D3 Lacrosse: Noontime Sports Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 (Monday, April 23rd)

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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.

Amherst College once again remains the top team in New England after a few important wins last week, including a 7-3 victory this past Saturday against Bates College. The Mammoths’ defense has been extremely impressive over the past few weeks, while the offense has provided multiple problems for opposing units. Amherst is averaging close to 14 goals per game.

Middlebury College swapped spots with Tufts University, checking-in second overall this week after appearing in the third position a week ago. The Panthers scored back-to-back wins this weekend over the Jumbos and Hamilton College – they will be the team to watch in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Tournament, which officially begins on Saturday, April 28th.

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Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 | Monday, Apr. 23rd 2018

1. Amherst College 13-1, 8-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Middlebury College 12-2, 8-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
3. Tufts University 11-3, 7-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
4. Trinity College 10-4, 6-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 4
5. Bowdoin College 11-3, 6-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6
6. Wesleyan University 9-5, 5-4 NESCAC Last Week: No. 5
7. Colby College 8-6, 3-6 NESCAC Last Week: No. 7
8. Bates College 7-7, 2-7 NESCAC Last Week: No. 8
9. Williams College 6-8, 2-7, NESCAC Last Week: No. 9
10. Springfield College 11-5, 6-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 10

ON THE RISE: Babson College (8-7, 5-1 NEWMAC), Endicott College (11-3, 7-0 CCC), Framingham State (12-2, 4-1 MASCAC), Hamilton College (5-9, 3-7 NESCAC), Johnson & Wales (12-2, 9-0 GNAC), MIT (9-5, 5-1 NEWMAC) and Roger Williams (12-3, 7-1 CCC).

D3 Lacrosse: Noontime Sports Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 (Monday, April 9th)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

It’s Monday, which means it is time for a brand new New England D3 Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 Poll.

Tufts University secured the top spot this week by winning its sixth-straight New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) contest last Saturday over Wesleyan University.

As of now, the Jumbos appear to be the front-runner in the conference, but they will face some challenges down the stretch, including Amherst College and Middlebury College.

The Panthers, who occupied the top spot in our weekly poll for the past few weeks, fell to the second position due to a recent setback to Colby College. The Mules returned to our poll after not appearing in the Top 10 one week ago.

Trinity College and Wesleyan rounded out the top five positions, while the Mules checked-in sixth overall with a 6-4 overall ledger. Similar to Tufts, the Blue and White (Colby) will face some challenging tests down the stretch, including an important match-up against Trinity in two weeks.

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Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 | Monday, April 9th, 2018

1. Tufts University 10-1, 6-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
2. Middlebury College 9-2, 5-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
3. Amherst College 9-1, 5-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
4. Trinity College 9-2, 5-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 5
5. Wesleyan University 7-4, 3-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 4
6. Colby College 6-4, 2-4 NESCAC Last Week: NR
7. Bowdoin College 8-3, 3-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6
8. Springfield College 7-5, 2-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 7
9. Hamilton College 4-6, 2-4 NESCAC Last Week: No. 8
10. Bates College 7-5, 2-5 NESCAC Last Week: No. 10

ON THE RISE: Babson College (6-5, 3-0 NEWMAC), Endicott College (8-3, 4-0 CCC), Roger Williams (8-3, 3-1 CCC) and Williams College (4-6, 1-5 NESCAC)

D3 Lacrosse: Noontime Sports Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 (Monday, March 26th)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

It’s Monday, which means it is time for a brand new New England D3 Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 Poll, which finds Middlebury College at the top followed by Tufts University and Trinity College. The Panthers, who were slotted in the second position last week, moved up one spot, along with the Jumbos, while the Bantams dropped two spots.

Amherst CollegeWesleyan University and Bowdoin College remained in the same portions from a week ago, while Colby College and Springfield College each moved up a spot to the seventh and eighth positions, respectively. The Camels enter a new week riding a three-game winning streak, which will be tested Tuesday, March 27th against Union College and Saturday, March 31st against Wesleyan.

Bates College and Hamilton College secured the final two positions on this week’s poll, while Williams College became the newest member to earn ON THE RISE mention.

