Feb. 22, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola College women's lacrosse team was picked ninth in a pre-season coaches poll conducted by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association. The Greyhounds open the 2005 season by hosting UMBC on March 1.
Loyola, under the direction of first-year head coach Kerri O'Day, spent all of the 2004 season nationally ranked. The Greyhounds finished the season with an overall record of 14-4 and ranked fourth in the country. They competed in their 13th national tournament by earning an at-large bid.
The 2004 national champion Virginia and runner up Princeton earned the one and two spot respectively in the poll. Duke, Georgetown and Northwestern round out the top five spots. Local teams Johns Hopkins and Maryland earned spots six and seven. Norht Carolina came out just ahead of Loyola at eight and Dartmouth rounded out the Top 10.