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2021-2022 Women's DI-III College Lacrosse Season
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Please use this thread to discuss the 2022 Women's DI-III College Lacrosse Season


Previous Posts from the 2021-2022 College Season thread:

Who wins it this year? Does North repeat as Tew winner? What players emerge to lead teams vs last year? Who will lead the freshmen class(lots of redshirts last year)?


Comes down to who wins the duel between Hall and Moreno. Great goalie play making a difference in the tourney in a key spot has been the key to the last two champs (Megan Taylor and UMD in 2019 and Rachel Hall as discussed here).

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Who wins it this year? Does North repeat as Tew winner? What players emerge to lead teams vs last year? Who will lead the freshmen class(lots of redshirts last year)?

It is doubtful that BC Repeats as Champions.

I think UNC is the favorite, regardless of the rankings.

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Would be shocked if both UNC and BC don't make the Final Four. Would also be shocked if either Cuse, UNC or BC don't win it all. It comes down to who gets hot down the stretch of the season. UNC as always will have the best talent but do they play unselfishly as a team and can they overcome their average coaching?

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Originally Posted by TheBackOfTheCage
Please use this thread to discuss the 2022 Women's DI-III College Lacrosse Season


Previous Posts from the 2021-2022 College Season thread:

Who wins it this year? Does North repeat as Tew winner? What players emerge to lead teams vs last year? Who will lead the freshmen class(lots of redshirts last year)?


Comes down to who wins the duel between Hall and Moreno. Great goalie play making a difference in the tourney in a key spot has been the key to the last two champs (Megan Taylor and UMD in 2019 and Rachel Hall as discussed here).

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Who wins it this year? Does North repeat as Tew winner? What players emerge to lead teams vs last year? Who will lead the freshmen class(lots of redshirts last year)?

It is doubtful that BC Repeats as Champions.

I think UNC is the favorite, regardless of the rankings.

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Would be shocked if both UNC and BC don't make the Final Four. Would also be shocked if either Cuse, UNC or BC don't win it all. It comes down to who gets hot down the stretch of the season. UNC as always will have the best talent but do they play unselfishly as a team and can they overcome their average coaching?

Syracuse will not be in the Final Four, North Carolina does not always have the most talent, UNC is very unselfish, UNC coaching will above average.

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16 of the best programs over the past 10 years are in the preseason Top 20 and 16 of the best 22 programs over the past 5 years are in the preseason top 20. UConn, Jacksonville, Drexel and Rutgers are the only new comers or non traditional Top 20 programs that are getting some attention due to their performance in 2021. I do not believe any of those teams except Rutgers would have finish in the Top 20 last year if the Ivy's were in action and the BIG 10 played out of conference games.

Conclusion, the game has grown, the athleticism and skills have improved across the board but in the end the majority of the best players tend to go to the traditional Top 20 programs. Going forward I think Clemson will become competitive quickly, Michigan will continue to be a Top 20 program, Dartmouth will continue to push Princeton and Penn and will most likely be the third IVY to consistently be ranked and make the tournament. USC should be back in the Top 20. Drexel did look good last year but they lost their coach so who knows. Not sure what the deal is at Penn State they had a strong freshmen class last year but they lost some players. Has Duke stopped their slide? Will the Blue Devils be back to being a Top 10 Program? Does Maryland get back to the Final Four? Can BC repeat? Will first year Syracuse Coach guide The Orange to The Final Four? Will the Ivy's be rusty after being off for so long? Don't think Stony Brook will be Top 5 at the end of the Season.

Anyone have a dark horse they think will surprise?

Good luck to all.

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DIVISION I WOMEN’S PRESEASON TOP 20

​​1. Boston College
2. North Carolina
3. Syracuse
4. Northwestern
5. Stony Brook
6. Maryland
7. Notre Dame
8. Duke
9. Loyola
10. Florida
11. Virginia
12. James Madison
13. Princeton
14. Stanford
15. Denver
16. Rutgers
17. Drexel
18. Jacksonville
19. UConn
20. Penn

Also considered (alphabetical order): Johns Hopkins, Louisville, Michigan, Penn State, Richmond, Temple



Below is cut and paste from previous thread ...

looking back over the past 10 seasons not a lot has changed. There have been a total of 40 programs that have finished the season ranked in the Top 20.

20 programs have finished the season ranked in the Top 20 five times or more over the past 10 seasons. They are:

10 - UNC
10 - Maryland
10 - Boston College
10 - Northwestern
10 - Florida
10 - Virginia
10 - Syracuse
10 - Princeton (actual 9, they did not compete in 2021 but no reason to believe they would not have been top 20)
10 - Penn (see Princeton above :-) )

9 - Stony Brook
9 - Notre Dame

8 - Loyola

7 - Penn State
7 - UMass

6 - Duke
6 - JMU
6 - Denver

5 - Stanford
5 - Dartmouth
5 - Hopkins

Several teams have finished 1 X and some others 2 or 3 times but none are consistently ranked.

Looking at just the past 5 seasons not much has changed...

36 programs have finished the season ranked in the Top 20 over the past 5 years.

22 of those programs have finished in the Top 20 more than once during that 5 years. They are:

5 - UNC
5 - Maryland
5 - Boston College
5 - Northwestern
5 - Florida
5 - Virginia
5 - Syracuse
5 - Princeton (see above)
5 - Penn ( see above)
5 - JMU
5 - Stony Brook

4 - Notre Dame
4 - Loyola
4 - Denver

3 - UMass
3 - Navy
3 - Colorado

3 - Dartmouth (see Penn and Princeton above)

2 - Stanford
2 - Michigan
2 - USC
2 - Duke

Penn State and Hopkins have fallen off a bit while Navy, Colorado, USC and Michigan appear to be on the rise.

