With Penn State's men's lacrosse team ranked No. 1 in the US Lacrosse Magazine poll and the USILA Coaches poll, their fellow squad is also making a national statement. The Nittany Lions' women's lacrosse is currently ranked No. 5 nationally in the Inside Lacrosse poll with an impressive 10-1 overall record and 2-0 record in Big Ten play with wins over Rutgers and Johns Hopkins (which plays in the Big Ten for both women's and men's lacrosse).
The Lions already have and impressive set of victories with wins over No. 7 Cornell, No. 8 Princeton, No. 14 Towson and No. 20 Johns Hopkins. Their sole loss comes at the hands of No. 4 Colorado, which is currently undefeated and has the top national scoring margin with 9.7 goals per game.
On the season PSU has outshot opponents 365 to 275 and outscored opponents 161 to 104, averaging 14.6 goals per game, good for 10th best nationally. PSU's scoring production has largely been paced by sophomore Madison Carter from Davidsonville, Maryland, who is averaging 3.6 goals per game, which is seven best nationally. Senior Steph Lazo (pictured above), from Stevensville, Maryland, is also in the top 50 scorers nationally at No. 38, averaging 2.9 goals per game.
Although Maryland (9-0, 1-0) is No. 1 nationally, Penn State currently leads the Big Ten with a 2-0 conference record. The teams square off on April 20 at University Park.
Next up the Lions face Drexel on Wednesday, March 29 at 4:00 pm in Philadelphia.
Penn State's remaining schedule is:
March 29: @ Drexel
April 1: Ohio State
April 8: Virginia (No. 17)
April 13: @ Northwestern (No. 19)
April 20: Maryland (No. 1)
April 30: @ Michigan
The Big Ten Tournament starts on May 4 at Maryland.