March 24, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The Loyola University Maryland men's lacrosse team has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in both the Warrior Media and USILA Coaches' polls released this morning. This marks the third straight season that Loyola has been ranked No. 1 for at least one week.
The Greyhounds become the first Patriot League program to achieve a No. 1 national ranking in men's lacrosse and the first team in any sport to achieve that distinction since Holy Cross was ranked No. 1 in the final 1987 NCAA Division I-AA football regular season poll.
After opening the season with a 14-13 overtime loss at then-No. 7 Virginia, Loyola has reeled off eight straight victories -- including wins over nationally-ranked Penn State, Lehigh and Duke.
Loyola is 4-0 in Patriot League play this season, one game in front of No. 17/19 Colgate and No. 20 Army in the League standings. They Greyhounds defeated Army 7-6 on March 15 and will travel to Hamilton, N.Y. for a showdown against Colgate on Saturday.