BALTIMORE - The Salisbury University men's lacrosse team jumped multiple spots in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division III coaches' poll and the Lacrosse Magazine rankings after winning three games last week, both organizations announced on Monday.
After going 3-0 during the week, including a 15-11 victory over then-No. 2 Cabrini College on Friday, the Sea Gulls moved up two spots to No. 3 in the USILA poll, while jumping three spots back into the top five, to No. 4, in the Lacrosse Magazine rankings.
Salisbury earned 312 points in the USILA poll to move past No. 4 Denison College (309 points), which stayed put this week at that spot. Rochester Institute of Technology (380 points and all 19 first-place votes) remained in the No. 1 spot, while Stevenson University (357 points) moved from No. 3 to No. 2 after Cabrini dropped to No. 6 with the loss to the Sea Gulls. With the Cavaliers falling, Washington (Md.) College (289 points) moved into the top five from No. 6 to round out the first five teams in the poll.
RIT and Stevenson kept hold on the top-two spots in the Lacrosse Magazine rankings, respectively, while Denison moved up to No. 3. With SU filling the spot Denison vacated, Washington stayed put at No. 5.
The Sea Gulls now look forward to a Capital Athletic Conference matchup with Marymount (Va.) University in Arlington, Va., on Wednesday. The opening faceoff is set for 5 p.m.