Women's Lacrosse Ranked In Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Poll
By ODU Athletics
Jan. 18, 2002
NORFOLK, VA -- The 2002 edition of the Old Dominion women's lacrosse team was ranked 18th in Lacrosse Magazine's annual poll of the nation's collegiate coaches. Defending national champion Maryland received the top spot, while Duke and Princeton place second and third respectively.
The Old Dominion women's lacrosse team returns 17 letterwinners and nine starters back tot the field in 2002. Returning will be the team's top two leading scores in junior midfielder Suzanne Wosczyna (Phoenixville, PA) and senior Jennifer Heister (Fayetteville, NY). Wosczyna led all Lady Monarchs in both points (60) and goals scored (48), while Heister recorded 44 points on 36 goals and eight assists.
Seven of the Lady Moanrch's adversaries this season are ranked among the Top 20 in the poll, including Loyola (5th), Virginia (7th), James Madison (8th), William and Mary (13th), Hofstra (15th), Delaware (19th), and Boston University (20th).
The Lady Monarchs open the 2002 season at American on Saturday, March 2nd. Their home opener on Foreman Field will take place on Saturday, March 9th against CAA newcomer Delaware.
Lacrosse Magazine is the official publication of US Lacrosse, the nation governing body for the sport of lacrosse.
LACROSSE MAGAZINE 2002 PRESEASON RANKINGS
1. Maryland (14) 445 2. Duke (5) 415 3. Princeton (3) 410 4. Georgetown 378 5. Loyola 352 6. North Carolina (1) 348 7. Virginia 325 8. James Madison 314 9. Dartmouth 308 10. Syracuse 234 11. Cornell 214 12. Penn State 176 13. William and Mary 172 14. Johns Hopkins 112 15. Hofstra 111 16. Yale 90 17. Notre Dame 82 18. Old Dominion 71 19. Delaware 70 20. Boston University 69