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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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In their first season as a DI program, the LIU Sharks posted a 1-6 record before the season was cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Their sole victory came in a 13-9 contests against Quinnipiac. And while the Sharks were only able to seal one victory, they put up a serious fight in their losses, coming up short by an average of 3.5 goals.
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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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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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Being the guy after “The Guy” is one of the toughest situations to be in as a head coach in any sport. But what’s even tougher is being the guy after “The Guy” and being tasked with bringing that program back to the level of its glory days.
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Since the arrival of John Galloway ahead of the 2017 season, the Jacksonville Dolphins have risen to new heights, as has the hype surrounding the program.
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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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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.
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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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