SALISBURY, Md. – After starting the 2017 season with a 16-9 victory over Stevenson University, then falling 9-8 on the road to then-ranked No. 11 Catholic University of America, the Salisbury University women's lacrosse team has moved to No. 7 in the nation according to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association and No. 19 in the Lacrosse Magazine poll, the organizations announced this week.
The top-five teams in the IWLCA are Middlebury College receiving 19 first-place votes and 398 points for the top spot, with the State University of New York at Cortland remaining in second place with 376 points. Trinity (Conn.) College (364), Gettysburg College (326) and The College of New Jersey (314) round out the top-five teams in the poll respectively.
The top-five teams in Lacrosse Magazine are practically identical to the IWLCA poll with the exception of TCNJ sitting in the fourth spot and Gettysburg College seated fifth in the rankings.
Joining Salisbury in the IWLCA top-20 poll from the Capital Athletic Conference are York College of Pennsylvania at 11, University of Mary Washington at 17, while St. Mary's College of Md rounded out the top 20 at 19.
On Saturday, Salisbury faced off in a top-20 battle against Catholic University of America falling to the Cardinals 9-8 after a two-hour lightning delay in the nation's capital.
The Sea Gulls are back in action March 1 as they head on the road for a conference showdown against Marymount University, that game is set to begin at 4 p.m.
To view the full IWLCA poll, click here.
To view the full Lacrosse Magazine poll, click here.