How Sustainable Was Penn’s 2019 Season?

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In the 1980s, winning Ivy League titles and making NCAA Tournament runs were pretty normal at Penn. The Quakers finished either first or second in the Ivy League seven out of Tony Seaman’s eight-year stint. They also made the NCAA Tournament six of those seasons, losing in the Quarterfinals – which was the first round until 1986 – four of those times, making the semifinals once, and losing in the first round once. But that level of consistency seemed to leave Penn with Tony Seaman when he departed for the Johns Hopkins job following the 1990 season.

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Ohio State Could Run Away With The Big Ten

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In 2017, the Ohio State Buckeyes reached what may view as the pinnacle of the sport when they made their first ever Championship Weekend appearance. And while the Buckeyes didn’t come out on top, losing to Maryland in the national title game, it certainly marked their arrival into the elite tier of college lacrosse that they had seemed to be sitting just outside of for so long.

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Notre Dame Looks Locked and Loaded For a Championship Weekend Run

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The ACC is always one of the best conferences in the nation and always has been. But in 2021, it will be different. It could be the most competitive season we’ve seen in the conference in quite some time. And while many point to the loaded rosters that teams like Duke and Syracuse boast, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish aren’t getting as much buzz as they deserve.

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With a Lethal Offense Leading The Way, North Carolina Looks Like a Potential Title Contender in 2021

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Since winning the national title in 2016, the North Carolina Tar Heels haven’t exactly been the best or most consistent program in the ACC. They followed up that national championship season with an 8-8 2017 season that ended with a NCAA quarterfinal loss to UAlbany, and the next two seasons after that they went 7-7 and 8-7. The Tar Heels missed the NCAA Tournament in both 2018 and 2019.

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What New Locations Should Championship Weekend or The Quarterfinals Head to Next?

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On Wednesday, the NCAA released future Championship Weekend and Quarterfinals sites through 2026. And to no one’s surprise, all the locations chosen were traditional locations that have hosted NCAA lacrosse tournament events in the past.

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Don’t Expect Much From NJIT in Their First Year in The America East

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Since taking the field for the first time ever in 2015, where they ended the season with an 0-12 record, the NJIT Highlanders have won a total of six games. And only once (2019) have they reached two wins in a season.

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Navy’s Rebuild Under Joe Amplo Couldn’t Be More on Schedule

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Y’all know the story by now.

Navy has one of the most storied lacrosse programs in the history of the game. The Midshipmen have 17 pre-NCAA national titles to their name and have been to the NCAA national championship twice (1975,2004). They have also appeared in 27 of the 48 NCAA tournaments and have five conference titles on their resume.

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