Maryland and Maryland South claimed the top two positions in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association top 20 poll posted March 4. The Terps received 19 first place votes, Florida had one.
The Seminoles (7-0) are coached by former Maryland assistant Amanda O’Leary. The team has 15 members from Maryland and a Virginia woman.
Virginia (2-3) fell from No. 6 to No. 8 after losing three in a row to Syracuse, Maryland and Penn State. Things do not get easier for the Cavs. They next face No. 3 North Carolina March 9.
Loyola dropped from seventh to ninth after Johns Hopkins upset the Greyhounds. This in spite of an 11-10 win at Towson.
Georgetown (4-0) stayed at No. 11. The Blue & Gray earned a 15-8 victory against No. 18 Stanford (2-2) in Palo, Alto, Calif. March 5. Caroline Tarzian scored five goals for the second game this season to lead the Hoyas offense.
Hopkins advanced more than any team with the win over Loyola. The Blue Jays (4-0) jumped five spots to No. 12.
At 1-3 Towson somehow remained No. 16 in the poll.
The Hoyas and Cavs flipped in the deBeers poll with Georgetown moving up to No. 8 from 10th. Hopkins climbed three spots to No. 11 and Loyola fell three spots to No. 12.
Undefeated Navy (5-0) jumped four spots to No. 15 in deBeers. Towson stayed at 16.
James Madison (3-0) received some votes.
Maryland attacker Alex Aust is this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week. She racked up 19 points in two games. Aust tallied five goals and five assists as the Terrapins defeated No. 6 Virginia 18-10. On Sunday, the native of Sterling, Va., tallied four goals and five assists to help drop Hofstra, 16-11.