SALISBURY, Md. – After earning its 14th-consecutive and 16th overall Capital Athletic Conference championship last weekend, the Salisbury University women's lacrosse team is the No. 3 team in the nation according to both the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association poll and the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, the organizations announced Monday.
Salisbury hosted St. Mary's College of Maryland in the CAC championship game on Saturday, April 30, and came away with a convincing 12-5 victory. Senior Megan Wallenhorst led the Sea Gulls offensively on the day, tallying five points on two goals and three assists, while sophomore goalkeeper Gianna Falcone led the defense with eight saves.
In the IWLCA poll, the top-five teams remained the same, as the State University of New York at Cortland held on to the top spot, garnering 400 points and all 20 first-place votes. The College of New Jersey remained at No. 2 and Salisbury kept its No. 3 ranking, while Franklin & Marshall College and Gettysburg College remained at Nos. 4-and-5, respectively.
Despite SUNY Cortland and TCNJ holding on to the top two spots in the Lacrosse Magazine ranking, the rest of the top five in the poll saw some movement. Salisbury moved up a spot to No. 3, while Franklin & Marshall moved up to No. 4 in the country. Gettysburg moved down two spots to fifth in the nation to round out the top five.
With the Sea Gulls' CAC championship win last Saturday, they earn the conference's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. The Division III women's lacrosse selection show will take place on Sunday, May 8, at 9:30 p.m., on NCAA.com.
To view the full IWLCA poll, click here.
To view the full Lacrosse Magazine ranking, click here.