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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.

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

 

 

Event Calendar

Delta

January 15
10:00 AM
Team USA
Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy)
February 5
1:00 PM
Northwestern
Notre Dame, Ind. (Loftus Sports Center)
February 10
7:00 PM
Liberty
Notre Dame, Ind. (Loftus Sports Center)
February 11
3:00 PM
Detroit
Notre Dame, Ind. (Loftus Sports Center)
February 14
7:00 PM
Marquette
Notre Dame, Ind. (Loftus Sports Center)
February 18
1:00 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich. (TBD)
February 23
6:00 PM
Elon
Burlington, N.C. (Rudd Field)
February 26
12:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Koskinen Stadium)
March 4
1:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)
March 7
7:00 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)
March 11
1:00 PM
Princeton
Princeton, N.J. (Alumni Stadium)
March 15
4:00 PM
Towson
Towson, Md. (Johnny Unitas Stadium)
March 18
12:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (Klockner Stadium)
March 26
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Carrier Dome)
April 2
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)
April 6
1:00 PM
Kennesaw State
Atlanta, Ga. (Fifth Third Bank Stadium)
April 15
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)
April 22
12:00 PM
Boston College
Newton, Mass. (Newton Campus Lax & Soccer Field)
April 27
TBA
ACC Tournament
Richmond, Va. (Sports Backer Stadium)
April 28
TBA
ACC Tournament
Richmond, Va. (Sports Backer Stadium)
April 29
TBA
ACC Tournament
Richmond, Va. (Sports Backer Stadium)
April 30
TBA
ACC Tournament
Richmond, Va. (Sports Backer Stadium)
May 12
TBA
NCAA First Round
TBD
May 14
TBA
NCAA Second Round
TBD
May 20
TBA
NCAA Elite Eight
TBD
May 21
TBA
NCAA Elite Eight
TBD
May 26
TBA
NCAA Final Four
Foxboro, Mass. (Gillette Stadium)
May 28
TBA
NCAA Final Four
Foxboro, Mass. (Gillette Stadium)

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