Penn State Nittany Lions men's lacrosse

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Penn State Nittany Lions men's lacrosse
Founded 1921
University Penn State
Conference Big Ten
Location State College, Pennsylvania
Coach Jeff Tambroni (since 2011)
Colors
         
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2003, 2005, 2013
Conference Tournament Champions
2001
Conference Regular Season Champions
2013

The Penn State Nittany Lions men's lacrosse team represents Penn State in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college lacrosse.

History[edit]

Penn State's lacrosse program started at the varsity level in 1921. Since then, the team has amassed a record of 497-496-8. The current coach is Jeff Tambroni in his fifth year at that position, who was hired after a successful run as head coach at Cornell, including coaching Cornell to a close loss in the 2009 NCAA finals.

Penn State has made three appearances in the NCAA Tournament, with the first coming in 2003. The Nittany Lions made the tournament in 2013 as the number eight seed, the first time they achieved a seeding in the NCAAs, losing to Yale 13-10. Also in 2013, Austin Kaut was named the first Penn State NCAA Division I goaltender of the year.

There are two Nittany Lions in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Glenn "Nick" Thiel who was instrumental in making lacrosse at Penn State a viable sport, and Tom Hayes an All American player and later long time coach at Drexel and Rutgers.

Current Buffalo Bill Chris Hogan was a standout lacrosse player for Penn State from 2008 to 2010.[1]

Annual Record Men's Lacrosse[edit]

Year Wins Losses Percent Conference Playoffs National Rank RPI SOS Power Rating (1)
2014 7 6 .540 17 10 15
2013 12 5 .710 1st NCAA 1st Round (2) 13 11 20 12
2012 9 6 .600 2nd 14 16 8 20
2011 7 7 .500 4th 22 19 26
2010 2 11 .154 6th 44 8 40
2009 9 5 .642 3rd 16 16 24 19
2008 7 7 .500 6th 35 30 28
2007 5 8 .400 5th 30 19 29
2006 8 5 .620 3rd 16 20 20 17
2005 9 6 .600 2nd NCAA 1st Round (3) 11 13 13 22
2004 6 7 .460 4th 22 15 24
2003 7 7 .500 3rd NCAA 1st Round (4) 11 6 11
2002 8 5 .620 5th 14 25 13
2001 7 6 .520 4th 15 10 14
(1) Laxpower Power Rating
(2) Lost NCAA 1st round 10-7 to Yale.
(3) Lost NCAA 1st round 14-10 to Maryland.
(4) Lost NCAA 1st round 11-6 to Towson.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's Lacrosse: Colgate Defeats Previously Unbeaten UMass in NCAA First Round". Inside Lacrosse. 12 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 

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