Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens men's lacrosse
|Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens men's lacrosse|
|Coach||Bob Shillinglaw (since 1978)|
|Nickname||Fightin' Blue Hens|
|Colors||Royal Blue and Gold
|NCAA Tournament Final Fours|
|NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals|
|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 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.
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.
|Year||Wins||Losses||Percent||Conference||Playoffs||National Rank||RPI||SOS||Power Rating (1)|
|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|
|2007||13||6||.684||3rd||CAA Title, NCAA Semifinals (4)||15||10||31||11|
|2005||11||6||.647||1st||CAA Finals, NCAA First Round (5)||16||17||29||18|
|1999||14||3||.725||1st||America East Title, NCAA quarterfinals (6)||6||20||8|
- (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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