Towson Tigers men's lacrosse

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Towson Tigers men's lacrosse
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Founded 1958
University Towson University
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
Location Towson, Maryland
Coach Shawn Nadelen (since 2012)
Stadium Johnny Unitas Stadium
(capacity: 11,198)
Colors Black and gold
         
NCAA Tournament Champions
1974 (Division II Title)
NCAA Tournament Runner-Up
1991
NCAA Tournament Final Fours
1974(Division II), 1991, 2001
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1991, 1992, 1996, 2001, 2003
NCAA Tournament Appearances
(11) 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2013
Conference Tournament Champions
2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2013
Conference Regular Season Champions
(9) 1983, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005

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

History[edit]

The program first started at the varsity level in 1958. Since then, the team has amassed a record of 404–305.

Towson won the NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse Championship in 1974 defeating Hobart 18-17 in overtime.

The coach is currently Shawn Nadelen, who is in his second year at that position. The team plays its home games in Johnny Unitas Stadium.

Towson currently competes in the Colonial Athletic Association, after previously being a member of the East Coast Conference and the America East Conference.[1]

The Tigers have made 11 NCAA tournaments.[1] In 1991, under seminal coach Carl Runk, Towson recorded their first NCAA Division I victory, defeating Virginia, 14–13. That season, they went on to also defeat Princeton and Maryland, before falling to North Carolina in the championship game, 18–13.

In the 2001 edition of the tournament, Towson reached the Final Four, defeating Duke and Maryland, before losing to Princeton, 11–12.

The Tigers most recent tournament appearance came in 2013, where they lost 16–6 to Ohio State.[2]

Notable Players and Coaches[edit]

Annual Record Men's Lacrosse[edit]

Year Wins Losses Percent Conference Tournament National Rank RPI SOS Power Rating (1)
2014 8 7 .529 4th 22 25 36
2013 10 8 .560 3rd CAA Title, NCAA First Round (2) 17 23 26 30
2012 7 8 .437 4th 28 28 41
2011 3 10 .371 6th 40 15 30
2010 7 8 .467 1st CAA Finals 17 4 19
2009 7 10 .400 2nd CAA Finals 25 15 27
2008 5 9 .425 5th 24 12 31
2007 9 7 .525 2nd CAA Finals, NCAA First Round (3) 14 15 11 14
2006 8 6 .522 2nd CAA Semifinals 14 15 13 14
2005 11 5 .690 2nd CAA Title, NCAA First Round (4) 10 10 7 12
2004 11 5 .690 1st CAA Title, NCAA First Round (5) 11 10 18 10
2003 9 6 .590 1st CAA Title, NCAA Quarterfinals (6) 9 8 8
2002 7 5 .540 3rd 18 19 17
2001 14 4 .790 1st America East Title, NCAA Semifinals (7) 6 17 9
(1) Laxpower Power Rating
(2) Won CAA tournament final over Penn State 11-10. Lost NCAA first round to Ohio State 16-6.
(3) Won CAA Title. Lost NCAA first round to Princeton 10-7.
(4) Won CAA Title. Lost NCAA first round to Cornell 12-11.
(5) Won CAA Title. Lost NCAA first round to Georgetown 15-8.
(6) Won CAA Title. Won NCAA first round over Penn state 11-6. Lost NCAA Quarterfinals to Johns hopkins 14-6.
(7) Won America East tournament final over Hofstra 13-11. Won NCAA first round over Duke 12-10. Won NCAA quarterfinal over Maryland 12-11. Lost NCAA semifinal to Princeton 12-11.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2013 Quick Facts". Towson University. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Devitte, Kyle (12 May 2013). "In-Game Blog: Towson-Ohio State". InsideLacrosse.com. Retrieved 12 May 2013.