First-Time Champ UIndy No. 1 in Final Nike/USA Lacrosse D-II Women's Top 20

PHOTO BY SOPHIA SCHELLER


Indianapolis, which spent virtually the entire season as the second-ranked team in the country, earned the top spot in the final Nike/USA Lacrosse Division II Women’s Top 20 after winning its first national championship.

UIndy (22-1) defeated No. 2 East Stroudsburg 11-9 in the 2022 NCAA final on May 22 in St. Charles, Mo., to claim the NCAA trophy in just its seventh year as a varsity program.

The Greyhounds’ NCAA tournament run featured wins over No. 12 Lindenwood, No. 7 Grand Valley State, No. 4 Adelphi and finally ESU to claim the title. UIndy capped its season with a school-record 17-game winning streak and a season record for most wins.

East Stroudsburg (20-2) climbed two spots in the final poll after making its first championship game appearance in the program’s 58-year history. The Warriors handed undefeated Queens its only loss of the year with a 13-12 overtime victory in the national semifinals.

Rounding out the top five behind UIndy and East Stroudsburg are No. 3 Queens (21-1); No. 4 Adelphi (18-3), which jumped four spots in the final ranking after advancing to the national semifinals; and No. 5 Regis (19-1), which joined Queens as the only other undefeated team entering the regionals.

Three teams that finished the year among the top 12 in the country (Queens, No. 8 Stonehill, and No. 12 Lindenwood) are leaving the NCAA Division II ranks and reclassifying as Division I programs for next season.






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NIKE/USA LACROSSE
DIVISION II WOMEN'S TOP 20

 
June 6, 2022

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1

Indianapolis

22-1

 2

Season complete

2

East Stroudsburg

20-2

 4

Season complete

3

Queens

21-1

 1

Season complete

4

Adelphi

18-3

 8

Season complete

5

Regis

19-1

 3

Season complete

6

West Chester

17-3

 5

Season complete

7

Grand Valley State

19-2

 6

Season complete

8

Stonehill

18-3

 7

Season complete

9

Florida Southern

16-4

 9

Season complete

10

Le Moyne

15-6

10

Season complete

11

Seton Hill

14-5

11

Season complete

12

Lindenwood

15-5

12

Season complete

13

Mercy

14-5

13

Season complete

14

Pace

14-5

14

Season complete

15

Tampa

11-8

15

Season complete

16

Rollins

13-4

16

Season complete

17

Lynn

13-4

17

Season complete

18

Embry-Riddle

13-4

18

Season complete

19

Wingate

15-5

19

Season complete

20

Colorado Mesa

13-6

20

Season complete

Also considered (alphabetical order): Davenport (13-6), Florida Tech (9-5), IUP (12-6), Mercyhurst (14-5), Millersville (12-6), Mount Olive (14-5), Roberts Wesleyan (9-6)

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