Towson Tigers men's lacrosse
|Conference||Colonial Athletic Association|
|Coach||Shawn Nadelen (since 2012)|
|Stadium||Johnny Unitas Stadium
|Colors||Black and Gold
|NCAA Tournament Champions|
|1974 - (Division II Title)|
|NCAA Tournament Runner-Up|
|NCAA Tournament Final Fours|
|1974 - (Division II); 1991, 2001 - (Division I)|
|NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals|
|(6) - 1991, 1992, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2016|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|(13) - 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2015, 2016|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|(7) - 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2013, 2015, 2016|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|(10) - 1983, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2016|
The program first started at the varsity level in 1958. Since then, the team has a cumulative record of 433–326, combined DI and DII.
Towson won the NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse Championship in 1974 defeating Hobart 18-17 in overtime, in the very first Division II championship tournament.
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 has competed in the Colonial Athletic Association for lacrosse since 2002, with the conference tournament format commencing in 2003. Previously being a member of the East Coast Conference and the America East Conference.
The Tigers have made 11 NCAA tournaments. In the 1991 NCAA tournament, under coach Carl Runk, Towson recorded their first NCAA Division I tournament 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 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship, Towson upset NCAA tournament seed Penn State to gain the Colonial conference title, losing in the first round 16–6 to #3 seed Ohio State. Also the Tigers won 10-8 in the play-in game, followed by a close 12-10 loss to eventual finalist Notre Dame in 2015.
Notable players and coaches
|Year||Wins||Losses||Percent||Conference||Tournament||National Rank||SOS||RPI||Power Rating (1)|
|2016||16||3||.840||1st||CAA Title, NCAA Quarterfinals (2)||6||33||9||15|
|2015||12||6||.667||3rd||CAA Title, NCAA First Round (3)||17||25||19||19|
|2013||10||8||.560||3rd||CAA Title, NCAA First Round (4)||17||26||23||30|
|2007||9||7||.525||2nd||CAA Finals, NCAA First Round (5)||14||11||15||14|
|2005||11||5||.690||2nd||CAA Title, NCAA First Round (6)||10||7||10||12|
|2004||11||5||.690||1st||CAA Title, NCAA First Round (7)||11||18||10||10|
|2003||9||6||.590||1st||CAA Title, NCAA Quarterfinals (8)||9||8||8|
|2001||14||4||.790||1st||America East Title, NCAA Semifinals (9)||6||17||9|
- (1) Laxpower Power Rating
- (2) Won CAA tournament final over Fairfield 4-2. Defeated Hobart in the NCAA play in game, 18-5. Defeated Denver in the NCAA First Round, 10-9. Lost NCAA Quarterfinal to Loyola 10-8.
- (3) Won CAA tournament final over Massachusetts 9-8. Defeated High Point in the NCAA play in game, 10-8. Lost NCAA first round to Notre Dame 12-10.
- (4) Won CAA tournament final over Penn State 11-10. Lost NCAA first round to Ohio State 16-6.
- (5) Won CAA Title. Lost NCAA first round to Princeton 10-7.
- (6) Won CAA Title. Lost NCAA first round to Cornell 12-11.
- (7) Won CAA Title. Lost NCAA first round to Georgetown 15-8.
- (8) Won CAA Title. Won NCAA first round over Penn state 11-6. Lost NCAA Quarterfinals to Johns hopkins 14-6.
- (9) 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.
- Correct Use of the Towson University Athletics Logo Graphics (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-01.
- "2013 Quick Facts" (PDF). Towson University. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
- Devitte, Kyle (12 May 2013). "In-Game Blog: Towson-Ohio State". InsideLacrosse.com. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
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