For the first time in school history, the University of Louisville lacrosse team in ranked in the Top 20 as Inside Lacrosse places them at No. 19.
"We are incredibly honored to have gained the recognition of the lacrosse community in being ranked in the top twenty for the first time," said U of L head coach Kellie Young. "We admire what coaches are doing across the country to move their programs forward and understand how difficult it is to move in to this coveted spot among this group of teams. We will never settle for where we are but certainly appreciate the nod in just our third season of play."
The BIG EAST has five teams ranked in this week's InsideLacrosse.com weekly poll, including four teams in the top-10, more than any other league. The ACC has three teams in the top-10, while the Ivy League has two.
Georgetown leads the rankings at No. 5, while Notre Dame is at No. 6. Loyola moves up to No. 9 and Syracuse moved to No. 10. Louisville is ranked No. 19 giving the three-year old program its first national ranking.
INSIDE LACROSSE.com Poll
March 1, 2010
1. Northwestern (8)
2. Maryland (2)
4. North Carolina
6. Notre Dame
11. Boston University
13. Penn State
14. New Hampshire
18. William & Mary
Also Receiving Votes: Dartmouth, Harvard, Ohio State, Old Dominion, Hofstra, Rutgers and Johns Hopkins.