Michigan Wolverines men's lacrosse

The Michigan Wolverines men's lacrosse team is the intercollegiate men's lacrosse program representing the University of Michigan. The school competes in the Big Ten Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Prior to joining the NCAA, Michigan competed as a club-varsity program at the Division I level of the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) in the Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association (CCLA), where the Wolverines secured three MCLA national championships and won 11 consecutive conference titles. The team is coached by Kevin Conry.[3]

Michigan Wolverines men's lacrosse
Michigan Wolverines logo.svg
Founded2012 (varsity); 1940 (club)
UniversityUniversity of Michigan
Head coachKevin Conry (3rd season)
StadiumU-M Lacrosse Stadium[1]
(capacity: 2,000)
LocationAnn Arbor, Michigan
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
NicknameWolverines
ColorsMaize and Blue[2]
         
Pre-NCAA era championships
(MCLA) 2008, 2009, 2010
Conference Tournament championships
CCLA: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Conference regular season championships
CCLA: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

HistoryEdit

The Michigan men's lacrosse team is one of the oldest collegiate lacrosse programs in the Midwest, having been founded in 1940. The program competed a few years until being halted for World War II. It was restarted in 1965 and has been playing ever since.[4]

In 2001, the Wolverines were elevated to club-varsity status, competing at the Division I level of the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) in the Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association (CCLA). In 2008, the team became the first MCLA team to complete a season undefeated, finishing 20–0 and winning their first national championship at Texas Stadium. The feat was repeated in 2009 with another 20–0 season and earned their second national championship with a 12–11 victory over Chapman University at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Denver, Colorado. In 2010, they won their third MCLA national championship in a row, defeating Arizona State University 12–11 in Denver. In 2008, Michigan faceoff specialist Brekan Kohlitz became the first MCLA player ever selected in the Major League Lacrosse draft when he was taken in the 5th round by the Washington Bayhawks. Michigan attackman Kyle Jackson was drafted as the 7th overall pick in the National Lacrosse League by the Rochester Knighthawks in 2016.

 
Michigan in action against Ohio State in 2015

The program was promoted to NCAA Division I status by the university for the 2012 season.[5] The Wolverines played in the ECAC Lacrosse League as an affiliate member during the 2012 season and as a full member in 2013 and 2014.[6][7] In 2015, the Big Ten added men's lacrosse as a conference sport and the Wolverines joined Ohio State, Maryland, Rutgers, Penn State, and affiliate Johns Hopkins for the conference's first season.

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position coached Consecutive season at
Michigan in current position
Kevin Conry Head coach 3rd
Jim Rogalski Assistant Coach 3rd
Justin Turri Assistant Coach 2nd
Chris Harren Volunteer Assistant Coach 2nd
Joe Hennessy Director of Operations 10th
Reference:[8]

Season ResultsEdit

The following is a list of Michigan's results by season as a NCAA Division I program:

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
John Paul (ECAC Lacrosse League) (2012–2014)
2012 John Paul 1–13 0–0
2013 John Paul 1–13 0–7 8th
2014 John Paul 5–11 1–3 4th
John Paul (Big Ten Conference) (2015–2017)
2015 John Paul 5–8 1–4 T–5th
2016 John Paul 3–10 0–5 6th
2017 John Paul 8–6 0–5 6th
John Paul: 23–61 (.274) 2–24 (.077)
Kevin Conry (Big Ten Conference) (2018–Present)
2018 Kevin Conry 8–6 1–4 6th
2019 Kevin Conry 4–9 1–4 T–5th
2020 Kevin Conry 4–3 0–0
Kevin Conry: 16–18 (.471) 2–8 (.200)
Total: 39–79 (.331)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

†NCAA canceled 2020 collegiate activities due to the COVID-19 virus.

Club ResultsEdit

National ChampionshipsEdit

MCLA Division I: 2008, 2009, 2010

Conference ChampionshipsEdit

CCLA Regular Season: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

CCLA Tournament: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011


The following is a list of Michigan's results by season as a MCLA Division I program from 1998 to 2011, prior to becoming a NCAA Division I program:

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
John Paul (Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association) (1998–2011)
1998 John Paul 15–4
1999 John Paul 16–5 1st MCLA Division I Quarterfinals
2000 John Paul 20–6 1st MCLA Division I Quarterfinals
2001 John Paul 19–2 1st MCLA Division I Quarterfinals
2002 John Paul 18–3 1st MCLA Division I Quarterfinals
2003 John Paul 16–5 1st MCLA Division I Quarterfinals
2004 John Paul 14–4 1st MCLA Division I Quarterfinals
2005 John Paul 18–3 1st MCLA Division I Final Four
2006 John Paul 15–5 1st MCLA Division I Quarterfinals
2007 John Paul 13–5 1st MCLA Division I First Round
2008 John Paul 20–0 1st MCLA Division I Champion
2009 John Paul 20–0 1st MCLA Division I Champion
2010 John Paul 18–1 1st MCLA Division I Champion
2011 John Paul 18–1 1st MCLA Division I Final Four
John Paul: 240–44 (.845)
Total: 583–149 (.796)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Michigan Men's Lacrosse Facility Information". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "University of Michigan Style Guide: Colors". July 7, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
  3. ^ Lee, Edward (June 21, 2017). "Maryland men's lacrosse assistant coach Kevin Conry named Michigan's new head coach". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "U-M Athletics Announces Men's and Women's Lacrosse as Varsity Sports". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. May 25, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  5. ^ Snyder, Mark (May 25, 2011). "Michigan adds men's, women's lacrosse as varsity sports". USA Today. Retrieved May 31, 2011.
  6. ^ Nesbitt, Stephen J. (July 10, 2011). "Michigan lacrosse program becomes eighth member of ECAC". The Michigan Daily. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  7. ^ "Michigan Joins ECAC". NCAA. July 7, 2011. Retrieved January 2, 2011.
  8. ^ "Michigan Wolverines Men's Lacrosse Coaches". MGoBlue.com. Board of Regents of the University of Michigan. Retrieved March 29, 2019.

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