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Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 | Monday, March 26th, 2018

1. Middlebury College 6-0, 4-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
2. Tufts University 5-1, 3-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
3. Trinity College  4-2, 2-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
4. Amherst College 7-0, 3-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 4 
5. Wesleyan University 6-1, 2-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 5
6. Bowdoin College 6-2, 2-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6 
7. Colby College 4-3, 1-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 8
8. Springfield College 5-3, 1-0 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 9 
9. Bates College 5-3, 1-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 10
10. Hamilton College 2-5, 1-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 7

ON THE RISE: Babson College (4-4, 1-0 NEWMAC), Endicott College (5-2, 1-0 CCC), Roger Williams (5-2, 1-0 CCC) and Williams College (3-4, 1-3 NESCAC)

D3 Lacrosse: Noontime Sports Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 (Monday, March 5th)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

A brand new season of NCAA Division III lacrosse has officially begun!

And similar to our basketball and football coverage this school year, we will be producing a weekly Top 10 New England D3 Lacrosse Poll every week, which can be seen both here (below!), as well as through our Facebook page and Twitter handle, too.

Here is our initial New England Women’s Lacrosse D3 Top 10 Poll for Monday, March 5th.

1. Middlebury College  2-0, 1-0 NESCAC
2. Trinity College  0-0, 0-0 NESCAC
 3. Tufts University  1-0, 1-0 NESCAC 
4. Colby College  0-1, 0-1 NESCAC
5. Hamilton College 0-1, 0-1 NESCAC
6. Bowdoin College   1-0, 1-0 NESCAC
7. Wesleyan University  1-0, 1-0 NESCAC
8. Amherst College  1-0, 1-0 NESCAC
9. Bates College  2-1, 0-1 NESCAC
10. Springfield College  2-1, 0-0 NEWMAC

ON THE RISE: Babson College (2-1, 0-0 NEWMAC), Endicott College (2-0, 0-0 CCC), Johnson & Wales (2-1, 0-0 GNAC), Plymouth State (1-1, 0-0 LEC) and Roger Williams (2-0, 0-0 CCC)

D3 Lax: Teams To Watch In New England Women’s Lacrosse This Spring

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

With a brand new season of New England D3 lacrosse underway – yes, a few non-New England schools have already competed at least once this season – it is time to dish out our women’s lacrosse teams to watch in each conference.


Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC): Endicott College will certainly be the favorite once again, but don’t sleep on Roger Williams or University of New England – both teams will certainly provide challenges to the Gulls, as well as the entire conference.


Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC): Can Johnson & Wales University continue its impressive run from a year ago? Sure, they may have graduated some key pieces to a historic season, but don’t overlook these Wildcats.

Additionally, keep an eye on Lasell College – the Lasers will certainly be a team that could challenge the Wildcats come late April/early May.


Little East Conference (LEC): Plymouth State secured six of seven first-place votes in this year’s preseason coaches poll, so once again, keep an eye on the Panthers. Additionally, keep an eye on both Eastern Connecticut State University and Keene State – two teams that will certainly challenge the Panthers for the top spot in the conference tournament.


Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC): Westfield State will again be the team to beat this spring, but what about Bridgewater State and Framingham State? Both teams could be in for an exciting spring and will provide challenges for the Owls, both in conference play and the tournament.


North Atlantic Conference (NAC): Can Castleton University make it back-to-back conference champions? Or maybe, we will see the Pilgrims of New England College earn a trip to the big dance? Both teams are scheduled to meet in late April – expect this contest to decide the top seed in the NAC Tournament.


New England Collegiate Conference (NECC): Elms College is certainly the favorite, but maybe this is the year Southern Vermont breaks through? Southern Vermont collected a pair of first-place votes on the preseason coaches poll and will certainly be a team to watch this spring.


New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC): Colby College will have a target on its back after winning the NESCAC crown last year, but don’t overlook Hamilton CollegeMiddlebury CollegeTrinity College and Tufts University. Additionally, let’s not forget about Amherst College, too – they will provide challenges for all five squads listed above.


New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC): Babson College will be the favorite, but keep an eye on MIT and Springfield College – both teams will be in for exciting springs. Additionally, one shouldn’t sleep on Wheaton College or Wellesley College – both teams tied for fourth on the preseason coaches’ poll.