The RIT men's lacrosse team (1-0, 0-0 Liberty League) is the No. 1 team in Division III in this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division III Coaches poll announced on Feb. 24. The Tigers are ranked No. 1 for the first time in the program's 47-year history with 380 points and all 19 first place votes, after a thrilling 15-14 come-from-behind overtime win versus top ranked and defending National Champion Stevenson University last Saturday at the Carrier Dome.
Junior Casey Jackson tied the score at 14-14 with 0.2 seconds to play in regulation, and Taylor Wisman won it with 2:17 to play in overtime off an assist from Jack Krzyston. Down 14-8, RIT scored seven goals in the fourth quarter, including four goals in the final 1:30 and three tallies in the final 57 seconds to complete the comeback.
Junior Allister Warren, the Liberty League Offensive Player of the Week, led RIT with six points on a goal and five assists Saturday, while Jackson scored four goals and added an assist in his first game as a Tiger. Liberty League Rookie of the Week Ryan Lee and Kyle Aquin each scored a pair of goals, while Taylor Wisman, Matt Hossack and Mac Keehfus each had a goal and an assist. Pat Johnston got the win in net, making 17 saves. Hossack earned Liberty League Defensive Performer of the Week honors.
The Tigers will play No. 15 Ithaca College at 1 p.m. March 1 on RIT's Turf Field.