #10 spot. Assumption (4-0) and Saint Leo (7-0) are the only newcomers to the poll, making their entrances at #21 and #25 respectively.

There are plenty of Top-25 games this week, starting on Monday when Slippery Rock (RV) takes on Florida Tech (#24). Wednesday sees #6 LIU Post visiting #9 East Stroudsburg, Slippery Rock at #3 Florida Southern, and top-ranked Le Moyne at #15 Mercyhurst. Saturday's action includes Florida Tech against Florida Southern, Bentley (#23) at #14 Mercy, Pace (#11) at Merrimack (#19), and Slippery Rock at #4 West Chester.


Below is the entire coaches poll:

Rank

Institution

Points

FPV

Record

Last Poll

1

Le Moyne

625

25

3-0

1

2

Adelphi

600

0

3-0

2

3

Florida Southern

564

0

5-1

3

4

West Chester

541

0

1-1

5

5

Lindenwood (MO)

540

0

6-0

4

6

LIU Post

466

0

3-1

6

7

Rollins

447

0

5-0

8

8

Regis (Colorado)

406

0

4-0

9

9

East Stroudsburg

388

0

2-2

7

10

Tampa

352

0

5-2

11

11

Pace

338

0

2-1

14

T-12

Limestone

323

0

5-1

T-12

T-12

UIndy

323

0

4-1

T-12

14

Mercy

302

0

4-1

10

15

Mercyhurst

240

0

3-0

16

16

Colorado Mesa

207

0

3-1

21

17

New Haven

172

0

2-1

19

18

Queens (North Carolina)

170

0

3-2

22

19

Merrimack

165

0

1-3

18

20

Grand Valley State

157

0

3-2

15

21

Assumption

147

0

4-0

NR

22

New York Tech

132

0

2-1

17

23

Bentley

118

0

2-0

23

24

Florida Tech

81

0

4-3

20

25

Saint Leo

45

0

7-0

RV

RV

Slippery Rock

38

0

1-0

T-24

The 2019 Coaches Poll will include 25 teams and be released weekly during the regular season. The final regular season poll for the 2019 season will be published on May 6.