Penn Quakers men's lacrosse

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Penn Quakers
Penn Quakers wordmark.png
Founded 1900
University University of Pennsylvania
Conference Ivy League
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Coach Mike Murphy (since 2010)
Stadium Franklin Field
(capacity: 52,958)
Colors Red and blue
         
NCAA Tournament Final Fours
1988
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1987, 1988
NCAA Tournament Appearances
(12) - 1975, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2004, 2006, 2011, 2014
Conference Tournament Champions
2014
Conference Regular Season Champions
1983, 1984, 1986, 1988

The Penn Quakers men's lacrosse team represents the University of Pennsylvania in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's lacrosse. Penn competes as a member of the Ivy League and plays its home games at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Penn lacrosse program dates back to 1900 and competes on historic Franklin Field, the oldest operating football stadium in the NCAA. Penn has won the Ivy League championship in 1983, 1984, 1986, and 1988.

Penn fielded a team at the club level in 1890, but played intermittently upon starting up lacrosse, and so lists 1900 as their first official season of varsity lacrosse.

The Quakers have advanced to the NCAA tournament twelve times, the most recent being in 2014. In 2014 Penn was seeded number four in the tournament, their highest seeding in over 20 years.

Penn had probably their finest season in 1988, with Chris Flynn making first team All American at midfield. Under coach Tony Seaman, the team reached the Final Four in the 1988 NCAA tournament, losing a close match to the Gait led Syracuse team, 11-10, a game in which Gary Gait performed his famous "Air Gait" goal.

In 2011, Penn went 8-7 under second-year coach Mike Murphy, defeating ranked opponents Duke and Princeton in the regular season before losing to 4th seeded Notre Dame in the NCAA tournament.

Penn has had 13 first team All Americans. Among the more notable of these players is attackman Peter Hollis, midfielder Josh Hall, and midfielder Chris Flynn who was also a prep school graduate of nearby Episcopal Academy.

Flynn made 1st and 2nd team All American in 1988 and 1987, respectively. He was also a three-time All-Ivy selection in football, a member of the 1994 U.S. National Lacrosse Team and played professionally for the Philadelphia Wings.[3][4]

Annual record men's lacrosse[edit]

Year Wins Losses Percent Conference Playoffs National Rank RPI SOS Power Rating (1)
2016 8 7 .530 3rd 26 16 25
2015 6 7 .460 5th 26 17 36
2014 11 4 .730 3rd NCAA 1st Round (2) 9 4 6 11
2013 8 5 .620 3rd 19 13 2 11
2012 3 10 .420 5th 29 1 29
2011 11 4 .730 3rd NCAA 1st Round (3) 16 15 7 20
2010 5 8 .367 7th 28 16 30
2009 5 8 .367 5th 27 12 33
2008 6 7 .467 5th 25 21 33
2007 6 7 .467 3rd 22 14 27
2006 10 4 .720 2nd NCAA 1st Round (4) 12 15 16 18
(1) Laxpower Power Rating
(2) Lost NCAA 1st round 16-11 to Drexel.
(3) Lost NCAA 1st round 13-9 to Notre Dame.
(4) Lost NCAA 1st round 13-3 to Johns Hopkins.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Men's Lacrosse Media Guide (PDF), University of Pennsylvania, 2010.
  2. ^ Official 2008 NCAA Men's and Women's Lacrosse Record Book (PDF), National Collegiate Athletic Association, retrieved May 30, 2010.
  3. ^ 2010 Men's Lacrosse Media Guide (PDF), University of Pennsylvania, 2010.
  4. ^ Franklin Field, www.pennathletics.com, 2011.

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