Women’s lacrosse ranked 17th in Nike/US Lacrosse Preseason Top 20 Poll
MANCHESTER, N.H. – After recording an impressive 4-0 record this past spring, the Saint Anselm College women’s lacrosse team was ranked 17th in all of NCAA Division II by the Nike/US Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Top 20 Poll revealed on Wednesday.
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Saint Anselm won all four of its contests in the shortened 2020 season, placing 20th in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) national rankings at season’s end. The Hawks defeated No. 16 Saint Leo, 13-3, in the season opener on Mar. 1 and then followed up that decision with an 18-11 win over Embry-Riddle just days later. Saint Anselm closed out the Florida trip with a 17-12 victory over Wingate and a 19-9 triumph over Saint Thomas Aquinas in neutral-site contests.
Recently-named tri-captain junior Jenna Balboni (Billerica, Mass.) and junior Taylor Cobain (Smithfield, R.I.) were honored back in October as “Top Five Players to Watch” in the upcoming season, according to the New England Lacrosse Journal (NELJ). In the 2020 season, Balboni led the team in points (19), goals (17), and shots (26) while Cobain was two points shy of her classmate with 17 points, recording 14 goals and three assists.
Included in the returning offense, senior Annie Richards (Reading, Mass.) posted 15 points (3-12=15) with three goals and a team-high 12 assists in the 2020 season.
Junior Grace Young (Merrimack, N.H.) played a crucial role in the Hawks 4-0 start in 2020 as she was named IWLCA/StringKing National Defensive Player of the Week on Mar. 3. In her third career start, Young posted a career-high 11 saves in the Hawks’ season-opener, downing the previously-ranked Saint Leo, 13-3. Young finished the season with an 8.75 goals-against average alongside 38 saves.
MEN’S LACROSSE RANKED SECOND IN NIKE/US LACROSSE PRESEASON TOP 20
US Lacrosse Top 20 Release
The Le Moyne College men’s lacrosse team is ranked second in the Nike/US Lacrosse preseason Top 20 rankings, as announced by the magazine on Tuesday.
The Dolphins, who were off to a 4-0 start to the 2020 campaign and ranked first in the USILA national rankings prior to the season being ended by the coronavirus pandemic, are one of four Northeast-10 Conference members recognized in the rankings (Adelphi, Saint Anselm and Pace).
The University of Tampa claimed the top spot in the rankings after going 8-0 last year and closing out the season tied for second in the last USILA poll. After the Dolphins is Mercyhurst University, which was 5-0 and tied with Tampa for second. Belmont Abbey College checks in fourth after winning all seven of its games last year. Seton Hill University rounds out the top five after starting 2020 with six straight victories.
The Dolphins, under 24th-year head coach Dan Sheehan, return 39 letterwinners from last year’s squad, including 13 of 14 who started at least one game, while adding a graduate transfer, a junior college transfer and 16 freshmen.
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Christopher Newport Men’s Lacrosse Ranked 20th in USILA National Coaches Poll
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Following an impressive victory in the season opener on Saturday, the Christopher Newport men’s lacrosse team vaulted into the USILA National Coaches Poll as the Captains were slotted 20th in the latest rankings, which were released by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association on Monday morning.
The Captains, who received votes in the first three polls this season, entered the top-20 for the first time since April 8, 2019. Overall, Christopher Newport spent 10 weeks in the national rankings last season while climbing as high as 13th in the poll.
In the latest release, the Captains received 26 points to earn the No. 20 position. At the top of the rankings, Capital Athletic Conference rival Salisbury holds down the No. 1 spot, while Amherst, Cabrini, Williams, and RIT round out the top-five.
Incredibly, six of Christopher Newport’s upcoming opponents are currently slotted in the top-20. Along with Salisbury, fellow CAC member York (Pa.) is ranked sixth overall. Meanwhile, non-conference foes Ursinus (No. 12), Lynchburg (No. 13), Washington & Lee (No. 17), and Dickinson (No.18) are all sitting among the elite programs in the nation. Stevenson and Colorado College are also receiving votes in the poll.
Christopher Newport broke into the rankings after a dominant 15-6 victory at Washington (Md.) in the season opener on Saturday. The nine-goal triumph marked the second-largest margin of victory in a season opener in program history, trailing only the squad’s 17-1 win at Randolph that opened the 2011 campaign.
