LIU Post gathered 13 first place votes to hold on to the #1 ranking in the IWLCA Division II poll for March 10. Adelphi received 2 first place votes and is #2 followed by Limestone at #3 and Lock Haven at #4.
Shannon Gilroy and Sam Darcangelo led the No. 5 Florida lacrosse team to a dominant 20-4 victory over the Michigan Wolverines to open American Lacrosse Conference play on Saturday afternoon at Donald R. Dizney Stadium.
The 2013 NCAA champion University of North Carolina women's lacrosse team will visit with President Barack Obama and other 2012-13 championship squads at the White House in Washington on Monday, March 10.
Cortney Fortunato, Caitlin Gargan and Kiera McMullan all scored twice in the second half as No. 13 Notre Dame put away a tough Louisville side, 12-9, on Saturday afternoon inside Notre Dame's Loftus Sports Center.
No. 14 Georgetown (3-2) led by as many as six goals in the second half, but No. 19 Stanford (5-1) rallied, scoring six unanswered tallies to send the game to overtime before the Hoyas allowed the game-winner midway through the second OT in an 11-10 loss on Sunday afternoon.
Bre Hudgins (Syracuse, NY) scored her third goal of the game with 32 seconds remaining in the second overtime period to lift Brown to a stunning 14-13 win over Princeton Saturday afternoon at Stevenson Field, giving the Bears their first win over the Tigers since 1991.
Four players tallied hat tricks, six players had multi-point games and junior KC Emerson made 16 saves as 17th-ranked Johns Hopkins defeated host George Washington, 17-3, on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action.
In a match-up of two teams very familiar with one another's styles, No. 4 Northwestern (3-1, 0-0 ALC) fell on the short end of a 9-8 outcome against 13th-ranked Notre Dame (4-2, 2-2 ACC) late Wednesday at the indoor Lake Barrington Field House.
Stephanie Finley (Media, Pa./Sacred Heart) scored a game-high five goals, including the game winner with under a minute to play, to rally No. 19 James Madison to an 11-10 upset of No. 9 Penn State, March 5.
For the second year in a row, six goals were all that were needed to win the game, but this time the nod went to the Red and Blue, 6-3, to provide head coach Karin Corbett with her 150th win as head coach of the Quakers.
Reigning national player of the year Jackie Sileo recorded five points to lead top-ranked LIU Post to a 13-5 win over fourth-ranked Le Moyne on Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action at Hickox Field.
The Truett-McConnell College Department of Athletics announced Monday the addition of women's lacrosse, a growing sport with nearly 14,000 women participating nationwide in 2012, to the school's 2014-15 school year.
North Carolina pulled in all first-place votes to remain at the top of Division I in the IWLCA's 4th weekly regular season poll. Syracuse remains undefeated, 6-0, and moves up to #2. Maryland is also 6-0 at #3, while Northwestern is 3-0 and lands at #4. Johns Hopkins enters the top 20 at #17 for the first time this year.
LIU Post remains at #1 in the IWLCA's 2th weekly regular season poll for Division II. Adelphi stays at #2 but received one first-place vote. Limestone and Le Moyne finish out the top four respectively.
The 2013 defending National Champion, Salisbury, sits alone at the top of the IWLCA's Division III Week 1 regular season poll with all first-place votes. Trinity, Middlebury, and Cortland, all 2013 NCAA final four teams, finish out the top four spots, respectively.
James Madison rallied from a 5-1 first-half deficit to earn an 8-7 victory over visiting No. 5 Loyola (Md.) on Saturday afternoon at University Park. With the win, the Dukes advance to 3-1 on the season, while the Greyhounds fall to 2-2.
Despite a game-high four draw controls from freshman midfielder Kristin Yevoli and solid first-half defense, the No. 15 Stony Brook lacrosse team fell to No. 7 Florida, 14-1, Saturday afternoon at LaValle Stadium.
Virginia Tech opened conference play falling to the No. 12 Notre Dame, 18-9, at Thompson Field Sunday afternoon. Junior Megan Will led the Hokies with three goals and two assists, while Notre Dame was paced by Caitlin Gargan with four goals and an assist.
No. 13 Stanford was unable to protect a five-goal lead and suffered its first loss of the women's lacrosse season, losing to Vanderbilt in overtime, 16-15, in nonconference play Sunday at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.
Caroline Hayes (Greenfield, N.H.) scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in the second half to lead the Trinity Bantams to an 8-6 victory over the visiting Colby Mules in NESCAC lacrosse action this afternoon on Sheppard Field. Trinity, ranked No. 2 in the nation, wins its season opener and the No. 9-ranked Mules drop to 0-1.
Defending national champion North Carolina got hat tricks from four players and won its 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference opener, 19-9, over new member Notre Dame on a chilly Fetzer Field on Thursday night.
