The IWLCA Division I Women’s Rankings were released earlier today. Maryland is currently 17-1 and is ranked #1, receiving 15 first place votes. Northwestern is ranked #2 with a 15-1 overall record, and received 5 first place votes. The complete rankings are below, which include authors who have produced instructional lacrosse DVDs with Championship Productions:
2. Northwestern (Coached by Kelly Amonte Hiller)
3. North Carolina
7. James Madison
11. Syracuse (Coached by Gary Gait)
13. Loyola (Md.)
14. Notre Dame
17. Penn State
19. Albany (NY)
20. Johns Hopkins
The most recent IWLCA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Rankings were released on 3/1/2010. Defending NCAA champion, Northwestern University, is ranked #1 and received 397 points. Northwestern is led by Kelly Amonte Hiller, who has guided the Wildcats to 5 straight NCAA Championships and owns a 21-1 record in the NCAA Tournament.
Kelly Amonte Hiller, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, guided Northwestern past North Carolina 21-7 in the 2009 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship final held at Towson’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. The Wildcats finished with a perfect 23-0 record and captured their fifth straight NCAA lacrosse championship. Northwestern is only two titles away from matching Maryland’s run at seven straight championships (1995-2001), and the Wildcats became just the ninth team to complete a title run with an undefeated record.