Quinnipiac Men’s Lacrosse Ranked No. 20 In USILA Poll; Receiving Votes in Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll

HAMDEN, Conn. – For the first time in program history, the Quinnipiac University men's lacrosse team was ranked in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Poll, announced on Monday, March 4, 2013. The Bobcats garnered No. 20 in the census, while also receiving votes in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll as well. Quinnipiac earned the respect of the voters by its 2-0 start – which features two wins on the road at Brown and Detroit Mercy.

The University of Maryland is off to a 4-0 start and has been deemed No. 1 for the second straight week in both polls. The Terrapins received 22/21 first place votes, with the final three/four votes going to Notre Dame – who is ranked second. Cornell, Loyola and Princeton round out the top five for each association; followed by Johns Hopkins, Denver, Virginia, UMass and UNC in the USILA poll and Johns Hopkins, Denver, Ohio State, Virginia and Syracuse in the Nike/Insider Lacrosse poll. 

Fellow Northeast Conference member, Mount St. Mary's, joined the Bobcat in receiving votes in the Nike/Lacrosse Poll. The Mountaineers are 2-3 through their first five games of the campaign.

United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association
2013 Division I Coaches Poll – Week 3

1. Maryland
2. Notre Dame
3. Cornell
4. Loyola
5. Princeton
6. Johns Hopkins
7. Denver
8. Virginia
9t. UMass
9t. North Carolina
11. Ohio State
12 .           Syracuse
13. Penn State
14. Drexel             
15. Hofstra
16. Colgate
17. Fairfield
18. Penn
19. Lehigh
20. Quinnipiac 
Also receiving votes:  Yale, Marist, Providence, Brown, Bucknell, St. John's, Albany, Bellarmine, Duke

Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll — Week 3: March 4, 2013  

  1. Maryland, 497 (22)
  2. Notre Dame, 476 (3)
  3. Cornell, 447
  4. Loyola, 421
  5. Princeton, 390
  6. Johns Hopkins, 344
  7. Denver, 341
  8. Ohio State, 313
  9. Virginia, 297
  10. Syracuse, 285
  11. North Carolina, 230
  12. Penn State, 224
  13. UMass, 213
  14. Drexel, 152
  15. Colgate, 145
  16. Hofstra, 123
  17. Lehigh, 102
  18. Penn, 100
  19. Fairfield, 43
  20. Yale, 26

(Also receiving votes: Marist, St. John's, Providence, Bucknell, Duke, Bellarmine, Albany, Brown, Quinnipiac, Villanova, Stony Brook, Georgetown)

The Bobcats return to the turf on Friday, March 8th with a neutral-site showdown against Vermont. Quinnipiac heads down to Maryland for a 7:45 p.m. tilt against the Catamounts at Severna Park High School in Severna Park, Md.

Quinnipiac fans should refer to the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for any schedule changes as well as the latest news, scores and highlights. The 2013 Quinnipiac Men's Lacrosse Schedule is also available for download at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com for all mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads, as well as all desktop computers.

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu