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USILA Rankings: @NovaLacrosse moves up to No. 5 in nation

Monday, 28th March 2016

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Rankings  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/28/16
From Press Release

The Villanova men’s lacrosse team has set a new program best national ranking this week. In the USILA the Wildcats are now No. 5 and No. 6 in the Cascade/Maverik Media Poll.

For the last two weeks Villanova has been ranked No. 6 in the USILA Coaches Poll; this broke the former program record set on March 21st, 2011 when the Wildcats were ranked No. 7 in the USILA.

Villanova is riding a six-game winning streak with wins over Penn State, Drexel, Delaware, Penn, Bucknell, and Fairfield. Additionally, Jake Froccaro ranks 1st in the NCAA averaging 4.29 goals and fifth in points per game with 5. Faceoff specialist Luke Palmadesso is averaging 7.86 ground balls per game which is third best in the NCAA.

Tomorrow No. 5 Villanova will host No. 3 Brown for a Tuesday afternoon matchup that will be the highest ranked game ever played in Villanova Stadium. Game time is slated for 4 P.M.

Division I Rankings

Rank Team Pts (1st) Prev.
1 Yale (7-0) 405 (11) 3
2 Notre Dame (6-1) 393 (9) 2
3 Brown (6-0) 375 (1) 4
4 Denver (7-1) 372 1
5 Villanova (6-1) 322 6
6 Maryland (5-2) 321 7
7 Syracuse (5-2) 260 5
8 Duke (7-4) 247 9
9 Albany (5-2) 246 10
10 Towson (8-1) 242 11
11 Johns Hopkins (4-3) 227 8
12 Stony Brook (6-2) 160 12
13 Navy (6-2) 150 16
14 Loyola (6-3) 127 15
15 North Carolina (5-4) 87 13
16 Army (7-2) 86 18
17 Air Force (8-2) 84 20
18 Penn State (6-3) 67 NR
19 UMass (4-4) 53 17
20 Penn (5-2) 38 NR

Also receiving votes: Harvard, Hofstra, Boston U., Marquette, Richmond, Rutgers, Virginia

Division II

Rank Team Pts (1st) Prev.
1 Limestone (11-0) 340 (17) 1
2 Le Moyne (7-0) 323 2
3 Tampa (8-1) 296 3
4 Merrimack (6-1) 275 4
5 Adelphi (7-1) 269 5
6 NYIT (8-1) 248 6
7 Mercyhurst (7-1) 235 10
8 Lake Erie (6-2) 223 8
9 Seton Hill (6-2) 213 7
10 Dowling (6-2) 185 9
11 Mount Olive (8-2) 176 11
12 Queens (7-3) 116 13
13 Belmont Abbey (8-1) 111 15
14 Molloy (6-3) 110 12
15 Mercy (5-2) 109 14
16 LIU Post (5-3) 83 16
17 Lindenwood (5-2) 54 18
18 Lynn (7-3) 44 20
19 Saint Leo (7-2) 40 17
20 Rollins (7-3) 27 NR

Also receiving votes: Lenoir-Rhyne, Pace, Pfeiffer, Saint Anselm, Florida Southern, Bentley, Wingate, Florida Tech

Division III

Rank Team Pts (1st) Prev.
1 Salisbury (11-0) 378 (17) 2
2 RIT (8-0) 362 (2) 3
3 Tufts (5-1) 331 1
4t Amherst (6-1) 297 5
4t York (9-1) 297 4
6 Denison (7-1) 263 8
7 Bates (7-1) 260 6
8 St. Lawrence (7-0) 245 14
9 Gettysburg (5-2) 208 10
10 Ohio Wesleyan (7-2) 163 11
11 Nazareth (6-2) 153 13
12 Cabrini (5-3) 141 7
13 Middlebury (4-3) 140 9
14 Bowdoin (5-1) 139 NR
15 Stevenson (5-4) 111 20
16 Stevens (7-2) 105 12
17 Dickinson (5-2) 97 18
18 W. New England (4-2) 73 19
19 Roanoke (7-3) 43 17
20 Frostburg (11-1) 39 15

Also receiving votes: Ithaca, Ursinus, Lynchburg, Christopher Newport, RPI, Washington & Lee, Wesleyan, Cortland, Union, Montclair State, Keene State

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