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Women’s Lacrosse Fourth in Final Inside Lacrosse Media Poll

June 2, 2017


ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Navy women’s lacrosse team ranked fourth in the final Inside Lacrosse Media Poll after its historic run to the NCAA Tournament Semifinals in Foxborough, Mass. Earlier this week, the Midshipmen were ranked sixth in the final IWLCA Coaches Poll of the year. The rankings mark the first time in program history that the Mids have been ranked in the top 10 in either poll. 

Maryland (23-0) claimed the top spot, followed by runner-up Boston College (17-7). Stony Brook (20-2) claimed third place on the list, just ahead of Navy (18-5) and Penn State (17-4) who finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Navy began its historic run in the Patriot League Tournament. As the No. 2 seed, Navy defeated Lehigh in the semifinals, 9-8, to advance to the championship game. The Midshipmen won their fifth Patriot League Championship, beating top-seed Loyola, 15-5 – snapping the Greyhounds’ 41-game winning streak against League opponents.

In the NCAA Tournament, Navy upset No. 7 Penn, 11-10, for the first win in program history against a ranked opponent. The Midshipmen routed UMass, 23-11, in the second round to advance to the program’s first ever appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals to face defending National Champion North Carolina.

Against the No. 2 Tar Heels, the Mids rallied from being down 13-10 to score six of the final seven goals and post a 16-14 victory to secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament Final Four in Foxborough, Mass.

In the NCAA Semifinals, Boston College edged Navy, 16-15, to advance to the National Championship, ending the Mids' NCAA Tournament run.

2017 Inside Lacrosse Division I Media Poll – June 1, 2017
1. Maryland (23-0)
2. Boston College (17-7)
3. Stony Brook (20-2)
4. Navy (18-5)
5. Penn State (17-4)
6. North Carolina (17-3)
7. Princeton (15-4)
8. USC (18-4)
9. Florida (17-3)
10. Syracuse (15-7)
11. Cornell (13-6)
12. Penn (13-4)
13. Northwestern (11-10)
14. James Madison (14-7)
15. UMass (17-4)
16. Virginia (12-9)
17. Colorado (16-4)
18. Albany (12-6)
19. Notre Dame (11-8)
20. Elon (13-7)
Receiving Votes: Denver, Louisville, High Point, Towson, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Canisius

 

 

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