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NCAA Lacrosse: Notre Dame Women’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Michigan, North Carolina, Northwestern, Louisville, Stanford, Virginia, Duke, Ohio State And Syracuse

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An ambitious slate that includes all four of last year’s final four participants awaits Notre Dame head women’s lacrosse coach Christine Halfpenny’s squad in 2014 as it vaults into the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Seven of the eight teams in the ACC (including the Irish) qualified for last year’s NCAA Tournament. In addition to facing each of the other six, Notre Dame will play three more 2013 NCAA Tournament participants in its non-conference schedule for a total of nine. Eight of those nine teams also finished the 2013 season ranked in the top 14 of the final Top 20 IWLCA coaches’ poll.

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NCAA Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Women’s Top 20” Ranks North Carolina #1 Followed By Maryland, Syracuse, Northwestern And Florida

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Breaking through for its first NCAA title with a thrilling 13-12 win over rival Maryland in triple overtime, North Carolina will begin 2014 as the No. 1 team in Lacrosse Magazine’s NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse preseason rankings.
With most of the defense returning, including first-team All-American Sloane Serpe and offensive All-Americans Abbey Friend (attack) and Brittney Coppa (midfield), Tar Heels coach Jenny Levy has a full cupboard for the championship defense this spring.
The 2013 runner-up Terrapins, a game short of perfection (22-1), come in at No. 2 to begin the spring, with NCAA semifinalists Syracuse (No. 3) and Northwestern (No. 4) expected to return to form as well and challenge for the championship.

Lacrosse Magazine NCAA Division I Women’s Preseason Top 20

1. North Carolina
2. Maryland
3. Syracuse
4. Northwestern
5. Florida
6. Duke
7. Virginia
8. Penn State
9. Georgetown
10. Loyola
11. Notre Dame
12. Stony Brook
13. Penn
14. Stanford
15. Towson
16. UMass
17. Denver
18. Navy
19. Princeton
20. Boston College