Feb. 24, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio – By a vote of the head coaches of the American Lacrosse Conference, the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team was selected to finish second in the preseason poll released Sunday. Vanderbilt was the top pick of the conference with 49 points and captured all seven first place votes. Ohio State had 40 points for second with Penn State selected third with 35 points. The Commodores won the 2002 ALC crown with a 6-0 league record. Ohio State, Penn State and Johns Hopkins finished in a tie for second place with 4-2 marks.

Ohio State (11-5 in 2002), nationally ranked No. 11 by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association preseason poll, opens the 2003 season by hosting Stanford (2-0) at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28

American Lacrosse Conference Preseason Rankings

Rank School Points 1. Vanderbilt (7) 49 2. Ohio State 40 3. Penn State 35 4. Johns Hopkins 30 5. Northwestern 18 6. Ohio 14 7. Davidson 10