Penn Still Has Plenty of Upside Heading into 2022

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In 2019, the Penn Quakers broke through as they won the Ivy League, and made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014, giving Mike Murphy his third trip to the big dance as the head coach of the Quakers.

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What Should Be Expected From Harvard in 2022?

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During the first year of the Gerry Byrne era, Harvard churned out a 2-2 record before things were shut down. That record included a season-opening win over a top-20 UMass squad and saw the Crimson suffer both of their losses by just one goal. Additionally, Harvard ended the shortened season averaging 11.75 goals per game (42nd in DI), and allowing an average of 11.25 goals per game (37th in DI). Both of those numbers were an improvement from where they were at that same time in 2019.

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Can Dartmouth Take Another Step Forward in 2022?

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During the Brendan Callahan era (2015-current), the Dartmouth Big Green have only eclipsed two wins twice, once coming during Callahan’s first year in 2015 (5-8) and the other coming during the shortened 2020 season (3-1). While things haven’t exactly taken off under Callahan, the improvements are noticeable.

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In The First Year of The Connor Buczek Era, Cornell Has an Abundance of Talent and Upside

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The last time the Cornell Big Red took the field was March 8th, 2020 when they defeated Penn State, 18-17, in the Crown Lacrosse Classic in Charlotte, N.C. In that contest, the Big Red put together an impressive 10-goal run in the first half before having to ward off a second-half, eight-goal Penn State run. Jeff Teat scored the game-tying goal with 18 seconds left in regulation and Angelo Petrakis put in the game-winner just seconds later to push Cornell over the edge.

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Friday Recap: Penn, Brown Earn Dominate Wins in Season Debuts

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411 days after walking off the field with a win over Saint Joseph’s in the 2020 Philly 4 Classic, the Penn Quakers took the field for the first time in 2021 against the defending DIII champion (2019) Cabrini and secured a blowout 23-9 victory.

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Black Lacrosse Stories: Damien Davis

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*This article is part of a month long series, Black Lacrosse Stories, that highlights Black players and coaches who have made an impact on our game, but may be lesser known to many younger players today.*

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With a Decision About The 2021 Season Still Pending, The Future of The Ivy League Appears Cloudy

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Since the advent of the NCAA Tournament in 1971, the Ivy League has produced 10 national champions, seven runner-ups, and had a total of 90 tournament appearances. Most recently, Yale won the national title in 2018, was the runner-up in 2019, and in total the conference has been represented at Championship Weekend three of the past five full seasons.

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Way-Too-Early 2021 Title Contenders

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The college lacrosse season is just a few months away, and while it will be a bit longer than usual before everyone gets underway and the season as a whole may look different, at least in the beginning, due to the impact the Coronavirus has had on sports, teams will still be fighting to be the last one standing on Memorial Day Weekend. And after the way last season ended, it will be extra bittersweet for whoever is crowned champions on that special day in May.

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Ranking College Lacrosse’s Top 15 Jobs

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If you read any form of preseason or offseason content pertaining to college lacrosse, you’ll likely come across one or more pieces of media that dub various teams as “title contenders.” And chances are, the names are usually pretty similar each year. Of course, there is always movement and various programs hit peaks and valleys at different times. But in a sport where only 11 schools have actually won a national title in the NCAA era (1971-now), the programs that have been at the top always seem to stay at the top and are never too down for too long.

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