Hofstra Pride men's lacrosse
|Location||Hempstead, New York|
|Coach||Seth Tierney (since 2007)|
|Stadium||James M. Shuart Stadium
|Colors||Blue, White, and Gold
|NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals|
|1993, 1999, 2001, 2006|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|(17) - 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|2000, 2006, 2008|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|2000, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014|
Hofstra fielded its first varsity men's lacrosse team in 1949, hiring Howdy Myers the following season from Johns Hopkins to take over the program. Myers had previously won three national titles with Hopkins. Myers quickly got the program to a high level, where in 1955 Hofstra was 14 and 2, and ranked 3rd in the country. In 1971 Myers guided the Flying Dutchmen, as the team was known then, to a 12-4 record a number 10 ranking, as well as an at large bid to the first-ever 1971 NCAA tournament.
Hofstra has made seventeen postseason appearances in the NCAA tournament reaching the quarterfinals four times, in 1993, 1999, 2001 and 2006. Hofstra closest effort at making the NCAA final four was in 2006, when they lost in overtime to Massachusetts in the NCAA Quarterfinals, 11-10, after UMass had come back from a 10-5 deficit in the 4th quarter.
The Pride were ranked second in the nation in 2006 and received a number three seed in the NCAA tournament. Coached by current Duke coach John Danowski, Hofstra won 17 straight games losing only their season opener and the quarterfinal match, both to Massachusetts.
Notable athletes and coaches
|Year||Wins||Losses||Percent||Conference||Tournament||National Rank||RPI||SOS||Power Rating (1)|
|2014||11||5||.690||1st||CAA Finals (2)||14||14||23||22|
|2011||13||3||.743||1st||CAA Finals, NCAA First Round (3)||13||12||36||11|
|2010||9||5||.643||5th||NCAA First Round (4)||14||15||21||6|
|2009||11||4||.733||1st||NCAA First Round (5)||10||8||13||18|
|2008||10||6||.625||2nd||CAA Title, NCAA First Round(6)||16||11||19||23|
|2006||17||2||.895||1st||CAA Title, NCAA Quarterfinals (7)||2||9||24||3|
|2003||11||6||.600||2nd||CAA Finals, NCAA First Round (8)||10||14||22|
|2001||10||7||.595||2nd||America East Finals, NCAA Quarterfinals (9)||11||7||12|
|2000||11||5||.695||1st||America East Title, NCAA First Round (10)||10||11||11|
|1999||12||2||.857||2nd||NCAA Quarterfinals (11)||8||23||11|
- (1) Laxpower Power Rating
- (2) Lost CAA tournament final in three overtimes to Drexel 11-10.
- (3) Lost CAA tournament final to Delaware 12-6. Lost NCAA first round to Johns Hopkins 14-8.
- (4) Lost NCAA first round to Maryland 11-8.
- (5) Won CAA tournament final over Villanova 9-7. Lost NCAA first round to Cornell 11-8.
- (6) Won CAA tournament final in overtime to Drexel 10-9. Lost NCAA first round to Johns Hopkins 10-4.
- (7) Won CAA tournament final in over Delaware 12-6. Won NCAA first round over Providence 14-8. Lost NCAA quarterfinal to Massachusetts in overtime 11-10.
- (8) Lost CAA tournament final to Towson 16-11. Lost NCAA first round to Massachusetts 9-6.
- (9) Lost America East tournament final to Towson 12-11. Won NCAA first round in overtime over Virginia 15-14. Lost NCAA quarterfinal to Syracuse 18-13.
- (10) Won America East tournament over Delaware 14-4. Lost NCAA first round in to Maryland 14-12.
- (11) Won NCAA first round against Navy 15-7. Lost NCAA quarterfinals to Johns Hopkins 15-7.
- Hofstra Licensing Standards Guide (PDF). 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
- Hofstra 2009 Men's Lacrosse media guide, Hofstra University, retrieved May 11, 2010.
- Lorenzo, Stephen. "From Hofstra to Tampa Bay Lightning coach: Jon Cooper's road to the NHL," New York Daily News, Friday, May 15, 2015.
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