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In the first couple weekends we should know a lot about the old guard, and most importantly know if there will be some new challengers. SU v Stanford, NW v BC, UNC v JMU to name a few.

I also think Duke and Princeton are going to be much improved.

Who are the surprise players that need to step up for teams to win-we know North, Smith, Hall , Ortega, Masteroni, trenchard, Carney, Cooper, Hawyschuck, Scane, Sears, Donovan, Jenner, All these players have to play well we know even for team to have a chance.

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Very well said. Beginning of season will say a lot about how teams stack up in 2022. The Big 3 of UNC, Cuse and BC have a clear edge based on performance last year and talent returning. But each also have a few key questions that have to be answered. All 3 great on the draw. Cuse is so talented on the offensive side of ball but how will playing philosophy change under Treanor and Kent. They also lost few key defenders in Simpkins and Defliese and have a new goalie. UNC absolutely loaded with talent all over the field but how well will ball move on offense with loss of Hoeg. They also lost 3 great defenders and added a few new middies in Aldave and Dirk's so chemistry might take a while to develop. Lots of alphas on offense at UNC - will they play "me ball" or will they gel especially in the big games. BC midlfield was a bit thin last year and they lost Court Weeks. They also lost Urbank who was one of best all-round attackers in the game. Do think their defense will be very good this year. Think teams like Florida, ND and SB take a step back this year. See Princeton, Duke, MD rounding out the Top 6 but will take time for them to prove themselves based on strength of schedule.

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In the first couple weekends we should know a lot about the old guard, and most importantly know if there will be some new challengers. SU v Stanford, NW v BC, UNC v JMU to name a few.

I also think Duke and Princeton are going to be much improved.

Who are the surprise players that need to step up for teams to win-we know North, Smith, Hall , Ortega, Masteroni, trenchard, Carney, Cooper, Hawyschuck, Scane, Sears, Donovan, Jenner, All these players have to play well we know even for team to have a chance.

If last year taught us anything, it is that it’s a long season and you have to let it play out. Nobody would have predicted BC winning early in the season when they were blown out by UNC and Syracuse. I would love to see some non traditional programs make some noise but I think we will see many of the usual teams in the Top 10.

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Very well said. Beginning of season will say a lot about how teams stack up in 2022. The Big 3 of UNC, Cuse and BC have a clear edge based on performance last year and talent returning. But each also have a few key questions that have to be answered. All 3 great on the draw. Cuse is so talented on the offensive side of ball but how will playing philosophy change under Treanor and Kent. They also lost few key defenders in Simpkins and Defliese and have a new goalie. UNC absolutely loaded with talent all over the field but how well will ball move on offense with loss of Hoeg. They also lost 3 great defenders and added a few new middies in Aldave and Dirk's so chemistry might take a while to develop. Lots of alphas on offense at UNC - will they play "me ball" or will they gel especially in the big games. BC midlfield was a bit thin last year and they lost Court Weeks. They also lost Urbank who was one of best all-round attackers in the game. Do think their defense will be very good this year. Think teams like Florida, ND and SB take a step back this year. See Princeton, Duke, MD rounding out the Top 6 but will take time for them to prove themselves based on strength of schedule.

Northwestern will be in the mix.

As for the strength of schedule for Princeton, Duke and Maryland they all play relatively tough schedules. However, Duke does have a weak out of conference but obviously their ACC schedule is very difficult.

Here are there OOC schedules for Princeton, Duke and Maryland:

Princeton - Virginia, Temple, USC, San Diego State, Penn State, Loyola, Stony Brook, Maryland.

Maryland - St Josephs, Florida, Delaware, William & Mary, Villanova, JMU, Georgetown, Princeton.

Duke - Gardner Webb, Elon, William & Mary, High Point, Wofford, East Carolina, Penn, Davidson, Liberty.

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Very well said. Beginning of season will say a lot about how teams stack up in 2022. The Big 3 of UNC, Cuse and BC have a clear edge based on performance last year and talent returning. But each also have a few key questions that have to be answered. All 3 great on the draw. Cuse is so talented on the offensive side of ball but how will playing philosophy change under Treanor and Kent. They also lost few key defenders in Simpkins and Defliese and have a new goalie. UNC absolutely loaded with talent all over the field but how well will ball move on offense with loss of Hoeg. They also lost 3 great defenders and added a few new middies in Aldave and Dirk's so chemistry might take a while to develop. Lots of alphas on offense at UNC - will they play "me ball" or will they gel especially in the big games. BC midlfield was a bit thin last year and they lost Court Weeks. They also lost Urbank who was one of best all-round attackers in the game. Do think their defense will be very good this year. Think teams like Florida, ND and SB take a step back this year. See Princeton, Duke, MD rounding out the Top 6 but will take time for them to prove themselves based on strength of schedule.

Northwestern will be in the mix.

As for the strength of schedule for Princeton, Duke and Maryland they all play relatively tough schedules. However, Duke does have a weak out of conference but obviously their ACC schedule is very difficult.

Here are there OOC schedules for Princeton, Duke and Maryland:

Princeton - Virginia, Temple, USC, San Diego State, Penn State, Loyola, Stony Brook, Maryland.

Maryland - St Josephs, Florida, Delaware, William & Mary, Villanova, JMU, Georgetown, Princeton.

Duke - Gardner Webb, Elon, William & Mary, High Point, Wofford, East Carolina, Penn, Davidson, Liberty.

Notre Dame has been guilty of having a weak out of conference schedule in recent years but I think this years OOC schedule is Okay.

Stony Brook has really improved their out of conference schedule over the years , 2022 might be the toughest OOC ever. Should be interesting to see how they do.

With the addition of Pitt and Clemson ACC teams will have fewer OCC games on their schedule in the future.

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