Wagner Has Plenty of Room For Growth in 2021

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The most successful stretch over the past decade for the Wagner Seahawks was from 2016-2017. They went 6-9 overall both seasons, which is a record for most wins in program history. They followed those two historic seasons up by going 4-10 and 2-12 in 2018 and 2019, which was the first season under Bill McCutcheon.

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Saint Joseph’s is The Dark Horse to Watch in The NEC

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When Taylor Wray arrived at St. Joseph’s ahead of the 2012 season, the Hawks were coming off of a horrific 0-12 season. They were literally in the basement of the CAA, which they were then a part of. In his first and second seasons, they went 6-9 and 5-11, but won only one conference game each year and stayed at the bottom of the CAA.

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Led by Offensive Firepower, How Much Can Sacred Heart Rebound in 2021?

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In 2016, which was the freshman year of Max Tuttle and Joe Saggese, Sacred Heart went 2-14. With Tuttle and Saggese helping to lead the way, the Pioneers were able to rise up out of that pitfall and in 2019 put together one of their best seasons in program history. During that historic season, Sacred Heart went 9-6 overall, 5-3 in the NEC, and reached the NEC semifinals.

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What Can We Expect From Merrimack in Their Second Year as a DI?

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After two consecutive DII national titles, the Merrimack Warriors made the jump to the DI ranks in 2020. And their success didn’t translate over as quickly or as smoothly as some may have thought or hoped it would, as the Warriors went 1-5 during the shortened 2020 season. Their lone win came in a 14-12 victory over Michigan. And while they did drop five out of their six contests, the Warriors were highly competitive in those losses, losing by an average of 1.8 goals.

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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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Greg Raymond is Building Something Exciting at Hobart

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When Hobart made the jump from DIII to DI in an effort to preserve their long-standing rivalries with Cornell and Syracuse, the Statesmen had won 13 NCAA DIII national titles, including 11-straight from 1980 to 1991. Hobart was, indeed, the class of DIII.

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After a Two Out of The Ordinary Seasons, Bryant is Ready to Rise Back Up

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Since 2007, Mike Pressler has been at the helm of Bryant lacrosse and the Bulldogs have seen, majority, nothing but success. Even in their transition to DI from DII in 2009, the Bulldogs continued their winning ways. Continue reading “After a Two Out of The Ordinary Seasons, Bryant is Ready to Rise Back Up”

With Robert Morris and NJIT Making Moves, What Will NEC Lacrosse Look Like in The Near Future?

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On Monday, NJIT will formally announce their move from the Atlantic Sun (A-SUN) to the America East, which was made public vis the conference’s social media earlier in the week, and Robert Morris (RMU) will announce their move from the NEC to the Horizon League. Continue reading “With Robert Morris and NJIT Making Moves, What Will NEC Lacrosse Look Like in The Near Future?”