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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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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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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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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What’s The Ceiling For a Youthful Holy Cross Squad?

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The first year of the Peter Burke era at Holy Cross marked the Crusaders’ first season in which they reached the .500 mark since 1988, when they went 8-7 under then head coach Bob Lindsey, who is the winningest coach in program history. They followed up that historic 2019 season by going 4-3 before the season was cancelled in 2020.

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Despite Solid Offensive Foundation, Colgate Remains a Work in Progress Heading Into Third Year Under Karweck

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From 2006-2015, the Colgate Raiders had one of their decades in program history. Under Jim Nagle and later Mike Murphy, the Raiders made three conference and NCAA Tournament appearances (2008, 2012, 2015). In that time, Colgate also produced their first and only Tewarraton Award winner, Peter Baum, and only had one winning season.

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2021 Will Be a Stability Test For Bucknell

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Led by one of the nation’s top goal scorers, Will Yorke, the Bucknell Bison got off to a 5-1 start and it looked like the Bison were on the brink of putting together another stellar season led by a stellar offense, just like they did in 2018. Continue reading “2021 Will Be a Stability Test For Bucknell”

Could 2021 Be More Than Just a Bounce Back Year For Boston U.?

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Ryan Polley has built Boston U. lacrosse from scratch and the rise has been fairly quick. 

After going 2-12 during their inaugural season in 2014, the Terriers went 6-8 in 2015 and 8-7 in 2017, where they made the Patriot League Tournament for the first time in program history. And since then, winning around 8-12 games per season and making the postseason has been the norm for the Terriers.  Continue reading “Could 2021 Be More Than Just a Bounce Back Year For Boston U.?”

Despite Recent Offense Resurgence, The Crux of Army Lacrosse is Still Defense

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One of the most historic programs in sport, Army has been at the forefront of the game for quite sometime. The Black Knights own eight pre-NCAA titles, have made 17 NCAA Tournament trips, and advanced to the Final Four twice (1971,1984). Continue reading “Despite Recent Offense Resurgence, The Crux of Army Lacrosse is Still Defense”