Return to The Basics Helps Sacred Heart Turn The Page, Grab Upset Win Over Hobart

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This time last season, the Sacred Heart Pioneers were 1-7 and on their way to ending the year with a 1-12 record (0-8 NEC). Just two weeks ago, some could say that the Pioneers might be heading down a similar path as they held a 1-3 record and were coming off losses to Fairfield and Providence.

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Saturday Recap: Notre Dame Earns Much-Needed Win, Princeton Knocks off Penn in OT Thriller, Maryland Topples Virginia in National Title Rematch

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After falling in each of their past three contests, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish got back in the win column on Saturday afternoon with a 12-7 victory over the visiting Michigan Wolverines.

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Friday Recap: LIU, Stony Brook Advance to Inaugural Long Island Cup Championship

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On Sunday at high noon, the LIU Sharks and Stony Brook Seawolves will go head to head in the inaugural Long Island Cup Championship game.

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2022 Schedule Preview: Sacred Heart Pioneers

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The Sacred Heart Pioneers are the seventh DI program and first in the NEC to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule, doing so on Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 1-12 (0-8 NEC) against a conference-heavy schedule.

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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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Breakout Players From 2021: Defense

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The 2021 season is in the books by nearly two weeks. And while this past season was like any other, we still witnessed players across the landscape put together breakout seasons. Over the next week, Lacrosse Bucket will be highlighting some of the players who broke out at each position during the 2021 season.

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2021 Schedule Preview: Sacred Heart Pioneers

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While it has taken a bit longer for teams and conference to get their schedules together for the 2021 season due to the Coronavirus outbreak and various restrictions surrounding the virus, Schedule release schedule has finally begun!

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Led by Offensive Firepower, How Much Can Sacred Heart Rebound in 2021?

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In 2016, which was the freshman year of Max Tuttle and Joe Saggese, Sacred Heart went 2-14. With Tuttle and Saggese helping to lead the way, the Pioneers were able to rise up out of that pitfall and in 2019 put together one of their best seasons in program history. During that historic season, Sacred Heart went 9-6 overall, 5-3 in the NEC, and reached the NEC semifinals.

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