Navy Makes Debut in Coaches Poll; Two Mids Honored
March 12, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy women's lacrosse team (6-1, 1-0) has made its program-debut in the IWLCA Coaches Poll this week, coming in at No. 20. The Mids are also ranked No. 15 in this week's deBeer Media Poll.
Navy was receiving votes in the IWLCA Poll during the preseason poll and in the first two rankings of the 2013 season. The IWLCA poll is widely considered the primary poll for NCAA Division I women's lacrosse.
In the deBeer Media Poll, Navy is a program-best No. 15 for the second straight week. This is the 11th week Navy has been ranked in the media poll since its first appearance in 2010.
The Patriot League also recently announced that senior attacker Jasmine DePompeo (Sayville, N.Y.) and sophomore goalie Annie Foky (Charlottesville, Va.) have received weekly awards for the week ending March 10.
DePompeo and Foky led Navy to a 14-4 win over Lehigh in its Patriot League opener on Saturday. DePompeo was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week and Foky was tabbed as the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week.
DePompeo scored a game-high seven points against Lehigh on four goals and three assists. DePompeo had a goal and three assists in the first half and three goals in the second half. Her four goals came on just five shots.
DePompeo ranks in the top 10 nationally in points per game (6.71) and assists per game (3.00). She has scored at least seven points in six out of seven games for Navy this season. DePompeo has 47 points on 26 goals and 21 assists. Her 26 goals have come on just 33 shots for a blistering .788 shooting percentage.
DePompeo earns her fourth career Patriot League award.
Foky was named the league's defensive player of the week for the third straight week. She is the first player to three-peat since Colgate goalie Sue Bielamowicz accomplished the feat in 2004.
Foky played the first 54:31 minutes of the Lehigh contest, making four saves and allowing just three goals. Foky also had one ground ball.
Through March 10, Foky is leading the country with a .585 save percentage and is second in goals-against average at 4.99. She also anchors a Navy defense that is ranked second in the nation in scoring defense at 5.50 goals allowed per game.
The weekly polls, league honors and national statistic rankings are for the week ending March 10 and do not take into account Navy's hard-fought 15-12 defeat at the hands of No. 4 Northwestern on Monday. DePompeo scored eight points on five goals and three assists against the defending national championships and Foky made 11 saves.
Navy will host first-time opponent New Hampshire on Wednesday at 4:00 PM in the sixth and final game of Navy's two-and-a-half week homestand. Navy will be playing its third game of a five-day span.
Two of New Hampshire's (0-4) losses came to ranked opponents. No. 17 UMass defeated the Wildcats, 18-9, and No. 13 Dartmouth narrowly edged UNH, 11-10. New Hampshire's most recent game was an 11-9 loss at undefeated UConn. New Hampshire, who was 5-11 in 2012, was picked to finish sixth in the America East preseason poll.
IWLCA Coaches Poll (3/11/13) 1. Maryland 2. Florida 3. North Carolina 4. Northwestern 5. Syracuse 6. Duke 7. Penn State 8. Notre Dame 9. Virginia 10. Georgetown 11. Loyola 12. Johns Hopkins 13. Dartmouth 14. Cornell 15. Ohio State 16. Stanford 17. UMass 18. Stony Brook 19. Towson 20. Navy
deBeer Media Poll (3/11/13) 1. Maryland 2. Florida 3. North Carolina 4. Northwestern 5. Duke 6. Notre Dame 7. Syracuse 8. Georgetown 9. Penn State 10. Johns Hopkins 11. Virginia 12. Loyola 13. Dartmouth 14. UMass 15. Navy 16. Stony Brook 16. Cornell 18. Towson 19. Rutgers 20. UConn