BALTIMORE, Md. - The Catholic University women's lacrosse team has been ranked at No. 9 by Inside Lacrosse in its 2020 Face-Off Yearbook which is available for pre-order and will be released later this month.
Last month, Catholic was ranked at No. 11 in the US Lacrosse Division III Women's Preseason Top 20 Poll.
The Cardinals tied the school record for wins with 17 and advanced to the NCAA regional semifinals for the fifth-straight year in 2019. They were ranked at No. 10 in the final IWLCA Division III Coaches Poll last season, marking the third time in the last five years that the team was ranked in the top 10.
Middlebury was ranked at No. 1 in the 2020 Face-Off Yearbook. Five of the teams mentioned in the poll appear on Catholic's 2020 schedule, including No. 2 Salisbury, No. 5 York (Pa.), No. 6 Franklin & Marshall, No. 7 Washington & Lee and No. 10 Bowdoin.
Catholic opens the 2020 season on the road at national runner-up Salisbury on Saturday, Feb. 22. The Cards' 2020 schedule will be released next week.