Lacrosse Magazine pegs CUA 13th in preseason national poll

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 all-conference performers. 

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.