Women's Lacrosse Earns Highest Rank in Program History

Women's Lacrosse Earns Highest Rank in Program History

TAMPA, Fla. – In the IWLCA Division II Coaches poll announced on Monday, April 29, the University of Tampa women's lacrosse program earns their highest rank to date,  No. 4. Tampa receives this rank after earning the program's first conference championship after upsetting the then No. 3 Rollins College Tars in the semifinal, and downing SSC rival, No. 5 Florida Southern, 19-18 in overtime in the championship game. The winning goal came from junior Carly VaccaroHear how to pronounce Carly Vaccaro  who was named the tournament Most Outstanding Player. Caroline ForesterHear how to pronounce Caroline ForesterClaire SwansonAbby CoccagnaHear how to pronounce Abby Coccagna , and Bridget SutterHear how to pronounce Bridget Sutter  were all named all-tournament selections.

Le Moyne College (17-0) retained the top spot in the IWLCA Division II Coaches Poll, collecting all 25 first-place votes again this week, after beating #2 Adelphi (15-2) last week by an 8-7 score. Regis (16-0) moves into the third spot and is followed by Tampa (14-3) in fourth. The Spartans dispatched both Rollins (14-2) and Florida Southern (16-3) en route to claiming their first-ever Sunshine State Conference Championship last weekend. The Mocs remain ranked fifth, followed by West Chester (15-2) in sixth, while Rollins drops to the seventh position. LIU Post (14-3), Lindenwood (15-1), and Queens (17-2) held steady at the back of the top ten rankings.

Several conference tournaments are underway this weekend as teams battle for a coveted spot in the upcoming NCAA Championship field. Top-ranked Le Moyne leads the pack heading into the NE-10 tournament quarterfinals on Wednesday, making them the only team in the conference to face an unranked foe. #2 Adelphi draws a matchup against #22 Merrimack, #19 New Haven faces #16 Pace, and #17 Assumption squares off with Bentley (#18) in the other three games. The highest remaining seed will host the semifinals and finals over the weekend. The PSAC tournament gets underway this week and will potentially feature a showdown between #6 West Chester and #14 East Stroudsburg in the Championship if the seedings hold up. Regis (#3) and #9 Lindenwood both have byes in the first round of the RMAC Championship, and Lindenwood could potentially face #15 Colorado Mesa in the semi-finals. The ECC semifinals take place on Thursday as #13 Mercy faces #8 LIU Post and #20 New York Tech meets unranked Molloy in the match, setting up a potential top-twenty Championship game on Saturday.

 

Rank

Institution

Points

FPV

Record

Last Poll

1

Le Moyne

625

25

17-0

1

2

Adelphi

596

0

15-2

2

3

Regis (Colorado)

563

0

16-0

4

4

Tampa

552

0

14-3

6

5

Florida Southern

504

0

16-3

5

6

West Chester

493

0

15-2

7

7

Rollins

475

0

14-2

3

8

LIU Post

449

0

14-3

8

9

Lindenwood (MO)

421

0

15-1

9

10

Queens (North Carolina)

411

0

17-2

10

11

UIndy

380

0

16-1

11

12

Limestone

357

0

18-2

12

13

Mercy

327

0

13-4

13

14

East Stroudsburg

296

0

13-4

14

15

Colorado Mesa

267

0

13-2

15

16

Pace

226

0

11-6

17

17

Assumption

223

0

13-4

18

18

Bentley

202

0

11-5

20

19

New Haven

191

0

11-6

16

20

New York Tech

166

0

13-4

19

21

Grand Valley State

114

0

13-3

22

22

Merrimack

106

0

8-8

21

23

Mount Olive

69

0

14-6

T-23

24

Mercyhurst

62

0

12-5

T-23

25

Saint Leo

24

0

13-4

25

 

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.