UAlbany Communications and Marketing Women's lacrosse ranked No. 24 in IWLCA Pre-Season Poll UAlbany Sports Information 01-29-2018 Related Links IWLCA Preseason Coaches Poll Sign Up For Free Email Updates ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany women’s lacrosse team is ranked No. 24 in the IWLCA Division I Coaches Pre-Season Poll, which was announced Monday, Jan. 29. The Great Danes, who open their season Saturday, Feb. 17, at Yale, are one of two America East teams ranked in the poll. Stony Brook is No. 2, behind reigning national champion Maryland. UAlbany was ranked No. 18 in the Inside Lacrosse Preseason Poll, which was announced in December. The Great Danes’ schedule includes three teams ranked in IWLCA poll top 10: No. 2 Stony Brook (April 28), No. 4 Penn State (March 11) and No. 7 Syracuse (Feb. 22). The first regular-season IWLCA Division I Coaches Poll will be announced Feb. 19. UAlbany is coming off a 12-6 season (5-1 America East) that included a seventh consecutive appearance in the conference championship game and an at-large NCAA Tournament berth.