Upheaval shakes top of Nike/USA Lacrosse Division II Men’s Top 20


Upheaval shakes top of Nike/USA Lacrosse Division II Men’s Top 20

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If you wanted chaos, you got it last week. That’s what makes the 2022 season stretch race so special. Three top 10 teams have dropped in the past seven days, leading to major changes to the Nike/USA Lacrosse Division II Men’s Top 20.

UIndy continued another strong season with a crucial win over Mercyhurst. Mercy beat Adelphi in a non-conference game, and Rockhurst beat Lindenwood in overtime of a GLVC battle.

Not to mention, we had two more ranked matchups (Rollins vs. Florida Tech and Saint Anselm vs. Pace) to shake up this week’s standings. We’re on a straight path into May, and for many the last week of the regular season, and the action is heating up.

NIKE/USA LACROSSE
DIVISION II TOP 20 MEN

April 25, 2022

W/L

Previous

Following

1

Tampa

16-0

1

4/28 vs. No. 12 Florida Tech

2

LeMoyne

13-1

2

4/26 vs. No. 9 Adelphi

3

Pity

11-1

3

4/30 in Frostburg

4

Limestone

14-1

6

4/29 against TBD

5

UIndy

13-1

8

4/29 vs. Lewis

6

Lenoir Rhyne

13-1

9

4/29 against TBD

7

Wingate

11-3

ten

4/26 against Catawba

8

mercyhurst

9-3

4

4/28 at Davis & Elkins

9

adelphi

12-1

5

4/26 at No. 2 Le Moyne

ten

Linden

10-3

7

4/29 against TBD

11

rollin

11-2

13

4/28 vs. No. 13 Florida Southern

12

Florida Technology

10-5

11

4/228 at No. 1 Tampa

13

South Florida

11-5

12

4/28 at No. 11 Rollins

14

Wilmington

10-3

15

4/28 against Dominican

15

Colorado Mesa

12-3

16

4/30 in Westminster

16

Saint Anselm

8-4

18

04/26 at the Assumption

17

Queens (NC)

11-4

17

4/26 against Newberry

18

Rockhurst

8-5

N / A

4/29 vs. No. 10 Lindenwood

19

Belmont Abbey

8-5

19

4/29 against TBD

20

Pace

11-3

14

To be determined

Also considered: Anderson, Bentley, Lake Erie, Lewis, Maryville, Mount Olive, Newberry, Roberts Wesleyan, Seton Hill


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WARM

Colorado Mesa (+1)

The Mavericks have won seven straight, including victories over CSU Pueblo and Adams State to improve to 12-3 overall. Colorado Mesa is atop the RMAC with a 5-0 record.

Pity

With an April 2 game with Mercyhurst postponed, Mercy needed another quality win heading into the NCAA Tournament. The Mavericks shut down Adelphi en route to a 10-6 victory on Tuesday.

UIndy (+3)

Outside of an overtime loss to Lindenwood in March, UIndy swept the GLVC. However, the Greyhounds scheduled Mercyhurst last weekend hoping for another quality win. UIndy held off a high powered attack and Drew Billig scored the final three to clinch another huge win.

DO NOT

Pace (-6)

The Setters had a solid season, but stumbled a bit in NE10 play. Losses to Le Moyne, Adelphi and now Saint Anselm have a 7-3 conference pace – good for the third seed in the conference tournament.

Basswood (-3)

The Lions were one of the hottest teams in the country in April, but the overtime loss to Rockhurst forces a triple tie for first place in the GLVC. It’s been a solid season for Lindenwood, but he missed a chance to seal the conference tournament seed.

NEW

Rockhurst (No. 18)

The 2022 season has been a rollercoaster ride for the Hawks, but Sam Lindahl’s overtime winner gave Rockhurst the 11-10 victory over Lindenwood – its biggest so far this year. This should be a fun conference tournament to watch.

OUTSIDE

Mount Olive (was No. 20)

Rockhurst’s victory over Lindenwood forced the Hawks into the top 20, and Mount Olive was the sacrifice of that move. The Trojans have won five straight games and could very well find themselves in the standings next week if they play in the Carolinas Conference Tournament.

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