SU men’s lacrosse ranked No. 1; women’s team is No. 3

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The Salisbury University men’s lacrosse team has been ranked No. 1 in the nation by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association coaches’ poll and the Laxmagazine.com rankings, as announced by the organizations on Monday. This is Salisbury’s first appearance at No. 1 this season, having been at No. 2 since Feb. 22.

Last week the Sea Gulls (11-0) picked up two wins. First, they took down No. 17 Roanoke College by a 14-6 final at Sea Gull Stadium. Then, on Saturday, March 26, Salisbury took on Capital Athletic Conference opponent Southern Virginia University and came away with a 26-7 victory.

In the USILA poll, Salisbury is at No. 1 with 378 points and 17 of the 19 first-place votes. Rochester Institute of Technology moves up to No. 2 with 362 points and the other two first-place votes. RIT is followed by Tufts University (331 points), York College of Pennsylvania (297 points), and Amherst College (297 points), to round out the top five.

In the Laxmagazine.com rankings, Salisbury climbs to No. 1 following its 2-0 week. Following Salisbury is RIT, St. Lawrence University, Tufts, and Denison University.

Salisbury returns to action on Wednesday night, when it hosts Wesley College in CAC play.

Women beat No. 2 F&M

After a 2-0 week that consisted of wins over then-ranked No. 2 Franklin & Marshall College and then-ranked No. 17 University of Mary Washington, the Salisbury University women’s lacrosse team moved up to third place in the Lacrosse Magazine ranking and captured fourth place in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association poll, the organizations announced Monday.

The Sea Gulls are coming off another strong week, earning victories over Franklin & Marshall and Capital Athletic Conference opponent Mary Washington. Against Franklin & Marshall, sophomore Emma Wall scored a career-high five goals to lead Salisbury to a 12-10 victory on Wednesday, March 23. The Sea Gulls kept their strong play going into Saturday, March 26, taking down Mary Washington, 12-8, led by five different players that scored two goals in the game.

In the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, the State University of New York at Cortland remains the top-ranked team in the country, while Middlebury College moved up a spot to No. 2 in Division III. Salisbury sits at the third spot in the country, and the College of New Jersey and Gettysburg College round out the top five. From the CAC, York College of Pennsylvania moved up a spot to No. 7, while Christopher Newport University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Mary Washington round out the remaining three spots of the top 20.

The top two teams in the IWLCA poll are identical to the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, but TCNJ sits at No. 3, while Salisbury is at the No. 4 spot. Franklin & Marshall is the No. 5 team in the nation according to the coaches’ poll, and York (Pa.), like the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, is at No. 7. The IWLCA poll also has Christopher Newport, St. Mary’s (Md.), and Mary Washington in the final three spots of the top 20.

Salisbury is at home on Wednesday, hosting Marymount (Va.) University in a CAC matchup.

 

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