During the contest, four Captains registered multi-goal efforts, including hat-tricks by Alex Brendes and Thomas Mark. Meanwhile, Dylan Rice pieced together a well-rounded effort with three points, three ground balls, and a career-high four caused turnovers. With that performance, he became just the sixth Captain in program history to register at least three points, three rollers, and three takeaways in a single contest.
Picking up right where they left off last season, the Captains also blanketed the field on the defensive end. After leading the NCAA with 324 takeaways last year, Christopher Newport kicked off 2020 by forcing 22 turnovers against the Shoremen. Along with Rice, Max Wayne and Aaron Casteel had three apiece, while five other players had a pair. Helping anchor the back line, Aidan FitzGerald and David Gonzalez both had two takeaways while combining for five ground balls.
Showcasing the program’s dominance in all facets of the game, reigning All-American Scott McAneney also recorded 12 saves in the opener, including four during a pristine second quarter.
The Captains will be back in action on Wednesday when the squad travels to Salem for a 4 p.m. battle at Roanoke.
Men’s Lacrosse Moves Into National Rankings
April 17, 2017
PROVIDENCE, R. I. – The Providence College men’s lacrosse program is ranked both major Division I national polls released today [April 17]. The Friars are 20th in the USILA/NIKE Division I Coaches Poll and 20th in the Inside Lacrosse / Maverik Division I Media Poll. It marks the first time this season that the Friars have cracked into the top-20 in either poll.
The Friars have posted a 9-3 overall record this season and have earned victories in each of their last five games. Providence also boasts a 3-0 record in BIG EAST Conference play and clinched a BIG EAST Tournament berth with its most recent victory over Marquette (9-7) on April 15. The tournament is scheduled for May 4-6 at Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium in Providence, R.I., and will be hosted by Providence College.
Two of Providence’s three losses this season have come against teams who are ranked in the national poll, including Hofstra (11-10) and Boston University (8-7, 2OT). Overall, each of the Friars’ three losses have been decided by a combined total of four goals. Additionally, Providence’s nine victories are the most since the 2006 season when the team finished 10-7. The Friars’ 10 victories are the most in program history, joining the 1985 squad, who finished the year 10-2.
The Friars have one of the top defenses in the country, and are currently ranked No. 2 in the nation in scoring defense (7.08) and fourth in man-down defense (0.780). Back-stopping a solid defensive effort is sophomore goaltender Tate Boyce (Matthews, N.C.) who ranks second in the NCAA in goals against average (6.67) and save percentage (0.612).
Providence returns to action on Tuesday, April 18 against cross-city rival Brown University at 7:00 p.m. The game will be played at Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium in Providence, R.I. and will be televised live on Yurview (Cox Channel 4 & 1004 HD). A live stream of the broadcast also will be available on Friars.com, in addition to a commercial radio broadcast via WOON 1240 AM.
The match-up between the Friars and the Bears could potentially decide the winner of the Ocean State Cup. Should the Friars defeat the Bears, Providence would win the cup by virtue of its 7-6 victory over Bryant earlier this season. If the Bears earn the win over Providence on Tuesday night, the Ocean State Cup will be decided on April 25, when Bryant and Brown square off in Smithfield, R.I.
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W&L Men’s Lacrosse Earns Preseason National Ranking
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse announced its 2021 Nike/US Lacrosse Division III Men’s Preseason Top 20 on Thursday afternoon and the Washington and Lee men’s lacrosse team is among the teams recognized.
The Generals are picked 19th overall in the Top 20, which is topped by Salisbury. Tufts, RIT, Wesleyan and Ursinus round out the Top 5.
Washington and Lee returns six starters from last season’s squad, which posted a 3-4 record before the season was suspended due to the pandemic.
Among the top returning players on offense are senior attackmen Stuart Greenspon (Aldie, Va. / Episcopal) and Taylor Witherell (Wilmington, Del. / Salesianum), and senior midfielder Ben Mulholland (Sewickley, Pa. / Sewickley Academy).
Greenspon finished second on the team in scoring last spring, tallying 19 points on 12 goals and seven assists. He enters this season with 46 points (32g,14a) across his first two years at W&L.
Witherell was third in scoring with 16 points on 14 goals and two assists last year. He boasts 77 career points on 58 goals and 19 assists.
