Jacksonville Dips Into Texas For First 2022 Commitment

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John Galloway and the Jacksonville Dolphins landed their first commitment in the 2022 class on Thursday night, as Ridge Point, Texas, goalie Evan Sharp announced his commitment to the Dolphins. He announced his commitment to the Dolphins via Twitter.

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After Building From Scratch, How High Can Jon Torpey Take High Point?

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When Jon Torpey left his position as associate head coach at Dartmouth to take on the challenge that awaited him at High Point, he was regarded as one of the best young coaches in the game. He had proven himself as an assistant, becoming the youngest associate head coach in DI when he was elevated to the title in 2006 at Denver. And upon his arrival at High Point, he once again began one of the youngest to hold a head coaching job in college lacrosse.

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It Will Take Andy Whitley Time to Build at Bellarmine

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The Bellarmine Knights have not had a winning season since 2014, when they went 7-5 (0-4) in the final year of the ECAC. Prior to that, they had only had two winning seasons in program history. In 2010 they went 9-6 (3-4) and in 2005, their inaugural season, they went 13-2 playing a schedule that featured DI, DII, and DIII opponents.  Continue reading “It Will Take Andy Whitley Time to Build at Bellarmine”

Led By a Young Core, Air Force Could Soar in 2021

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When Air Force joined the SoCon ahead of the 2016 season, the Falcons were coming off of an 8-7 season but were just two years removed from making their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1988. And in the final two seasons of the Eric Seremet era, the Falcons had two of their most successful seasons in program history, going 15-3 (7-0) in 2016 and 12-6 (6-1) in 2017. They won the SoCon both years, thus making back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.  Continue reading “Led By a Young Core, Air Force Could Soar in 2021”

What Could Have Been For Mercer in 2020?

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The Mercer Bears were one of the most improved teams in 2020. They went from being one of worst teams in the country last season with a 1-12 record, their worst since going 1-13 in their second season as a program (2013), to starting with a 6-1 record, which is good for their best start in program history most wins in a season since 2014 when they went 8-6. And they certainly could have added onto to that in SoCon play, which was supposed to open last Saturday before the season got cancelled. Continue reading “What Could Have Been For Mercer in 2020?”

2020 Schedule Preview: Richmond Spiders

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The Richmond Spiders are the 55th DI program to announce their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Spiders come into 2020 following a 2019 campaign in which they went 10-7 overall and 5-2 in the SoCon. Richmond defeated High Point to claim their second consecutive SoCon championship and lost to Duke in first round of the NCAA tournament.  Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Richmond Spiders”

2020 Schedule Preview: Bellarmine Knights

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The Bellarmine Knights are the 47th DI team to announce their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Knights come into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign in which they went 3-10 overall, 3-4 in SoCon play, and missed the SoCon tournament for the third consecutive season. Bellarmine had a coach change over the summer as Jim Mitchell stepped down following just one year. Andy Whitley was hired as the fifth head coach in Bellarmine lacrosse history.  Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Bellarmine Knights”

2020 Schedule Preview: Furman Paladins

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The Furman Paladins are the 43rd DI team in our schedule preview series. The Paladins come into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign which saw them go 4-10 overall and 2-5 in the SoCon. Furman missed the SoCon tournament for the first time since 2017. Additionally, the Paladins won two non-conference games for the first time in program history last season.  Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Furman Paladins”