Men's Lacrosse Ranked No. 1 in Media Poll

March 20, 2017

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – After starting the season 8-0, Rutgers men’s lacrosse is ranked No. 1 in the nation following the release of the Maverik Media Poll on Monday.

The Scarlet Knights have opened the season with eight-straight wins, beginning a year 8-0 for the first time since 1955. With a ninth victory, Rutgers will set the record for the best start to a season in program history. RU is one of four unbeaten teams remaining in the nation.

Rutgers has defeated three ranked teams this season (No. 19 Brown, No. 14 Stony Brook, No. 15 Princeton). RU also defeated Army (currently No. 8) and Fairfield (preseason No. 20) this season. 

“It’s a great accomplishment," head coach Brian Brecht said. "It’s great for our institution and all our alumni have been playing lacrosse here for the 100 seasons that we’re celebrating this year. But there is still a lot of lacrosse left and we’re certainly excited to focus on Delaware this week and get ready for each day of practice.”

The No. 1 ranking represents the first Rutgers team to earn a top ranking since the men’s soccer program was ranked No. 1 in 1995 in the Soccer America preseason rankings.

Rutgers is on the road this weekend for a game at Delaware. The matchup on Saturday starts at 1 p.m.



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