Can 2021 Be a Bounce-Back Season For Quinnipiac?

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In the fall of 2018, Mason Poli was named the interim head coach of the Quinnipiac Bobcats following the firing of Eric Fekete, which was the result of a hazing scandal that suspended the team for fall and prohibited all seniors from playing in the first five games of the season.

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Lead By an Experienced Defense, Can Monmouth Turn Things Around in 2021?

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In 2017, their four season as a program, the Monmouth Hawks went 14-4, won the MAAC, and made their first NCAA Tournament appearance in program history. Just four years prior, the Hawks went 0-13 as a first-year program.

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Marist is on Track to Churn Out Their Best Season Ever

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Since taking over as head coach ahead of the 2012 season, Keegan Wilkinson has led Marist to 71-60 record, five MAAC Championship appearances, which included four straight, and two MAAC titles (2015,2019). 

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In 2021, Manhattan Could Pull Off a Special Season

Manhattan hasn’t made the MAAC tournament since 2010. And while many, including Head Coach Drew Kelleher, thought 2020 could have been the end of that drought, they were ultimately robbed of that chance with the season being cut short. At the time the season was cancelled, the Jaspers were sitting at 3-3, coming off an 8-7 win over NJIT, and seemed to be starting to put all the pieces of the puzzle together.

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Is 2021 The Year Detroit Mercy Finally Reaches The Peak of The MAAC?

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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.

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Best Season For Every MAAC Program

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College lacrosse has a rich history, filled with endless stories and legends.

And while the game is still growing at the college level and some programs have been around way longer than others, there is a certain amount of history at every program that can be heralded. 

But what is considered the highest peak for all 75 current DI programs?

For some, the answer is very simple. But for others, the choices are endless and serious debates could be had about to determine the greatest season for that program.

Over the next few weeks, Lacrosse Bucket will be analyzing the greatest season for every team in every conference. And things continue here with the MAAC.


Best Season For Every Ivy League Program

Best Season For Every CAA Program

Best Season For Every Big Ten Program

The Best Season For Every Big East Program

The Best Season For Every ACC Program

The Best Season From Every America East Program


Canisius (2008)

Multiple records were set during the Canisius Golden Griffins’ 2008 season, which makes it the best season in the program’s history. 

Led by a freshman Adam Jones, the 2008 Golden Griffins squad set the program record for wins in a season as they went 10-6, winning percentage(.625), won its first MAAC championship, and made the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, where they lost to Syracuse in the first round. The Griffins also rode an eight-game winning streak for a portion of that season, which has not been replicated since.

Detroit Mercy (2013)

The Titans don’t have too much history in the game yet, as the program began play in 2009. However, they have had some pretty good seasons, especially in the 2010s.

While Detroit Mercy went 5-10 during the 2013 season, it was a historic season for the Titans. They won the MAAC championship and made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history, where they gave Notre Dame some serious trouble in the first round, only losing 9-7.

Manhattan (2002)

Led by the offensive duo of Eugene Tanner and Nick Silva, the Manhattan Jaspers put together their best season in program history during the 2002 season.

The Jaspers went 11-6 overall, 7-0 in the MAAC, and won the MAAC Tournament for the first time in program history, defeating Mount St. Mary’s in the title game.They faced Georgetown in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. That season still stands as the most dominant in program history.

Marist (2015)

During the 2015 season, the Marist Red Foxes Made program history with what many recognize as the best season in program history.

Marist went 14-3 overall, 6-0 in the MAAC, and won the MAAC Tournament. The Red Foxes earned the ability to host the play-in game of the NCAA Tournament, where they beat Bryant to advance to face Syracuse in the first round. 2015 marked the first time the school had ever hosted an NCAA Tournament game in any sport and only their second NCAA Tournament appearance in program history.

Monmouth (2017)

In just their fourth season as a program, the Monmouth Hawks turned heads across the nation and made history.

Led by Bryce Wasserman, Monmouth went 14-4 overall, 6-0 in the MAAC, won the MAAC Tournament, and earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament, where they faced Bryant in the play-in round.

Quinnipiac (2001)

While the Bobcats made their NCAA Tournament debut in 2016, their best season in program history is arguably the 2001 season, which is back when they were an independent. 

The Bobcats went 14-2 during the 2001 season, which is still a program record for wins in a season. Their only two losses came against Stony Brook and Mount St. Mary’s. In addition to the record number of wins, the Bobcats enjoyed a 12-game winning streak to start the season. 

Siena (1979)

The Siena Saints have one of the longest lacrosse tradition of any program in the MAAC today. And while they have had some tremendous seasons in just the past few decades, the Saints’s 1979 season, in which Russ Ferris was the head coach, will always stand atop the rest.

During that 1979 season, the Saints churned our their only undefeated season in program history, going 12-0. And in addition, they defeated almost all of their opponents by close to double digits. Ualbany, Clarkson, and RPI are the only teams that gave them much trouble. 

St. Bonaventure

The Bonnies just started play in 2019 and they have yet to win a game. They went 0-13 in their inaugural season and were 0-6 at the time that the 2020 season was cancelled. They will certainly enjoy their share of victories as the program continues to develop and mature over the coming years. 

Midweek Notebook: Ohio State Dominates Detroit Mercy in Season Opener

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The Ohio State Buckeyes opened up their 2020 campaign with a very convincing, 23-9, win over Detroit Mercy inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Tuesday night.  Continue reading “Midweek Notebook: Ohio State Dominates Detroit Mercy in Season Opener”

2020 Schedule Preview: Monmouth Hawks

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The Monmouth Hawks are the 72nd DI program to release their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Hawks come into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign where they went 4-8 overall and 3-4 in the MAAC, and missed the MAAC tournament for the first time since their inaugural season in 2014.  Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Monmouth Hawks”