Queens Leaps in Nike/USA Lacrosse Magazine Division II Men's Top 20

PHOTO COURTESY OF QUEENS (N.C.) ATHLETICS

Kealan Pilon had one goal and five assists against Mount Olive.


Le Moyne is the dominant team in Division II lacrosse, as evidenced by its 15-11 victory over Wingate on Sunday at Homewood Field. The Dolphins opened their season against the No. 2 team in the country and proved they’re just as much a threat as they have been for the past half-decade.

The No. 1 spot in this week’s Nike/USA Lacrosse Magazine Top 20 is accounted for, but there was movement behind Le Moyne. Tampa topped Lenoir-Rhyne in another top-10 battle, and UIndy got past Newberry last week, paving the way for both to move up.

The biggest upset of last week came when Queens dominated Mount Olive 16-6 behind six points from Kealan Pilon. Although the win counts as an upset according to rankings, the Royals actually own the 5-2 advantage historically against the Trojans.

NIKE/USA LACROSSE
DIVISION II MEN’S TOP 20

 
Feb. 21, 2022

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1

Le Moyne

1-0

1

2/26 vs. No. 6 Mercyhurst

2

Tampa

2-0

3

3/5 vs. No. 14 Frostburg

3

Mercy

1-0

4

2/22 vs. Georgian Court

4

UIndy

3-0

5

2/26 vs. No. 17 Seton Hill

5

Wingate

2-1

2

3/1 vs. No. 13 Mount Olive

6

Mercyhurst

0-1

8

2/21 vs. No. 15 Lewis

7

Saint Anselm

0-0

9

2/27 at Chestnut Hill

8

Limestone

3-0

11

2/26 vs. No. 10 Lindenwood

9

Adelphi

0-0

10

3/2 vs. Georgian Court

10

Lindenwood

1-0

12

2/26 at No. 8 Limestone

11

Lenoir-Rhyne

2-2

7

2/26 at Belmont Abbey

12

Queens (N.C.)

3-0

17

3/5 vs. Newberry

13

Mount Olive

2-1

6

2/26 vs. Rockhurst

14

Frostburg

0-0

13

2/26 vs. Lake Erie

15

Lewis

2-0

14

2/21 at No. 6 Mercyhurst

16

Pace

1-1

15

3/2 vs. Caldwell

17

Seton Hill

0-0

16

2/26 at No. 4 UIndy

18

Rollins

3-0

18

2/26 at Lynn

19

Bentley

1-0

N/A

3/6 at St. Michael's

20

Florida Tech

2-2

19

3/5 at No. 17 Seton Hill

Also considered (alphabetical order): Belmont Abbey, Colorado Mesa, Florida Southern, Lynn, Newberry, Rockhurst





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HOT

Queens (N.C.) (+5)

The Royals got off to a hot start and held the Mount Olive offense in check throughout. Through three games, the Queens offense ranks second in Division II with 18.5 goals per game.

Limestone (+3)

The Saints are looking like their high-powered offenses of the mid-2010s, pouring in 49 goals in three games. Limestone passed its first challenge with a 12-11 victory over Florida Southern, a game in which it scored the final three goals to come back.

NOT

Mount Olive (-7)

After dispatching Coker and Catawba, Mount Olive ran into a potent Queens offense and lost 16-6. The Trojans got off 35 shots but converted only six of those looks. Mount Olive also committed 24 turnovers.

IN

Bentley (No. 19)

Bentley joins the Top 20 thanks to a loss from Rockhurst and a few stumbles among teams on the outside looking in. The Falcons got their season started with a 13-4 win over Georgian Court and don’t play again until March 6 against St. Michael’s.

OUT

Rockhurst (was No. 20)

After a promising 2-0 start, Rockhurst was dominated by a common opponent in Lindenwood. The Great Lakes Valley Conference foe dropped 20 goals on Rockhurst, highlighted by a 7-0 third quarter.

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