For the third straight week, Michigan Club and Denver Club hold the No. 1 positions in the WCLA (Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates) Division I and II coaches polls, released today. Neither team played games in the past week.
A light overall schedule produced just two games played by Division I top ten teams. No. 3 Colorado Club posted a shutout win over Northern Colorado and became the first team to reach 10 victories on the season. No. 4 BYU registered a 15-10 win over Utah and improved to 7-1 overall.
More than half of the D-I top 20 are scheduled to be back on the field this week.
In Division II, No. 6 Providence was one of the few top teams to see action and improved to 6-0 overall with wins over Fordham and Sacred Heart Club. St. Thomas jumped three spots, into the top 10, by posting three wins, including an 8-7 victory over St. Benedict.
Several teams face a busy week ahead, including multiple games for No. 2 Loyola Club, No. 8 St. Benedict, and No. 9 Oakland. In addition, No. 6 Utah State hosts BYU, ranked fourth in Division I.
For the first time this year, there were no newcomers in either the Division I or II ranking.
The WCLA features 82 Division I teams and 149 Division II teams that compete under the US Lacrosse umbrella. The 2018 season will conclude with the US Lacrosse WCLA D-I and D-II national championships in Round Rock, Texas, May 9-12.
WCLA Division 1 National Top 20
March 22, 2018
|11||North Carolina Club||4-1||83||11|
|13||Virginia Tech Club||2-0||66||14|
|15||Ohio State Club||5-0||43||16|
|16||Boston College Club||4-0||42||15|
|17||St. Mary’s (CA)||7-2||38||19|
|18||San Diego State Club||5-3||19||17|
WCLA Division 2 National Top 20
March 22, 2018
|2||Loyola (Md.) Club||2-1||148||2|
|11||Cal State San Marcos||7-1||75||10|
|14||Coastal Carolina Club||3-0||45||14|
|15||UC San Diego||7-2||44||16t|
|17||High Point Club||5-2||39||12|
|18||Grand Valley Club||4-1||32||18|