Mulholland totaled 10 goals and four assists a year ago, and he had 60 points (47g,13a) over his first three years. He was a Second Team All-ODAC honoree as a sophomore in 2019.
Defensively, juniors Michael Horgan (Charlotte, N.C. / Charlotte Catholic) and Finn Thorne (Lutherville, Md. / McDonogh) both return after starting all seven games last season, while senior Jack Taylor (Baltimore, Md. / Saint Paul’s) is also back as the returning starter in goal.
Horgan posted seven ground balls and four caused turnovers in his first season as a starter at close defense, while Thorne notched five ground balls and two caused turnovers in his first action as a starter.
Taylor is a three-year starter between the pipes, boasting a .560 save percentage and an 8.06 goals-against average in nearly 2077 career minutes. Last year, he logged a .528 save percentage and 10.09 goals-against average. Taylor was a Second Team All-ODAC honoree as a sophomore in 2019.
Washington and Lee will begin its 2021 season in early March. A full schedule will be released in the near future.
View the complete Nike/US Lacrosse Division III Men’s Preseason Rankings
Blue Jays Draw a Pair of National Rankings
BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team is ranked eighth in the 2020 Nike/US Lacrosse Preseason Poll and 13th in the 2020 Face-Off Yearbook Preseason Poll it was recently announced. The Blue Jays will open the 2020 season on Saturday, February 8 against local rival Towson at Homewood Field.
Including the season-opener against the Tigers, who are ranked 19th in the Nike/US Lacrosse Poll and 18th in the Faceoff Yearbook Poll, the Blue Jays play eight games against teams that appear in at least one of the polls. In addition to Towson, the Johns Hopkins schedule features Penn State (1st in Nike/US Lacrosse Poll, 2nd in Facebook Yearbook), Maryland (4th, 4th), Syracuse (7th, 8th), North Carolina (11th, 11th), Ohio State (13th, 9th), Loyola (15th, 14th) and Rutgers (16th, NR).
The 2020 Johns Hopkins schedule includes one of the most attractive home slates in the nation. Among the Blue Jays’ seven home games are five scheduled against teams that appear in the preseason top 20 as Towson, North Carolina, Syracuse, Penn State and Maryland will all visit Homewood Field.
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Nike/US Lacrosse Preseason Poll
1-Penn State, 2-Virginia, 3-Yale, 4-Maryland, 5-Duke, 6-Notre Dame, 7-Syracuse, 8-Johns Hopkins, 9-Denver, 10-Penn, 11-North Carolina, 12-Cornell, 13-Ohio State, 14-UMass, 15-Loyola, 16-Rutgers, 17-Villanova, 18-Lehigh, 19-Towson, 20-Army.
Faceoff Yearbook Preseason Poll
1-Virginia, 2-Penn State, 3-Yale, 4-Maryland, 5-Penn, 6-Duke, 7-Notre Dame, 8-Syracuse, 9-Ohio State, 10-Denver, 11-North Carolina, 12-Cornell, 13-Johns Hopkins, 14-Loyola, 15-Army, 16-Georgetown, 17-High Point, 18-Towson, 19-UMass, 20-Lehigh.
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Week 4 Lacrosse Rankings | Score Atlanta
In Class 6A-7A Boys, No. 1 Lambert recently earned the No. 8 slot in the Maxpreps National poll. The Longhorns lead the Class 6A-7A state poll and earned an 11-9 win over No. 2 Roswell on Friday—handing the Hornets their first in-state loss of the season. Allatoona, Lassiter and Johns Creek round out the top 5. Also, Walton climbed one slot to No. 8 and Harrison replaced Buford at No. 10.
In Class A-5A Boys, Blessed Trinity ascended to No. 1—replacing Pace Academy—which dropped to No. 3 behind Westminster. Also, Whitewater replaced Woodward Academy at No. 10.
In Class 6A-7A Girls, No. 1 Milton is 5-0 and is currently ranked No. 12 in the Maxpreps National poll. West Forsyth climbed to No. 2 following Roswell’s 13-4 loss to Hillgrove—which used its victory to jump from No. 6 to No. 3.
