Quinnipiac Men’s Lacrosse Receiving Votes in USILA and Nike/Inside Lacrosse National Polls

HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University men's lacrosse team recently received votes in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) and Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Polls, announced on Monday, March 11, 2013. Quinnipiac has worked its way into the polls at the strength of three road victories – marking the first time in program history with wins in each of their first three road games.

In the USILA poll, the University of Maryland earned 10 of the 11 first place votes and remained atop the census for the third straight week. Cornell was tabbed second in the poll, followed by Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins and Denver to round out the top five. UNC garnered the sixth spot and was trailed by Princeton, Loyola, Virginia and Hofstra to close out the top 10.  

USILA Poll: Week 4 — March 11, 2013

1. Maryland
2. Cornell
3. Notre Dame
4. Johns Hopkins
5. Denver
6. North Carolina
7. Princeton
8. Loyola
9. Virginia
10. Hofstra
11. Syracuse
12. Ohio State
13. Drexel
14. Penn             
15. Yale
16. Lehigh
17. Duke
18. Penn State
19t. UMass
19t. Albany

Also receiving votes:  Bucknell, Colgate, Quinnipiac, Brown, Marist, Bellarmine, Fairfield              

In the Nike/Insider Lacrosse Poll, Maryland garnered the top slot with all 22 first place votes. The Big Red claimed the second spot, followed by Denver Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Syracuse, UNC, Hofstra and Loyola.

Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll: Week 4 — March 11, 2013

  1. Maryland, 440 (22)
  2. Cornell, 418
  3. Denver, 371
  4. Notre Dame, 355
  5. Johns Hopkins, 334
  6. Princeton, 325
  7. Syracuse, 297
  8. North Carolina, 291
  9. Hofstra, 263
  10. Loyola, 262
  11. Virginia, 231
  12. Ohio State, 194
  13. Penn, 169
  14. Drexel, 168
  15. Lehigh, 113
  16. Yale, 92
  17. Duke, 70
  18. Bucknell, 59
  19. Penn State, 41
  20. Albany, 37

Others receiving votes: Colgate, Marist, Providence, Umass, Quinnipiac, Bellarmine, Fairfield, St. John's, Brown, Hobart, Army

Brown and Fairfield joined the Bobcats in receiving votes in both polls. Quinnipiac defeated Brown, 9-7, in its season-opener and will play Fairfield next week.

Quinnipiac (3-0, 0-0 NEC) returns to the turf on Tuesday afternoon with its 2013 home-opener. The Bobcats will take New England rival and undefeated Providence College (4-0, 0-0 BIG EAST) at the QU Lacrosse Turf Field on Mount Carmel Campus. Faceoff is set for 3 p.m.

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