Can Richmond Become The SoCon’s First Three-Peat Champion?

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Since the first season of SoCon lacrosse in 2015, the conference has seen three teams ( Air Force, High Point, Richmond) take home the conference title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. And while Air Force and Richmond have each won two straight over the past four tournaments, never has a team successfully pulled a three-peat. In 2021, Richmond looks to do just that.

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Whitley, Bellarmine Land Elite Bluegrass Duo

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Last Friday, Trinity, Ky., senior attackman Gavin Noland announced that he would be staying home and taking his talents to Bellarmine to play for Andy Whitley and the Knights. Noland’s commitment came just over a month after St. Xavier, Ky., attackman Ben Hubbs announced his commitment and joined the Knights’ 2021 recruiting class.

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Led By Fiery Offense, Mercer Could Surprise in 2021

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The Mercer Bears haven’t had too much to cheer about in their 10-year existence as a program. Sure, they have had some memorable wins and made the SoCon Tournament during the league’s first season of play in 2015. But other than that, things have been pretty ho hum in Macon. And the 2019 season was one of their lowest points in program history, going 1-12 overall and being one of the worst teams in the nation.

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High Point Adds In-State Defenseman to 2022 Class

Jon Torpey and the High Point Panthers landed a commitment from an in-state product earlier this week week, as Hough, N.C., junior defenseman/LSM John Long announced his commitment to the Panthers. Long is the third commitment in the 2022 class for High Point, joining Stevenson, Ill., attackman Ryan Hynes and Thornton Academy, Maine, defenseman Alex St. John.

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Jacksonville Dips Into Texas For First 2022 Commitment

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John Galloway and the Jacksonville Dolphins landed their first commitment in the 2022 class on Thursday night, as Ridge Point, Texas, goalie Evan Sharp announced his commitment to the Dolphins. He announced his commitment to the Dolphins via Twitter.

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Air Force ‘always been a dream’ For Sunshine State Goalie

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Bill Wilson and the Air Force Falcons picked up a commitment in the 2022 class on Thursday, as Ponte Vedra, Fla., goalie Nolan Parlette announced his commitment to the Falcons. He follows his older brother, Carter, who is a freshman at Notre Dame, in the route to DI lacrosse.

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After Building From Scratch, How High Can Jon Torpey Take High Point?

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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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It Will Take Andy Whitley Time to Build at Bellarmine

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The Bellarmine Knights have not had a winning season since 2014, when they went 7-5 (0-4) in the final year of the ECAC. Prior to that, they had only had two winning seasons in program history. In 2010 they went 9-6 (3-4) and in 2005, their inaugural season, they went 13-2 playing a schedule that featured DI, DII, and DIII opponents.  Continue reading “It Will Take Andy Whitley Time to Build at Bellarmine”

Led By a Young Core, Air Force Could Soar in 2021

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When Air Force joined the SoCon ahead of the 2016 season, the Falcons were coming off of an 8-7 season but were just two years removed from making their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1988. And in the final two seasons of the Eric Seremet era, the Falcons had two of their most successful seasons in program history, going 15-3 (7-0) in 2016 and 12-6 (6-1) in 2017. They won the SoCon both years, thus making back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.  Continue reading “Led By a Young Core, Air Force Could Soar in 2021”