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Tars Check In at No. 12 on Nike/US Lacrosse Division II Preseason Top 20

Tars Check In at No. 12 on Nike/US Lacrosse Division II Preseason Top 20

Rollins Featured on Nike/US Lacrosse DII Preseason Top 20 for Fourth Straight Season


SPARKS, Md. (January 7, 2019) – The Rollins women's lacrosse team has been tabbed at No. 12 on the 2019 NIKE/US Lacrosse Division II Preseason Top 20, organization officials announced Monday.

NIKE/US Lacrosse Preseason Top 20 release 

The Tars, who wrapped up their 2018 slate sitting 11th on the final Nike/US Lacrosse DII Top 20 poll of the year, will look to climb the ranks as their 2019 campaign officially gets under way on Tuesday, February 5.  Rollins, who checked in on the NIKE/US Lacrosse DII Poll as high as eighth in 2018, welcomes back 28 faces from last year's squad.  The Tars will debut eight new players for their 12th season of action, including five freshmen and three transfers.

The Sunshine State Conference is represented by three teams on this year's preseason rankings, led by 2018 NCAA DII Runner-Up Florida Southern, who checks in at No. 3.  Florida Tech, who wrapped up 2018 in sixth, earns the No. 7 spot on this year's Preseason Top 20.

Reigning Division II National Champion Le Moyne claimed the top spot after taking home the championship trophy in 2018, followed by Adelphi at No. 2, Florida Southern at No. 3, West Chester in fourth, and Lindenwood in the No. 5 slot.

The Tars are set to square up against 15 different opponents throughout the regular season, with six home, seven away, and two neutral site competitions set to take place.  Of the 15 regular season matchups on the docket, 12 will be against South Region opponents, along with one team from the West Region, as well as one from the Mid Atlantic Region.  Rollins will also take on Division III opponent Moravian to open the month of March.  In total, two games will be against teams ranked on this year's Nike/US Lacrosse DII Preseason Top 20, as the Tars will take on Florida Southern (No. 3), as well as Florida Tech (No. 7) in Sunshine State Conference play.

Rollins opens its 2019 regular season schedule against the University Tampa in a non-conference tilt on on Tuesday, February 5.  This will mark the sixth straight season Rollins will face the Spartans in their season opener, with the Tars holding onto an overall series record of 5-1 against UT. 

For the latest news, updates, and information on the Rollins women's lacrosse team, be sure to visit RollinsSports.com. Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest #TARnation news by following Rollins Sports on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

 

2019 NIKE/US LACROSSE DIVISION II WOMEN'S PRESEASON TOP 20

#         SCHOOL                              W/L      2018           NEXT GAME
1          Le Moyne                            0-0          1              3/2 vs. No. 10 Indianapolis
2          Adelphi                               0-0          3              2/21 at No. 7 Florida Tech
3          Florida Southern                 0-0          2              2/14 vs. Rockhurst
4          West Chester                      0-0          8              N/A
5          Lindenwood                        0-0          4              2/9 at Maryville
6          LIU Post                               0/0         10             2/23 vs. No. 20 Merrimack
7          Florida Tech                        0-0          6              2/15 at Lenoir-Rhyne
8          East Stroudsburg                0-0          5              2/28 at Georgian Court
9          Regis                                    0-0          7              2/21 vs. CSU-Pueblo
10        Indianapolis                         0-0         12             2/2 at Vanderbilt
11        Limestone                            0-0          9              2/8 at North Greenville
12        Rollins                                  0-0         11             2/5 vs. Tampa
13        Mercyhurst                          0-0         15             2/24 vs. Ursuline
14        Mercy                                  0-0         13             2/20 at No. 20 Merrimack
15        Colorado Mesa                    0-0        NR             2/16 vs. CSU-Pueblo
16        Grand Valley State              0-0         17             3/3 vs. Westminster
17        NYIT                                     0-0         18             2/27 vs. Holy Family
18        Pace                                     0-0         14             N/A
19        Lake Erie                              0-0        NR             3/2 vs. Charleston
20        Merrimack                           0-0         16             2/20 vs. No. 14 Mercy

 


2018 Rollins Women's Lacrosse Rankings Summary

IWLCA Division II Coaches Poll

Preseason: 01/29/18

No. 11

Week 1: 02/26/18

No. 14

Week 2: 03/05/18

No. 13

Week 3: 03/12/18

No. 11

Week 4: 03/19/18

No. 11

Week 5: 03/26/18

No. 9

Week 6: 04/02/18

No. 8

Week 7: 04/09/18

No. 6

Week 8: 04/16/18

No. 6

Week 9: 04/23/18

No. 6

Week 10: 04/30/18

No. 7

Week 11: 05/07/18

No. 8

FINAL: 05/29/18

No. 11

  

Lacrosse Magazine:

Nike/US Lacrosse Poll

Preseason: 01/11/18

No. 14

Week 1: 02/19/18

No. 16

Week 2: 02/26/18

No. 18

Week 3: 03/05/18

No. 18

Week 4: 03/12/18

No. 17

Week 5: 03/19/18

No. 16

Week 6: 03/26/18

No. 10

Week 7: 04/02/18

No. 9

Week 8: 04/09/18

No. 9

Week 9: 04/16/18

No. 8

Week 10: 04/23/18

No. 8

Week 11: 04/30/18

No. 11

Week 12: 05/07/18

No. 12

FINAL: 05/31/18

No. 13