Johns Hopkins scored one goal in the second half, but it turned out to be the game-winner in a 6-5 win over fifth-ranked Loyola in the first-ever Lacrosse Coaches vs. Cancer game Wednesday night at Homewood Field.
Mackenzie Cyr (Westminster, Md.) and Maggie McCormick (Eldersburg, Md.) led the Nittany Lions with three points each as the No. 8 Penn State women's lacrosse team defeated Duquesne, 11-7, at Holuba Hall Tuesday night.
Drexel suffered its first loss of the season on Wednesday, falling to No. 15 Stony Brook, 16-6. The Dragons hung with the Seawolves for most of the afternoon at Vidas Field, but a 12-minute span to end the first half saw Stony Brook explode for nine unanswered goals.
The University of North Carolina remains undefeated and #1. Syracuse University and the University of Maryland are also undefeated and are #2 and #3. respectively. Northwestern University rounds out the top four.
Two 4-0 runs by No. 2 Syracuse (4-0, 1-0 ACC) in the midst of the first period spelled the difference, as the Orange were victorious over No. 9 Virginia (1-3, 0-1 ACC), 18-14, at Klockner Stadium in each team's ACC opener on Sunday afternoon.
Freshman midfielder Abby Smucker (Bel Air, Md.) and sophomore midfielder Madison Cyr (Westminster, Md.) led Penn State with a pair of goals each, but the No. 8 Penn State women's lacrosse team fell to No. 3 Maryland, 14-7, at the Penn State Lacrosse Field Saturday afternoon.
Leading 9-7 with just under 22 minutes to play, Duke was unable to contain visiting Northwestern, falling by a 12-11 score in a back-and-forth battle between two of the nation's top-five teams Saturday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium.
Defending NCAA champion North Carolina got strong offensive days from freshman Sydney Holman and seniors Abbey Friend and Taylor George as it defeated Vanderbilt, 22-8, in women's lacrosse action on Saturday at Fetzer Field.
Sophomore Molly Wolf recorded her second-straight double-digit save game to lead the No. 6 Loyola lacrosse team to a 15-10 win over No. 17 Princeton in the team's home opener Saturday afternoon at Ridley Athletic Complex.
No. 10 Towson opened the game on a 6-0 run en route to a 14-10 upset victory over No. 10 Georgetown on Saturday afternoon in Unitas Stadium. The Tigers improved to 2-0 and have now opened the season with at least two straight wins in five of the last seven years.
Freshman Cortney Fortunato scored four times and added an assist as the No. 15 Notre Dame women's lacrosse team (2-1) picked up an 8-7 win on Saturday night over No. 12 Stony Brook (2-1) at the Loftus Sports Center.
Sophomore attack Carly Ross scored a career-high five goals to help lead the No. 7 Florida lacrosse team past the James Madison Dukes, 21-8, on Thursday night at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. A total of seven Gators scored, each with multiple goals.
Mikaela Rix notched six points and Brooke Blue netted four goals to lead No. 13 Boston College (2-0, 1-0 ACC) past New Hampshire (1-1, 0-0 America East), 17-8, at Newton Lacrosse Field on Thursday evening.
La Salle head coach Candace Taglianetti Bossell has announced the addition of nine players to the Explorer lacrosse family, who will join the squad in the fall of 2014. Five players hail from Pennsylvania, two players from New Jersey, and two from Maryland.
Top-ranked North Carolina (3-0) scored five times in the first 3:57 of the game and set a school record with 18 first-half goals, cruising past Canisius, 24-6, on Wednesday afternoon at Fetzer Field. The Tar Heels tied the school record for goals in a game.
Tatum Coffey (Toms River, N.J.) matched her career high in points, while Jenna Mosketti (Fallston, Md.) set personal bests in both goals and draw controls, as No. 8 Penn State cruised to a 21-9 season-opening victory at Bucknell.
Fueled by an immaculate defensive effort and four goals and three assists from Michelle Rubino, the No. 12 Stony Brook lacrosse team topped Monmouth, 13-0, on a rainy Wednesday afternoon at LaValle Stadium.
Denver Rachael McKinnon (Brooklin, Ontario, Canada) scored four goals, and redshirt goalie Hannah Hook (Arnold, Md.) made nine saves without allowing a goal, propelling the No. 18 Pioneers to a 15-4 season opening win over Colorado at Peter Barton Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
A balanced effort on both ends helped No. 19 Navy (3-0) defeat Liberty (0-3), 19-3, on Tuesday at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Mids offense generated 30 points on 19 goals and 11 assists while causing 11 turnovers and allowing just 11 shots on the defensive end.
Following a nationwide search, Carroll University has tabbed Michael Hodge as the school's first-ever women's lacrosse coach. The Division III program will begin NCAA competition in the spring of 2015.
The University of North Carolina remains at #1 in the IWLCA second weekly poll for Division I Poll gathering all 20 first-place votes. Syracuse University, the University of Maryland, and Northwestern University round out the top four.
