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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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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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At one of the most historic and most underperforming programs (according to some) in the Ivy League, Gerry Byrne has the ability to build something special and all signs point to the winds starting to shift in Cambridge.
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The Ryan Martin era began after one of the most successful seasons in program history, as the Hawks went 11-7, won the America East tournament, and made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. But they have skid back a bit since that final year of the Peter Lawrence era, going 6-8 in 2017, 3-8 in 2018, and 4-11 in 2019.
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Hampton’s hiring of Chazz Woodson as the program’s third head coach in program history sent shockwaves across the lacrosse landscape and can only be described as somewhat of a rockstar hire. And while having one of the greatest players in the history of the game leading your program is exciting and certainly has plenty of upside, it will take Woodson time before we really get to see the full potential of the Pirates.
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Since Kevin Warne took over the reigns at Georgetown, it has been a bumpy ride. The Hoyas have enjoyed some enormous highs and some very rough lows. But as of recent, the Hoyas have seen a resurgence under Warne and many see Georgetown as being back.
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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.
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Since John Danowski’s arrival in Durham ahead of the 2007 season, the Blue Devils have done nothing but win. They have made 13 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, which include five semifinal appearances, five championship appearances, and three national titles.
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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.
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When Chris Kolon took over the reigns at Detroit Mercy following the 2014 season, the Titans were coming off a program-best 6-8 season in their sixth year of existence. He was able to lead them to greater heights the following season, as the Titans put together their first winning season in program history in 2015, going 8-6.
Continue reading “Is 2021 The Year Detroit Mercy Finally Reaches The Peak of The MAAC?”