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RETRIEVERS PICKED THIRD IN AMERICA EAST PRESEASON WOMEN’S LACROSSE POLL
First-year head coach Courtney Connor's Retrievers were picked to finish third in the America East in the 2006 Coaches' Poll.
Boston-The UMBC women’s lacrosse team was picked to finish third in the 2006 America East Preseason Coaches’ Poll, receiving 36 points in a vote of the league’s head women’s lacrosse coaches.
Under the direction of first-year head coach Courtney Connor, the Retrievers will look to return to the America East Championship for the third straight year after joining the conference in 2004. The top four teams in the conference advance to the tournament, with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship.
UMBC has never made it past the semifinal round of the league tournament, falling to
The Retrievers return eight starters and 15 players from the 2005 squad, including sophomore attacker Ali Levendusky (
The Retrievers open the season Feb. 18, hosting Howard at 2 p.m. at UMBC Stadium. Their first conference contest is March 26, when they host
East Preseason Coaches’ Poll America
School (1st-Place Votes) Points
(7) 49 Boston U.
38 New Hampshire
3. UMBC 36
4. Stony Brook 28