Towson Tigers men's lacrosse

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Towson Tigers
Towson Athletics wordmark.png
Founded 1958
University Towson University
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
Location Towson, Maryland
Coach Shawn Nadelen (since 2012)
Stadium Johnny Unitas Stadium
(capacity: 11,198)
Colors Black and Gold[1]
         
NCAA Tournament Champions
1974 - (Division II Title)
NCAA Tournament Runner-Up
1991
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 Towson Tigers men's lacrosse team represents Towson University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college lacrosse.

History[edit]

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.[2]

The Tigers have made 11 NCAA tournaments.[2] 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 2001 edition of the tournament, Towson reached the Final Four, defeating Duke and Maryland, before losing to Princeton, 11–12.

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.[3]

Notable players and coaches[edit]

Annual records[edit]

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
2014 8 7 .529 4th 22 25 36
2013 10 8 .560 3rd CAA Title, NCAA First Round (4) 17 26 23 30
2012 7 8 .437 4th 28 28 41
2011 3 10 .371 6th 15 40 30
2010 7 8 .467 1st 4 17 19
2009 7 10 .400 2nd 15 25 27
2008 5 9 .425 5th 12 24 31
2007 9 7 .525 2nd CAA Finals, NCAA First Round (5) 14 11 15 14
2006 8 6 .522 2nd 14 13 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
2002 7 5 .540 3rd 18 19 17
2001 14 4 .790 1st America East Title, NCAA Semifinals (9) 6 17 9
(1) Laxpower Power Rating[4]
(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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Correct Use of the Towson University Athletics Logo Graphics (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  2. ^ a b "2013 Quick Facts" (PDF). Towson University. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Devitte, Kyle (12 May 2013). "In-Game Blog: Towson-Ohio State". InsideLacrosse.com. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.laxpower.com/update14/binmen/rating01.php