For Immediate Release
April 24, 2012
South Easton, Mass. – Adelphi University jumped into the top spot of the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Collegiate Association (IWLCA) poll, it was announced by the organization on Tuesday morning.
Adelphi (13-1, 10-1 NE-10) moved up one spot from the previous week's poll to overtake Le Moyne College for first in the nation. The Dolphins (13-1, 10-0 NE-10), which dropped three spots to No. 4 in the poll, fell as a result of their 15-12 non-conference loss at No. 8 West Chester on April 16.
Le Moyne, which defeated the Panthers back in March, still owns a one-game lead over Adelphi in the Northeast-10 standings.
The Northeast-10 saw seven teams total ranked in the poll, while no other conference in the country had more than three make the top-15.
The University of New Haven (12-3, 7-3 NE-10) and Stonehill College (12-3, 9-1 NE-10) both held firm this week at the sixth and seventh positions, respectively, while Bentley University (10-5, 7-3 NE-10) came in at No. 10. Merrimack College (6-8, 6-5 NE-10) ranked 12th and Saint Anselm (8-6, 6-4 NE-10) was 13th.
IWLCA Poll – Week 9
1. Adelphi (8)
2. Rollins (3)
4. Le Moyne (4)
5. C.W. Post
6. New Haven
8. West Chester
9. Lock Haven
13. Saint Anselm
t14. Florida Southern
( ) – indicates number of first-place votes
The Northeast-10 is an association of 16 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 5,500 student-athletes. Each year, 4,000 of those student-athletes compete in Conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.