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Florida is the only AAC team to rank on both Inside Lacrosse’s and Nike’s preseason polls.
The Florida Gators lacrosse team will be joined by seven new players in the fall of 2021 as their recruiting class has been finalized.
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It started with her — and the game’s — first goal.
The Gators fell to a three-way tie for seventh in Monday's edition of the Inside Lacrosse Maverik Women's Division I Media Poll.
For 15 minutes, it appeared High Point would maintain steady control of Saturday’s game. Florida’s defense couldn’t find an answer to the Panthers’ repeated counter-attacks, and the offense struggled to evade pressure early-on.
It was a week of highs and lows for the Gators.
The Gators dropped to eighth in the most recent Inside Lacrosse Maverik Women’s Division I Media Poll after their 17-6 drubbing at the hands of Loyola-Maryland Saturday at home.
It was a slow and methodical breakdown, Saturday against Loyola Maryland.
When all else failed, Florida turned to junior midfielder Shannon Kavanagh, its hero of games past. But even Superman lost a battle, and as No. 10 Loyola limited Kavanagh’s production, her team also suffered through kryptonite-induced weakness.
Neither Buffaloes nor Terrapins have been able to stand in the way of the No. 3 Gators’ path this season.
Following back-to-back wins against top-25 opponents, including this weekend’s upset win over No. 2 Maryland, the Gators rose nine spots to third in the Inside Lacrosse Poll. They also came in at No. 4 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll.