Women's Lacrosse Ranked in All Three National Polls
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy women's lacrosse team finished the 2018 season ranked in all three national polls. The Midshipmen (18-4, 8-1 Patriot League) closed out the season tied for sixth according to the IWLCA Coaches Poll, sixth in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, and seventh in the US Lacrosse Magazine Poll.
The final rankings mark the second consecutive season that the Mids have finished the season ranked in the top 10 in the polls. In addition, the Midshipmen finished the year seventh in the nation in RPI.
Navy started the season ranked 10th in all three preseason polls. The Mids rose as high as No. 6 according to the IWLCA and Inside Lacrosse, while reaching No. 7 in US Lacrosse Magazine. The Midshipmen dropped to No. 13 according to IWLCA and Inside Lacrosse, while falling to 19 per US Lacrosse Magazine. Throughout the year, Navy remained in the top 20 in all three polls all season.
Navy closed out the 2018 campaign in the NCAA Quarterfinals with an 18-4 overall record. The Mids won their second consecutive Patriot League Championship, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in the program's 11 seasons. The Midshipmen's only losses came against top 10 opponents, while the Mids picked up four victories against ranked foes. Navy became the first team in the Patriot League to have three players finish the year with 100 or more points as the Collins twins and Kelly Larkin all finished the year with 100 or more points.
|IWLCA Coaches||Inside Lacrosse Media||US Lacrosse Magazine|