By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)
It’s Monday, which means it is time for a brand new New England D3 Men’s Lacrosse Top 10 Poll.
Middlebury College takes over as our top team in the region following an opening round win this past weekend in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Tournament. The Panthers will take on third-ranked Trinity College this Saturday, May 5th in one of two semifinals – second-ranked Amherst College will take on fifth-ranked Bowdoin College. Both semifinals will occur in Middlebury, Vermont with each winner advancing to Sunday’s (May 6th) championship. The winner will secure the NESCAC’s automatic qualifier for the upcoming NCAA Tournament.
Springfield College was the biggest mover, jumping up three spots to the seven position after previously checking-in 10th one week ago. The Pride enter the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament as a third-seed, but will certainly be a team to watch. They will face Smith College in the opening round on Wednesday, May 6th.
Finally, Endicott College, MIT and Westfield State made their initial debut on our weekly Top 10 Poll – all three teams will certainly be squads to keep an eye on this week in their respective conference tournaments.
Stay connected with New England Professional, College and High School coverage on Twitter by following @Noontime_Lax.
Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 | Monday, Apr. 30th, 2018
|1. Middlebury College||14-2, 9-1 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 2|
|2. Amherst College||15-1, 9-1 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 1|
|3. Trinity College||11-5, 6-4 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 4|
|4. Tufts University||12-4, 8-2 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 3|
|5. Bowdoin College||12-4, 6-4 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 5|
|6. Wesleyan University||10-6, 6-4 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 6|
|7. Springfield College||12-5, 7-1 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 10|
|8. Endicott College||12-3, 8-0 CCC||Last Week: NR|
|9. MIT||11-5, 7-1 NEWMAC||Last Week: NR|
|10. Westfield State||15-2, 7-0 MASCAC||Last Week: NR|
ON THE RISE: Babson College (10-7, 7-1 NEWMAC), Framingham State (15-2, 6-1 MASCAC) and Johnson & Wales University (15-2, 10-0 GNAC).