Advertisement
College Lacrosse

Weekend lacrosse primer (March 1): Players and Games of the Week, top 20 polls

Games of the Week

Men

No. 1 Loyola Maryland (3-1) @ No. 6 Duke (4-1)

Advertisement

Thursday, 7 p.m.

Outlook: The Greyhounds will likely drop after Wednesday’s 12-10 loss at No. 7 Towson, but this still looms as a matchup involving a pair of Top 10 teams. The Blue Devils own a 20-12 advantage in this series and have won the last four regular-season meetings.

Advertisement

Women

No. 5 Northwestern (4-1) @ No. 3 North Carolina (3-1)

Saturday, 11 a.m.

Outlook: Although the Wildcats have an 11-8 lead in this series, the Tar Heels have won the last five meetings, including a two-game sweep last spring. Northwestern has not beaten North Carolina in Chapel Hill since Feb. 25, 2011.

Players of the Week

Men

Brendan Sunday, Towson

Poughquag, N.Y., attackman, senior

The Colonial Athletic Association’s Player of the Week accounted for 14 points on eight goals and six assists in the No. 7 Tigers’ wins against then-No. 18 Georgetown on Saturday and current No. 1 Loyola Maryland on Wednesday. He is tied for sixth among Division I players in points per game at 6.0.

Advertisement

Women

Mira Shane, Michigan

Princeton, N.J., goalkeeper, senior

The three-year starter made a combined 21 saves in the No. 20 Wolverines’ pair of victories over then-No. 13 Colorado on Saturday and No. 7 Denver on Tuesday. Her 17 stops in the 8-6 upset of the Buffalos were one shy of a career high and helped earn the Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive week.

Inside Lacrosse Top 20 polls

Men

1. Loyola Maryland (28 first-place votes), 3-1

Advertisement

2. Maryland, 5-0

3. Cornell, 2-0

4. Yale, 1-1

5. Penn State, 3-1

6. Duke, 4-1

7. Towson, 4-0

Advertisement

8. Denver, 3-1

9. Ohio State, 4-0

10. Villanova, 2-1

11. High Point, 4-1

12. Syracuse, 2-1

13. Virginia, 2-2

Advertisement

14. Richmond, 3-1

15. Army, 3-1

16. Colgate, 2-1

17. Notre Dame, 1-1

18. Johns Hopkins, 1-2

19. Georgetown, 3-1

Advertisement

20. North Carolina, 3-1

Women

1. Boston College (19 first-place votes), 5-0

2. Maryland (3), 3-0

3. North Carolina, 3-1

Advertisement

4. Syracuse, 5-1

5. Northwestern, 4-1

6. Virginia, 5-0

7. Denver, 4-1

8. Penn, 2-0

9. James Madison, 3-1

Advertisement

10. Stony Brook, 1-1

11. Penn State, 3-0

12. Loyola Maryland, 1-1

13. Florida, 1-2

14. Johns Hopkins, 3-1

15. Princeton, 1-1

Advertisement

16. Duke, 3-1

17. USC, 3-0

18. Georgetown, 3-1

19. Notre Dame, 5-0

20. Michigan, 6-0


Advertisement