In Class A-5A Girls, McIntosh lost 18-13 to Wesleyan and was replaced by Lovett at No. 2. Wesleyan climbed to No. 6 ahead of the Chiefs’ new placement at No. 7. Also, St. Pius improved one slot to No. 9 and Whitewater fell to No. 10 .
5. Johns Creek
9. Mill Creek
1. Blessed Trinity
3. Pace Academy
4. Starr’s Mill
5. Greater Atlanta Christian
9. King’s Ridge
2. West Forsyth
10. Mill Creek
1. Blessed Trinity
5. Starr’s Mill
8. Fellowship Christian
9. St. Pius
90,000 RBC presented an updated version of the national rating of bookmakers :: Others :: RBC Sport
League Betting failed to keep first place
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The RBC Market Research Analytical Group has presented the VII version of the rating of Russian betting companies. The list includes organizations operating on the basis of FNL licenses. The leader of the rating changed: the place of the League of Betting (78.7 points) was taken by Fonbet, who scored 80.4 points.
The third line was kept by Winline (64.6), the fourth by Betcity (56.8). The top five was closed by 1XStake (53.6). Places in the ranking have changed between Olimp (6th place and 47.3) and Parimatch (7th place and 44.6). Bet Boom moved up from the tenth line (11th place and 39.6) (10th place, 41.9).
When creating the rating, the RBC Market Research Group took into account the most important criteria for evaluating the activities of bookmakers.Among them were the period of presence on the market, the number and geography of betting points, popularity, participation in the development of Russian sports and financial transparency. A total of 17 criteria were taken into account.
Part of the data on bookmakers was collected from open sources, and the main indicators were obtained by questioning companies directly.
90,000 Moody’s decided to withdraw national ratings in Russia – RBC
The international rating agency Moody’s has decided to liquidate its national scale ratings in Russia and close its Russian subsidiary, Moody’s Interfax.
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Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) has decided to withdraw the national scale ratings assigned by the agency’s joint venture in Russia, Moody’s Interfax Rating Agency (RAMI), Moody’s said in a statement.The agency’s activities will be completed after the national scale ratings are withdrawn.
The decision, according to Moody’s, was made in connection with legislative changes and other potential restrictions that affect the assignment of ratings on the national scale in Russia. “In particular, this concerns the requirements for organizational and operational independence, which will limit the ability of RAMI to use the global resources of Moody’s”, – stated in the release of the international agency.The national scale ratings assigned by RAMI (currently about 150) will be withdrawn during 2016.
According to the law that comes into force in 2017, foreign rating agencies can operate in Russia either through branches and assign international ratings, or create a subsidiary in Russia that will comply with the new requirements of Russian legislation and assign ratings on a national scale.
“The decision to withdraw national scale ratings will not affect the assignment of Moody’s ratings on the global scale,” the rating agency said in a statement.
For 12 years Moody’s and Interfax worked together to assign ratings to clients in Russia as part of a joint venture. Since 2004, Moody’s owns 51% of the capital of RAMI, the rest of 49% belongs to the Interfax agency. The services of Moody’s Interfax are used by Russian financial institutions, enterprises of the non-financial sector, as well as regional and municipal administrations, indicated on the agency’s website.
National credit rating is the agency’s opinion on the relative creditworthiness of issuers and their debt obligations in the national market. National scale ratings represent an assessment of the risk of national issuers and their debt obligations in a given country. National rating scales characterize the level of risk of an issuer and the likelihood of performance of its debt obligations in comparison with other issuers in the respective country. The ratings assigned according to the national scales of different countries are not comparable with each other. If one issuer receives, say, the maximum credit rating according to the internal scale of one country, and the second issuer receives the maximum credit rating according to the internal scale of another country, then the levels of credit risk for them will most likely not coincide.
The international rating scale is just designed for accurate comparisons of issuers from different countries, takes into account the influence of direct and indirect country risks and allows you to compare any companies with each other.
Moody’s Interfax, as indicated on the agency’s website, in addition to its core activities, also publishes its opinions on the creditworthiness of issuers, analytical materials and comments.
Drexel Dragons men’s lacrosse – Russian
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The Drexel Dragons Men’s Lacrosse Team represents Drexel University in the National Student Athletic Association (NCAA) of the 1st Men’s Lacrosse Division. Drexel is currently a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and plays his home games at Vidas Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2014, Drexel made his first appearance at the NCAA tournament.