Lehigh Mountain Hawks men's lacrosse

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Lehigh Mountain Hawks men's lacrosse
Founded 1890
University Lehigh University
Conference Patriot League
Location Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Coach Kevin Cassese (since 2008)
Colors
         
Pre-NCAA Era Champions
1890, 1893, 1896, 1897, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1920, 1921
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2012, 2013
Conference Tournament Champions
2012, 2013
Conference Regular Season Champions
2013

The Lehigh Mountain Hawks men's lacrosse team represents Lehigh University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college lacrosse.

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Early National Titles[edit]

According to Lehigh's Epitome Yearbook, lacrosse was introduced at Lehigh in 1884 and four years later, Lehigh entered the Inter-collegiate Lacrosse Association, mostly through the efforts of Arnold K. Reese, an 1889 graduate, who captained and trained the team throughout his college career. Lehigh played its first varsity lacrosse game on May 9, 1885 against Stevens Tech.

According to the Lehigh Burr, Lehigh was a top team in the early years of inter-collegiate lacrosse. Lehigh was third in 1888, second in 1889, and was voted the National Champion in 1890. In what was billed as a "Championship Series" that season, Lehigh defeated Princeton, Johns Hopkins and Stevens Tech to win the title.

Since starting lacrosse, the team has amassed a record of 410–456–6.

Cassese Years[edit]

The coach is currently Kevin Cassese, who is in his seventh year at that position.[1]

Lehigh has made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament, with the first coming in 2012.[2] They earned an automatic bid into the tournament by winning the Patriot League conference tournament over Bucknell, 13–9.[3]

Their first NCAA Tournament game ended in defeat, losing 10–9 against Maryland, after being seeded number seven in the tournament. [4] The Mountain Hawks made the tournament again in 2013, in which they lost to North Carolina. [5]

Annual Record Men's Lacrosse[edit]

Year Wins Losses Percent Conference Playoffs National Rank RPI SOS Power Rating (1)
2014 13 5 .720 3rd Patriot Finals -- 29 41 17
2013 12 5 .710 1st NCAA 1st Round (2) 10 16 27 18
2012 14 3 .820 1st NCAA 1st Round (3) 4 9 33 9
2011 7 9 .571 5th -- -- 39 38 32
2010 8 7 .667 3rd -- -- 36 43 44
2009 4 11 .371 6th -- -- 39 34 43
2008 6 9 .471 5th -- -- 39 35 41
2007 4 9 .371 5th -- -- 39 30 35
2006 8 7 .571 4th -- -- 27 37 32
(1) Laxpower Power Rating
(2) Lost NCAA 1st round 16-7 North Carolina.
(3) Lost NCAA 1st round 10-9 to Maryland.

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