Feb. 5, 2013
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Boston University women’s lacrosse team has been picked to finish second in the America East standings, the conference office announced on Tuesday afternoon.
The Terriers won the regular season title outright in 2012 and are predicted to tie for second place with Albany, the 2012 America East tournament champions. Both teams received 29 points while Albany earned two first-place votes compared to BU’s one.
Stony Book finished first in the poll and garnered 33 points and three first-place votes from the league’s head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own team. UMBC received one first-place vote and 19 points to finish fourth while Vermont (17 points), New Hampshire (13) and Binghamton (7) round out the poll.
BU was a perfect 6-0 against league opponents last season to claim its third regular-season title in four years and sixth overall conference crown.
The Terriers return 16 letter winners from last year’s squad, including two-time America East All-Conference First Team honoree and 2012 IWLCA All-American third team member Danielle Etrasco and 2012 Rookie of the Year Mallory Collins. Etrasco led BU last season with 55 goals and 76 points while Collins led America East rookies in goals (45) and points (53).
The Terriers begin the 2013 campaign on Wednesday, Feb. 27, when they host Massachusetts on Nickerson Field. Opening draw is set for 3 p.m.