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.
|Michigan Wolverines men's lacrosse|
|Founded||2012 (varsity); 1940 (club)|
|University||University of Michigan|
|Head coach||Kevin Conry (3rd season)|
|Stadium||U-M Lacrosse Stadium|
|Location||Ann Arbor, Michigan|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|Colors||Maize and Blue|
|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|
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.
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.
The program was promoted to NCAA Division I status by the university for the 2012 season. 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. 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.
|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|
The following is a list of Michigan's results by season as a NCAA Division I program:
|John Paul (ECAC Lacrosse League) (2012–2014)|
|John Paul (Big Ten Conference) (2015–2017)|
|John Paul:||23–61 (.274)||2–24 (.077)|
|Kevin Conry (Big Ten Conference) (2018–Present)|
|Kevin Conry:||16–18 (.471)||2–8 (.200)|
Postseason invitational champion
†NCAA canceled 2020 collegiate activities due to the COVID-19 virus.
MCLA Division I: 2008, 2009, 2010
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:
|John Paul (Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association) (1998–2011)|
|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)|
Postseason invitational champion
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- "University of Michigan Style Guide: Colors". July 7, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
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- "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.
- Snyder, Mark (May 25, 2011). "Michigan adds men's, women's lacrosse as varsity sports". USA Today. Retrieved May 31, 2011.
- Nesbitt, Stephen J. (July 10, 2011). "Michigan lacrosse program becomes eighth member of ECAC". The Michigan Daily. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
- "Michigan Joins ECAC". NCAA. July 7, 2011. Retrieved January 2, 2011.
- "Michigan Wolverines Men's Lacrosse Coaches". MGoBlue.com. Board of Regents of the University of Michigan. Retrieved March 29, 2019.