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Women's Lacrosse No. 11 in IWLCA Preseason Poll
Julia Giorgio is one of four captains who will lead the Irish in 2014.
 
Julia Giorgio is one of four captains who will lead the Irish in 2014.

Feb. 3, 2014

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Notre Dame women's lacrosse team will open the 2014 campaign ranked No. 11 in the preseason IWLCA (Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association) Poll as it aims for a seventh NCAA Tournament berth in the past eight years.

Much like in the preseason Inside Lacrosse poll, which also had the Fighting Irish at No. 11, Notre Dame will face nine of the nation's Top 20 teams this fall.

Notre Dame begins play in the Atlantic Coast Conference this spring, unquestionably the nation's top women's lacrosse league. ACC teams have captured 14 of the last 27 national championships. Five of the top eight squads in the preseason IWLCA poll hail from the league, including defending national champion North Carolina.

Notre Dame's 2014 season will see the Irish face off with preseason No. 1 North Carolina, No. 2 Maryland, No. 3 Syracuse, No. 4 Northwestern, No. 6 Duke and No. 8 Virginia. The Irish will also take the field against No. 12 Stony Brook, No. 14 Stanford and No. 20 Boston College this spring.

Ranked teams represent 56-percent of Notre Dame's 16-game schedule. The Irish will play 38-percent of their 2014 slate against teams ranked in the preseason top eight. Each of the four teams that comprised the 2013 Final Four will oppose Notre Dame in 2014.

The Irish return 17 monogram winners from the 2013 team that went 12-5, qualified for the NCAAs and was ranked as high as No. 5 during the season. The 2014 season will commence for Notre Dame with a home scrimmage against Michigan on Feb. 8 at 7:45 p.m. For ticket information, logon to UND.com or call (574) 631-7356.

IWLCA PRESEASON TOP 20

1. North Carolina*

2. Maryland*

3. Syracuse*

4. Northwestern*

5. Florida

6. Duke*


7. Penn State

 8. Virginia*
9. Loyola

10. Georgetown
11. NOTRE DAME

12. Stony Brook*


13. UMass

14. Stanford*

 15. Penn

16. Princeton
17. Denver

18. Navy

19. Towson

20. Boston College*

* Denotes 2014 Notre Dame opponent

 

 

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February 6
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Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Fla. (D.B. Milne Field)
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February 13
12:00 PM
Stanford
Notre Dame, Ind. (Loftus Sports Center)

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February 21
12:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

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February 26
7:00 PM
Colorado
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

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February 28
12:00 PM
California
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

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March 5
2:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (UofL Lacrosse Stadium)

ESPN3
March 8
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Thompson Field)
March 9
3:00 PM
Liberty
Blacksburg, Va. (Thompson Field)
March 13
1:00 PM
Princeton
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

ESPN3
March 19
2:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

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March 26
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

ESPN3
March 28
3:00 PM
Marquette
Milwaukee, Wis. (Valley Fields)
April 3
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Fetzer Field)
April 10
2:00 PM
Northwestern
Evanston, Ill. (Lakeside Field)
April 16
12:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

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April 18
4:00 PM
USC
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

ESPN3
April 23
3:00 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio (Owens Memorial Stadium)
April 28
TBA
ACC Quarterfinals
Blacksburg, Va. (Thompson Field)

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April 29
TBA
ACC Semifinals
Blacksburg, Va. (Thompson Field)

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May 1
TBA
ACC Final
Blacksburg, Va. (Thompson Field)

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May 13
TBA
NCAA First Round
TBA Campus Sites
May 15
TBA
NCAA Second Round
TBA Campus Sites
May 21
TBA
NCAA Quarterfinals
TBA Campus Sites
May 27
TBA
NCAA Semifinals
Chester, Pa. (PPL Park)
May 29
TBA
NCAA Final
Chester, Pa. (PPL Park)

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