NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. (March 18, 2020) – Rollins will end the halted 2020 campaign at No. 8 in the IWLCA National Poll. The organization has released their final poll of the campaign, which was shortened by the CoVID-19 outbreak.
Rollins compiled a 6-1 overall record during their brief 2020 run. The Tars outscored opponents 129-48 on the year. Caroline Gastonguay led the team in assists, with 14, third highest total in the Sunshine State Conference, and scored 13 goals, good for a team high 27 points, the seventh most in the SSC. Hannah Aston poured in 22 goals on the year, the most on the team, and the ninth best mark in the conference. The defense, which allowed just 6.84 goals per game, was anchored by captains Olivia Blakeman and Lily Rizk, and goalkeeper Gabby Tanner.
LeMoyne finishes atop the poll, receiving 22 of the 25 first place votes after starting the season 4-0. South region foe Queens jumped to second in the final ranks, and picked up two first place tallies. West Chester dropped from second to third, and end the year with a 2-0 mark. Adelphi, the team that gave Rollins their lone loss, end the season at No. 4 in the nation. Lindenwood, who has seen the most action of any team in the poll, finish the year fifth, with a 9-1 record, and the final remaining first place tally.
The SSC is well represented in the rankings. Florida Southern leads a nearly inseparable group of three conference schools in the top-10. The Mocs check in at No. 7. Rollins sits directly behind them at No. 8. Tampa sits at No. 9 and the third SSC team in a row. Saint Leo holds onto a top-20 spot, ending the season at No. 19, while Florida Tech received votes in the poll.