March 17, 2010
Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford women's lacrosse team moved to No. 9 in the IWLCA national poll this week, the highest in program history. The Cardinal is off to a 4-2 start to the season, including wins over a pair of ranked opponents (Ohio State and Vanderbilt).
The ranking continues to show the progress of the Stanford lacrosse program becoming one of the nation's elite. Already the top program in the West, Stanford is looking to join the elite group of teams in a sport dominated by East Coast schools.
Stanford has won five consecutive MPSF titles, but only advanced to one NCAA tournament in 2006. This season the MPSF champion will receive and automatic bid to a play-in game of the NCAA tournament.
Next up for the Cardinal will be a Monday matinee with Cincinnati. Stanford is coming off the dead week and finals break and has not played since March 7, a 14-9 win over Vanderbilt. Stanford will take on the Bearcats on Monday, March 22, at 1 p.m. at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.
Cincinnati is off to a 2-1 start, including a recent 18-4 victory over Presbyterian College. The Bearcats will face Stanford in the second game of a four game West Coast swing that also includes tilts with Oregon, Fresno State and Saint Mary's.
It will be the first matchup in lacrosse between Stanford and Cincinnati. The game will be broadcast via webcast on gostanford.com. As always, Stanford lacrosse home games are free admission.