Yale showed many signs of progress in 2013, as the Bulldogs posted their best win total in five years and increased their goals scored compared to the previous season by a whopping 23 percent. Yale also had its lowest goals-allowed total since 2010.
After a historic, record-breaking season in 2013, the University of Denver women's lacrosse team is hopeful that the 2014 season will bring many more triumphs. After making their first NCAA appearance and win, the team is more than motivated and ready to take the necessary steps to put DU on the map, yet again.
During the first week of February, Kate Henwood printed out a numeral 7 in approximately 500-point type and tacked that piece of paper on her office wall. That number represents UC Davis' position in the 2014 MPSF preseason poll, and the second-year head coach decided to make it a prominent and daily reminder of what she plans on accomplishing this season.
Stephanie Belanger, who played goaltender for Utica College, is a new assistant coach for the Colby College women's lacrosse team. Belanger, who graduated from Utica in May, was an Empire 8 All-Conference Honorable Mention selection for the 2013 season.
Syracuse senior Alyssa Murray moved into a tie for fourth place on the school's all-time goals scored list and led the women's lacrosse squad to an 18-6 victory against Canisius on Sunday, Feb. 16 in the Carrier Dome. The home opener was played in front of 1,442 fans, which is the fourth-highest single-game total in school history.
Top-ranked and defending NCAA champion North Carolina jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first 3:21 of the game and cruised to an 18-8 win over unranked Boston University (0-1) on Saturday afternoon at Navy Field. Abbey Friend tied her career high with five goals for the second game in a row to lead the Tar Heels (2-0) to the victory.
Caitlin Gargan matched career highs with both four goals and six points, but it would not be enough as the No. 11 Notre Dame women's lacrosse team (1-1, 0-1 ACC) dropped a 15-10 decision to No. 20 Boston College (1-0, 1-0 ACC) on Saturday at the Loftus Sports Center in the first-ever ACC game for the Fighting Irish.
A four-goal first half lead provided enough cushion to survive a second half UConn rally as the No. 12 UMass women's lacrosse team defeated the Huskies 7-5 at the George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex in Stoors, Conn.
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Courtney Murphy scored seven goals to lead nationally ranked Stony Brook to an 18-1 victory over Bucknell in the women's lacrosse season opener for both teams on Saturday morning at La Valle Stadium. Sophie Kleinert scored for the Bison, who are opening the season with three straight ranked opponents for the second year in a row.
No. 18 Navy attackers Loren Generi (Jr., Bayport, N.Y.) and Aimee Gennaro (Sr., Havertown, Pa.) accumulated 17 points on nine goals and eight assists en route to a 21-2 victory over Campbell on Friday at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
BALTIMORE – UMBC opened up a two-goal lead in the opening half versus No. 2 Maryland, but the Terrapins took over in the second period en route to a 14-3 victory in the season-opener for both squads on Friday afternoon at UMBC Stadium.
Two more law suits have been filed for injuries suffered in last year's bus crash along the Pennsylvania Turnpike that killed the pregnant coach of Seton Hill University lacrosse team, Kristina Quigley; her unborn son; and bus driver. The suits were filed by lacrosse players who were injured in the crash.
Lock Haven had eight first-place votes and earned the No. 1 spot in the 2014 PSAC preseason lacrosse poll by the league's head coaches. West Chester garnered the other five first-place votes and was picked second.
Georgian Court and Philadelphia are the favorites in the 2014 CACC Lacrosse Preseason Poll voted on by the conference coaches. Georgian Court edged Dominican in the North Division, while Holy Family was second behind Philadelphia in the South Division.
Rensselaer (RPI) was selected as the preseason favorite in 2014 in a vote of the league's head coaches. The Engineers received 79 points and six first-place votes. William Smith, with 69 points and one first-place vote, was picked second. St. Lawrence, with one first-place vote, was third, while Union, which also had one first-place vote, rounded out the top four.
The much-anticipated collegiate debut of three-time high school All-American Cortney Fortunato for the No. 11 Notre Dame lacrosse team couldn't have gone much better, as the freshman netted a hat trick just 5:21 into the contest, helping the Fighting Irish (1-0) set a school scoring record in a 25-1 win over Cincinnati (0-1) on Wednesday at the Loftus Sports Center.
The Northwestern Wildcats, the reigning ALC Tournament champions, were tabbed by the league's coaches to finish atop the league in 2014, picking up six of the seven first-place votes. Penn State picked up the other first-place vote and was picked to finish second in the conference, followed by 2013 co-regular season champion Florida.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – After falling just short of a Northeast Conference Championship in its first season eligible, Bryant University has been selected as the 2014 preseason favorite by the league's head coaches, as announced Tuesday afternoon.
Canisius College was picked to repeat as MAAC Champions in the preseason coaches poll, the conference announced on Tuesday. In addition, senior midfielder Maria Kotas and junior attack Tori Quinn were named MAAC Preseason Co-Players of the Year.