Is Marquette Ready For a Sizable Jump in 2021?

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In the summer of 2019, Andrew Stimmel returned to Marquette, where he served as the Golden Eagles’ defensive coordinator in 2017, following a three-year stint as the offensive coordinator at Yale to take over the reigns and take on the challenge of being a first-time head coach and upholding the standard that has been set for Marquette lacrosse over their first seven seasons as a program.

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Maryland is Built For Another Championship Weekend Run

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Y’all know the story by now.

John Tillman rode in town from Harvard ahead of the 2011 season to replace the legendary Dave Cottle, who resigned after a third straight NCAA Quarterfinal loss and and eighth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Since Tillman’s arrival, the Terrapins have seemingly done nothing but win, continuing their tradition of success and rising to higher heights than Maryland lacrosse has been in a while.

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Marist is on Track to Churn Out Their Best Season Ever

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Since taking over as head coach ahead of the 2012 season, Keegan Wilkinson has led Marist to 71-60 record, five MAAC Championship appearances, which included four straight, and two MAAC titles (2015,2019). 

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In 2021, Manhattan Could Pull Off a Special Season

Manhattan hasn’t made the MAAC tournament since 2010. And while many, including Head Coach Drew Kelleher, thought 2020 could have been the end of that drought, they were ultimately robbed of that chance with the season being cut short. At the time the season was cancelled, the Jaspers were sitting at 3-3, coming off an 8-7 win over NJIT, and seemed to be starting to put all the pieces of the puzzle together.

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In 2021, Loyola Looks to Remain The Class of The Patriot League

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2020 marked the beginning of the post Pat Spencer era for Loyola. And many were asking how this program would look and move forward, particularly on the offensive end. Well, in the eyes of many, the Greyhounds were still one of the best teams in the Patriot League but they did take one too many steps back then originally expected. However, that one too many steps back was only seen on one end of the field: offense.

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How Much of a Jump Can LIU Make in Year Two as DI Program?

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In their first season as a DI program, the LIU Sharks posted a 1-6 record before the season was cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Their sole victory came in a 13-9 contests against Quinnipiac. And while the Sharks were only able to seal one victory, they put up a serious fight in their losses, coming up short by an average of 3.5 goals.

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Virginia Faceoff Man Commits to Lehigh

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Kevin Cassese and the Lehigh Mountain Hawks landed a commitment in the 2022 class on Tuesday, as Paul VI Catholic, Va., faceoff man Johnny Kidd announced that he would be taking his talents to Betlehem. He announced his commitment via Instagram.

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Pietramala Twins Headed to North Carolina

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Joe Breschi and the North Carolina Tar Heels have gotten a momentum shifting commitment in the class of 2022, as Boy’s Latin, Md., attackman Dom Pietramala announced Wednesday afternoon that he would be taking his talents talents to Chapel Hill. His twin brother, Nick, announced his commitment to the Tar Heels on Monday.

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In 2021, The Patriot League Title is Firmly Within Reach For Lehigh

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The Kevin Cassese era is, without a doubt, one of the most successful in the history of Lehigh lacrosse. Since his arrival ahead of the 2008 season, the Mountain Hawks have gone 108-90 overall, 49-37 in the Patriot League, won the Patriot League and made secured berths in NCAA tournament twice (2012,2013), and made nine Patriot League Tournament appearances.

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Lafayette Has Youth and Nowhere to Go But Up

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In the summer of 2018, Pat Myers left his defensive coordinator position at Penn to take what many would describe as the toughest job in college lacrosse. Lafayette has not a winning season since 2010, when they went 8-6. Before that 2010 season, the Leopards’ last winning season had been back in 1984, when they went 9-4.

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