For the first time in program history of the Division I era, the Towson University men’s lacrosse team was voted first in all-three national polls.
Towson (4-0) jumped up to the top spot in all three polls following a 12-10 win over then-No. 1 Loyola on February 27, 2019 at Johnny Unitas ® Stadium.
In the USILA Warrior/New Balance Division I Coaches’ Poll, the Tigers earned the number one slot by way of 373 points and 14 first-place votes. Loyola was ranked second with 333 points, one spot ahead of an upcoming Tiger for, Cornell, which garnered 324 points and four first-place nods. Yale and Duke finished fourth and fifth, respectively, with 315 points and 297 points. Duke collected the remaining first-place nod.
Towson also collected the number one spot in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll with 553 points, including 25 of the 28 first-place nods. Cornell was second with 491 points and the outstanding first-place selections. Loyola (463) was ranked third while Penn State (444) and Yale (444) tied for fourth.
The Nike/US Lacrosse Magazine Top 20 saw Towson at the top, followed by Cornell, Yale, Loyola and Maryland.
Towson will play a pair of games the week of March 4, 2019 at The Crown Lacrosse Event in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event will feature three top-five teams as Towson opens action on Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. against Jacksonville (1-4). The Tigers cap the Crown Lacrosse Event on March 10, 2019 with a 1 p.m. showdown against No. 3/No. 2 Cornell.
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Source: Towson University