The Hofstra Pride haven’t churned out a full winning season since 2017, and it’s been almost a decade since they made their last NCAA Tournament appearance. Since that 2017 season, where they lost to UMass in the CAA semifinals, they have gone 6-8, 5-9, and held a 4-3 record at the time the 2020 season was cancelled.
The Fairfield Stags have made two NCAA tournament appearances in program history, 2002 and 2005. Both seasons saw them churn out winning seasons, be ranked in the top 20, and make appearances in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
When Brian Voelker, a 2015 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee, took over reigns as the head coach of the Dragons prior to the 2010 season, they were coming off of a 7-8 2009 season, where the Dragos reached the CAA tournament semifinals. That trip to the CAA semis marked their third consecutive trip to the CAA tournament and fourth trip overall since 2001, which was the first season of CAA lacrosse.
Replacing a legend is never easy and never will be. But in his three seasons since replacing Bob Shillinglaw in Newark, Ben DeLuca has shown thus far that he is the man for the job and that he might even be able to bring Delaware lacrosse back to the promised land.
The UMass Minutemen are the 52nd DI program to announce their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. UMass comes into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign where they went 10-5 overall, 4-1 in the CAA, and lost to Drexel in the semifinals of the CAA tournament. Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: UMass Minutemen”→
The Towson Tigers are the 37th DI team to release their 2020 schedule. The Tigers come into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign that saw them go 11-5 overall, 4-1 in the CAA. Towson beat Drexel in the CAA championship and lost to Maryland in overtime in the first round of the NCAA tournament.Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Towson Tigers”→
The Drexel Dragons are the 20th DI program to release their 2020 schedule. The Dragons come into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign in which they went 7-8 overall, 2-3 in the CAA, and lost to Towson in the finals of the CAA tournament. Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Drexel Dragons”→
As the calendar turns to November it marks the end of fall ball and the beginning of, essentially, the pre-season for NCAA lacrosse. While it is still early and there is only so much you can take from fall ball scrimmages, let’s take a look at who some of the early contenders in each conference are.Continue reading “Early Contenders: CAA”→
The Towson Tigers are on top of the CAA once again after beating the Drexel Dragons, 16-14, in the CAA title game on Saturday. The Tigers fought threw a tough Drexel team and injury as star faceoff man Alex Woodall is out with an injury.
Drexel was led by Ryan Genord and Reid Bowering who each tallied 4 points (3G,1A). In cage for the Dragons Ross Blumenthal made 11 saves.
For Towson it was Luke Fromert and Grant Maloof who led the way as they each tallied 4 points in the win for the Tigers. In cage, Tyler Canto made 17 saves as he stood on his head in the win.
It was a quick start for Towson as Brendan Sunday scored on the Tigers first possession of the game. Brody McLean put the Tigers up 2-0 at the 12-minute mark in the first. Collin Mailman finally got the Dragons on the board with 10:29 in the first.
Jack Mulcahy tied things up at 2 all for the Dragons midway though the first. It was very back-and-forth to end the first quarter as Towson held a 5-4 lead heading into the second.
Towson extended their run to four and went up 7-4 early on in the second quarter. Drexel struck back with a three-goal run that tied things up at 7 with 7:39 in the second. The Tigers ended the half with five-goal run that put them up 12-7 as they looked to have all the momentum heading into the second half.
Ryan Genord got the first one of the third for Drexel but Timmy Monahan answered for Towson just a minute later. That was the start of a three-goal Tiger run that put them up 15-8 midway through the third. Jimmeh Koita got the Dragons going again, scoring right off of the faceoff. Luke Fromert closed out the scoring for Towson with just a second left in the third to make it a 16-9 Tigers lead and give Fromert his fourth of the day.
An Angry Dragon squad came out and dominated the fourth quarter. Drexel held Towson scoreless in the final period of play and scored five of their own. They couldn’t complete the comeback as Towson escaped with the 16-14 win to punch their ticket to the NCAA tournament.