UF lacrosse team makes IWLCA poll history

Published: Monday, April 25, 2011 at 2:57 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, April 25, 2011 at 2:57 p.m.

The Florida lacrosse team, despite having the past week off, has entered the top-two of the IWLCA poll for the first time in program history, the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced on Monday. Florida rose to the No. 2 spot, the highest rank for a second-year program in poll history.

The Gators' ascension to the No. 2 spot is one better than the No. 3 rank achieved by the North Carolina Tar Heels on April 7, 1997.

Maryland (17-0) remains at No. 1.

Tewaaraton nominee Kitty Cullen leads the nation in goals per game with 4.47 and has 73 points so far this season. She has 17 free position goals on the year and owns a .568 shooting percentage.

The Gators went undefeated at home (11-0) and in the ALC (5-0) en route to their first ALC regular-season title. Florida travels to Ithaca, N.Y. to face Cornell on Sunday for its regular-season finale. The ALC Tournament is May 5-7, when the Gators hold the No. 1 seed after clinching with their upset over then-No. 2 Northwestern.

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