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Florida rises to program-best No. 3 ranking in lacrosse



On the strength of victories over two Top 20 teams last week, the Florida lacrosse team is now ranked among the nation's top three today, taking over the No. 3 position in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).

It is the highest ranking in the program's two year history.

The Gators earned victories over then-No. 2 Northwestern and No. 17 Vanderbilt last week.

Florida went undefeated at home (11-0) and in the ALC (5-0) en route to its first ALC regular season title. Florida has two weeks off
before facing Cornell on Sunday, May 1st. Florida is the No. 1 seed in the ALC Tournament, May 5th-7th. The Gators earned the No. 1 seed following an upset win over then-No. 2 Northwestern on Thursday night.

The American Lacrosse Conference made history with all six schools ranked in this week’s poll, marking not only the first time that every
school in a conference sits in the Top-20 but also the highest number of schools from one league ranked in the same poll, breaking the record of five held by both the ALC and the Atlantic Coast Conference. Johns Hopkins’ addition to the top-20 gives the ALC six schools, including two in the top-five and four in the second half of the rankings.

Listen to Florida coach Amanda O'Leary discuss the past week's milestone victories and what it means for the program.


[Last modified: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 9:06am]


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