Women's Lacrosse Lands in IWLCA Poll After Runner-up Finish at Ivy League Tournament

Photo courtesy of Gil Tablot.

After nine weeks of receiving votes in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division I poll, the Harvard women's lacrosse team moved into the top-20 in week 11. The Crimson, who finished second in the Ivy League tournament last weekend, is one of four Ivy League teams ranked in the coaches' poll.

Harvard earned a spot in the IWLCA for the first time since 1997. The Crimson ranked among the top in the nation for the first 10 years of the coaches' poll (1988-97), spending 60 weeks in the poll, including 47 in the top-10. Harvard has the fifth-most times in the No. 1 position at 11 weeks.

The Crimson finished the 2011 season with a 10-6 overall mark and a 5-2 in the Ivy League. It was the most wins in a season and most Ivy victories since 1994. Five players were named to the All-Ivy League team, also a first since 1994.

Harvard garnered the third seed in the Ivy League Tournament at Penn last weekend. There, the Crimson knocked off No. 10 Dartmouth, 11-10, to earn a spot in the Ivy League title game against No. 14 Princeton. The Crimson used a second-half comeback to take the game to the wire before falling, 12-10.

The Crimson moved to 15th in the Synapse Sports Weekly poll. Danielle Tetreault earned a spot on the honor roll after scoring seven goals in last week's conference tournament. She was also named to Inside Lacrosse's Team of the Weekend.