Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens men's lacrosse

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University of Delaware Lacrosse
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Founded 1948 (1948)
Conference CAA
Location Newark, Delaware
Coach Bob Shillinglaw (since 1978)
Stadium Delaware Stadium
Nickname Fightin' Blue Hens
Colors Blue and Gold
         
NCAA Tournament Final Fours
2007
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1999, 2007
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1984, 1999, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011
Conference Tournament Champions
2007, 2010, 2011

The Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens men's lacrosse team represents the University of Delaware in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's college lacrosse. Delaware currently competes as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and plays its home games at Delaware Stadium in Newark, Delaware.

History[edit]

Head coach Bob Shillinglaw has led the Blue Hens for over 30 years and is only the second man to coach 500 lacrosse games.

In 2007, Delaware was ranked 15th in the country heading into the 2007 NCAA tournament. The team had won seven games in a row and the CAA tournament. Delaware advanced to the semifinals (Final Four), defeating #2 Virginia before losing to Johns Hopkins 8-3. It marked the team's first Final Four appearance.

In the program's history, Delaware has produced several notable players, including NCAA Player of the Year John Grant, Jr. considered among the world's best lacrosse players, Anthony DiMarzo 13th all-time in Division I career assists, Jordan Hall of the Major League Lacrosse Rochester Rattlers, Alex Smith also of the Rochester Rattlers, Matt Alrich, Bryan Barrett, Chris Collins, Keevin Galbraith, Jay Motta, John Ciliberto, Chris Bickley, Mike "Moses" Marone, Scott Rickli, RC Reed and Curtis Dickson.

Annual Record[edit]

Year Wins Losses Percent Conference Playoffs National Rank
2013 5 10 .333 6th -- --
2012 6 9 .400 6th -- --
2011 11 7 .611 1st CAA Champions, NCAA First Round 19
2010 10 7 .590 1st CAA Champions, NCAA First Round 12
2009 5 10 .333 -- -- --
2008 9 7 .563 2nd CAA Semifinals --
2007 13 6 .684 1st CAA Champions, NCAA Semifinals 15
2006 12 5 .706 2nd CAA Finals 15
2005 11 6 .647 1st CAA Finals, NCAA First Round 16
2004 10 6 .625 3rd CAA Semifinals 19
2003 5 10 .625 6th -- --
2002 3 11 .625 7th -- --
2001 6 9 .400 3rd America East -- --
2000 10 6 .625 1st America East -- 15
1999 14 3 .725 1st America East NCAA quarterfinals 6

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