Spartans Climb Poll to No. 5

Spartans Climb Poll to No. 5

TAMPA, Fla. – In the IWLCA Division II Coaches poll announced on Monday, April 8, the University of Tampa women's lacrosse program was tabbed tied for the No. 5 best team in the nation. This is the highest IWLCA rank for the Spartans in program history. Tampa earns this rank after defeating the Florida Tech Panthers last week 11-6. The Spartans are tied at No. 5 with SSC foe, Rollins College. The Spartans  take on the Tars Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. in Winter Park, Florida.  

Le Moyne College (11-0) remained atop the Division II Coaches Poll with all 25 first-place votes this week. Adelphi (10-1), Lindenwood (12-0), and LIU Post (10-2) all moved up one spot after Rollins (11-1) fell to Florida Southern (11-2) last week. Rollins now sits in a tie for #5 with Tampa (9-2), Florida Southern is seventh, and West Chester (9-2), Regis (11-0), and Limestone (13-1) round out the top ten. Indiana University of PA makes its 2019 poll debut at #25 after beating East Stroudsburg (9-3) and knocking the Warriors out of the top ten.

Top-25 games get underway on Tuesday, when #7 Florida Southern visits Saint Leo (#21). On Wednesday, Adelphi (#2) hosts #19 Bentley, and the two teams deadlocked in fifth, Tampa and Rollins, meet to settle the score with a top-five ranking on the line. Friday features #13 Queens at #10 Limestone, and the weekend's games include #24 New York Tech at #4 LIU Post, top-ranked Le Moyne at #18 Merrimack, Bentley at #20 Pace, Rollins at Saint Leo, and #9 Regis at #3 Lindenwood.

 

Rank

Institution

Points

FPV

Record

Last Poll

1

Le Moyne

625

25

11-0

1

2

Adelphi

587

0

10-1

3

3

Lindenwood (MO)

553

0

12-0

4

4

LIU Post

530

0

10-2

5

T-5

Rollins

507

0

11-1

2

T-5

Tampa

507

0

9-2

6

7

Florida Southern

502

0

11-2

8

8

West Chester

452

0

9-2

7

9

Regis (Colorado)

438

0

11-0

10

10

Limestone

384

0

13-1

11

11

East Stroudsburg

361

0

9-3

9

12

UIndy

348

0

12-1

T-12

13

Queens (North Carolina)

317

0

11-2

14

T-14

Colorado Mesa

274

0

10-2

T-12

T-14

Mercy

274

0

8-4

15

16

New Haven

215

0

7-4

T-19

17

Assumption

212

0

8-3

17

18

Merrimack

196

0

6-5

18

19

Bentley

195

0

8-1

T-19

20

Pace

161

0

5-6

16

21

Saint Leo

157

0

13-0

21

22

Grand Valley State

104

0

9-3

22

23

Mount Olive

82

0

9-4

23

24

New York Tech

44

0

8-3

24

25

Indiana (Pennsylvania)

43

0

5-5

NR

 

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.