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Men's, Women's Lacrosse Remain Nationally Ranked In Division II Polls

April 10, 2012

Eric Coplin
Director of Athletic Communications
(603) 641-7810

The Saint Anselm College men's lacrosse team remains nationally ranked for the fifth-straight week, according to the most recent United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association poll released Monday morning. The Hawks move up to ninth place in the Division II rankings after making their program debut on the poll with a 12th place rank on Monday, March 12.

This past week, the Hawks extended a program record with their seventh straight victory to improve to 7-1 overall on the season. Most recently, the Hawks posted an 8-6 victory over the Falcons of Bentley University on April 4. Saint Anselm also possesses an unblemished Northeast-10 Conference record, posting five victories within league play without a loss.

Five total Northeast-10 Conference programs are represented in the 12-team poll, as Le Moyne College and Merrimack College rank second and third, respectively, in the poll. The Panthers of Adelphi University rank sixth overall in the poll while the Purple Knights of Saint Michael's College round out league representation with an 11th place rank.

The Saint Anselm College women's lacrosse team moved up one spot to No. 13 in the latest Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association national poll that was released Tuesday morning.

The Hawks, who earned their first national ranking in the history of the program when they broke into the poll at No. 15 on March 20, earn a spot in the poll for the fourth straight week.

Saint Anselm (5-5, 3-3 NE-10) was idle last week, but still collected 36 votes in the poll - eight more than last week and the highest number of votes in any poll thus far.

The Hawks have played six nationally-ranked opponents this year and have posted a -4.5 scoring margin in those contests, which includes wins against No. 8 Dowling College (13-11) and No. 12 Molloy College (19-18).

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