After Two Consecutive One-Win Seasons, Can Sacred Heart Get Back on Track?

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Jon Basti arrived at Sacred Heart ahead of the 2014 season and in just four years on the job had the Pioneers playing their best lacrosse as a DI program (2000-present). With program greats Max Tuttle and Joe Saggese leading the way, Sacred Heart made three consecutive NEC Tournament appearances from 2017-2019 and, recorded 24 wins over those three seasons, which is a program-record three-season win total at the DI level. It’s also the only time the Pioneers have made the postseason three consecutive seasons as a DI.

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Is 2022 The Year Hobart Breaks Through?

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Since Greg Raymond arrived in Geneva ahead of the 2014 season, things have been moving upwards pretty steadily. Except for that first season of the Raymond era in 2014 and the 2018 season, which followed two straight seasons in which the Statesmen either claimed the NEC tournament title (2016) or regular season title (2017), Hobart hasn’t experienced a losing season under Raymond’s leadership.

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Merrimack Continues to Progress as Year Three of Their DI Era of Approaches

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Following the 2019 season, which saw Merrimack win a second consecutive DII national title, the Warriors made a jump that hadn’t been seen since Bryant made the same move in 2012. That move being the Warriors’ jump up from DII to DI.

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Bryant Has Reclaimed Their Spot as Kings of The NEC

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The Bryant Bulldogs joined the NEC in 2010 and have only missed one conference tournament once (2019). In addition, they have won five NEC titles (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017) and made four NCAA Tournament appearances as a DI program, which includes their historic upset over Syracuse in the first round of the 2014 tournament.

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Monmouth, Bryant, Drexel Secure Conference Titles and Lock Up NCAA AQs

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The Monmouth Hawks are heading back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since their first-ever trip in 2017 after taking down top-seeded Manhattan 14-9 in the MAAC Title game on Saturday afternoon.

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Saint Joseph’s, Bryant Advance to NEC Semifinals

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The Saint Joseph’s Hawks have extended their winning streak – which began on March 8th in a conference-opening win over Wagner following three straight losses against Towson, Delaware, and Army to open the season – to nine games and are on their way to their fourth conference championship appearance in hopes of making their first NCAA Tournament trip following a 19-11 defeat of LIU on Wednesday afternoon.

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Midweek Notebook: Mount St. Mary’s Earns First NEC Win, Marquette Tops St. John’s in OT

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The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers earned their first NEC win of the season on Wednesday afternoon, topping Sacred Heart 14-12.

Dylan Furnback had a career-high 21-save performance, which included two in the final minute of the contest to keep the Pioneers’ offense at bay and halt any full comeback. The senior made 13 of his 21 saves in the first half where the Mountaineers held Sacred Heart to just five goals and a scoreless first quarter.

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Midweek Notebook: Notre Dame Blast Marquette

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On Wednesday evening, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish took down the Marquette Golden Eagles 10-3 in a matchup between the two Midwest Catholic schools. Pretty fitting for St. Patrick’s day, right?

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Saturday Recap: Strong Second Half Pushes Maryland Past Rutgers, Johns Hopkins Earns Bounce-Back Win

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While the Rutgers Scarlet Knights went into College Park and showed that they are a top-five team, the Maryland Terrapins showed why they are viewed as the best team in the Big Ten and one of the three best teams in the nation, as they pulled out the 19-11 victory.

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