Lacrosse Magazine pegs CUA 13th in preseason national poll
WASHINGTON – Lacrosse Magazine has released its
2011 preseason rankings and the CUA women’s lacrosse team
checks in at No. 13 in the national poll. The Cardinals
return a plethora of talent for the upcoming season, including 10
Among the players CUA will welcome back in 2011 is Kate Robinson, who missed nearly all of last season due to injury. Robinson was an All-American in 2009, giving the Cardinals three on the current roster (Becky Borrell, Mary Swarthout).
Combined with its talented group of upperclassmen, CUA also welcomes in a strong contingent of newcomers. The three-time defending Landmark Conference champions will once again take on a challenging schedule, chock full of national and regional powers.
Hamilton earned the top spot in the preseason poll, while Salisbury, The College of New Jersey, Franklin & Marshall and Gettysburg round out the top-five. The rankings were compiled by Lacrosse Magazine staff after consultations with coaches.
CUA begins its 2011 season in mid-January as the Cardinals get practice started soon after returning to campus from semester break. CUA will then take part in a pair of scrimmages in mid-February with the regular season opener slated for early March.