Tampa Tops Final Nike/USA Lacrosse Division II Men's Top 20

PHOTO BY RICH BARNES


Tampa just completed one of the more dominant seasons in Division II history, cruising to the NCAA tournament and powering past Limestone and Mercy en route to an undefeated season. It was the first-ever title for Tampa, which won under first-year coach J.B. Clarke, who knows a thing or two about winning championships from his time at Limestone.

Naturally, Tampa ends the season at No. 1 in the Nike/USA Lacrosse Division II Men’s Top 20.

Mercy ends the season at No. 2 after a successful season under coach Jordan Levine, followed by a Limestone team that looked dominant at times but suffered a big loss to Tampa in the NCAA semifinals.

The biggest risers in the Division II rankings are Seton Hill, which topped Mercyhurst in the NCAA first round before falling to Mercy by a goal, and Le Moyne, which fell in double overtime to the Mavericks but topped Saint Anselm and Adelphi along the way.

The Spartans are the champions, but plenty of teams should come away happy with the outcome of their campaigns.






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NIKE/USA LACROSSE
DIVISION II MEN'S TOP 20

 
Final

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1

Tampa

21-0

1

Season complete

2

Mercy

16-2

2

Season complete

3

Limestone

17-3

5

Season complete

4

Le Moyne

16-4

7

Season complete

5

Lenoir-Rhyne

15-4

3

Season complete

6

Adelphi

15-2

4

Season complete

7

Wingate

13-5

8

Season complete

8

Lindenwood

12-4

6

Season complete

9

UIndy

14-4

9

Season complete

10

Seton Hill

13-7

14

Season complete

11

Mercyhurst

11-5

10

Season complete

12

Florida Southern

12-6

11

Season complete

13

Rollins

12-3

12

Season complete

14

Saint Anselm

10-6

13

Season complete

15

Florida Tech

10-6

15

Season complete

16

Wilmington

11-4

16

Season complete

17

Belmont Abbey

10-5

17

Season complete

18

Colorado Mesa

14-4

18

Season complete

19

Queens (N.C.)

12-5

19

Season complete

20

Westminster

10-4

20

Season complete

Also considered (alphabetical order): Anderson, Bentley, Lake Erie,  Lewis, Maryville, Mount Olive, Newberry, Roberts Wesleyan

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