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 NCAA Final Four lacrosse 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 RPI SOS Power Rating (1)
2015 5 10 .363 5th 35 37 48
2014 7 9 .463 5th 35 37 34
2013 5 10 .333 6th 47 40 39
2012 6 9 .400 6th 34 34 33
2011 11 7 .611 1st CAA Title, NCAA First Round (2) 19 17 32 35
2010 10 7 .590 1st CAA Title, NCAA First Round (3) 12 22 20 16
2009 5 10 .333 40 37 36
2008 9 7 .563 2nd 23 38 26
2007 13 6 .684 3rd CAA Title, NCAA Semifinals (4) 15 10 31 11
2006 12 5 .706 2nd 15 23 38 21
2005 11 6 .647 1st CAA Finals, NCAA First Round (5) 16 17 29 18
2004 10 6 .625 3rd 19 21 34 26
2003 5 10 .333 6th 32 33
2002 3 11 .211 7th 22 39
2001 6 9 .400 3rd 20 25
2000 10 6 .625 2nd 15 29 18
1999 14 3 .725 1st America East Title, NCAA quarterfinals (6) 6 20 8
1998 9 6 .600 2nd 16 21 20
(1) Laxpower Power Rating
(2) Won CAA final over Massachusetts 9-7. Lost to Duke 15-14 in NCAA 1st Round.
(3) Won CAA final over Towson 12-9. Lost to North Carolina 14-13 in NCAA 1st Round.
(4) Won CAA final over Towson 10-7. Defeated Virginia 14-8 in NCAA 1st Round. Defeated UMBC 10-6 in NCAA Quarterfinals. Lost to Johns Hopkins 8-3 in NCAA Semifinals.
(5) Lost CAA final to Towson 9-8. Lost to Navy 9-7 in NCAA 1st Round.
(6) Won America East Title. Defeated UMBC 12-11 in NCAA 1st Round. Lost to Virginia 17-10 in NCAA Quarterfinals.

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