Army Earns First National Ranking Of 2013

Army is ranked No. 19 in the USILA Coaches Poll.

Army is ranked No. 19 in the USILA Coaches Poll.

April 22, 2013

2013 Patriot League Championship Central

WEST POINT, N.Y. - Just two days after punching its ticket to the 2013 Patriot League Tournament, the Army lacrosse team earned its first national ranking of the season. The Black Knights land No. 19 in this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Coaches Poll, while continuing to receive votes in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll.

Army (8-4, 4-2 Patriot League) has won four of its last five games and earned the No. 3 seed in this weekend's Patriot League Tournament. The Black Knights will face No. 2 Bucknell in Friday's first semifinal game at 4:30 p.m. The winner will advance to Sunday's championship game against the winner of No. 1 Lehigh and No. 4 Colgate. All three games will be played at Lehigh's Ulrich Sports Complex and air live on CBS Sports Network.

The Black Knights had received votes in each of the last three weeks, but broke into the top 20 for the first time in 2013. Army will be making its eighth-straight Patriot League Tournament appearance under head coach Joe Alberici and ninth overall and seeks its first title since 2010.

Tickets for this weekend's Patriot League Tournament are available by visiting the Lehigh Ticket Office here.

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