UMass Minutemen lacrosse

The UMass Minutemen men's lacrosse team represents the University of Massachusetts Amherst in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) NCAA Division I men's lacrosse.[3]

UMass Minutemen
UMass Amherst Athletics logo.svg
UniversityUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
Head coachGreg Cannella [1] (since 1995 season)
StadiumGarber Field
(capacity: 5,000)
LocationAmherst, Massachusetts
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
NicknameMinutemen
ColorsMaroon and White[2]
         
NCAA Tournament Runner-Up
(1) - 2006
NCAA Tournament Final Fours
(1) - 2006
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
(11) - 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1986, 1989, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006
NCAA Tournament appearances
(20) - 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2018
Conference Tournament championships
(2) - 2012, 2018
Conference regular season championships
(7) - 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2018, 2019

HistoryEdit

UMass had competed in the ECAC Lacrosse League since 2000, but in 2010 transferred to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). They play their home games at Garber Field in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Minutemen have fielded a varsity team since 1954. Since that time, there have only named 4 head coaches: Al Goodyear in 1954, Dick Garber (after which the present lacrosse field is named) from 1955-1990, Ted Garber from 1991-1994, and the present coach Greg Cannella beginning in 1995.

They have been New England ILA Champions 21 times (1963, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006). Prior to the NCAA, they reached the semifinals in the USILA tournament in 1972 and 1973.

UMass reached the NCAA finals in 2006, becoming just the third unseeded team to reach the finals. In 2002, the Minutemen came close to a semi-final appearance, scoring two goals in the final 25 seconds of regulation but losing to Johns Hopkins in overtime.

Notable players and coachesEdit

Season ResultsEdit

The following is a list of UMass's results by season since the institution of NCAA Division I in 1971:

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Richard Garber (Independent) (1959–1990)
1971 Richard Garber 10–2
1972 Richard Garber 12–4 USILA Semifinals
1973 Richard Garber 11–4 USILA Semifinals
1974 Richard Garber 11–2
1975 Richard Garber 9–3
1976 Richard Garber 10–3 NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1977 Richard Garber 11–4 NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1978 Richard Garber 9–5
1979 Richard Garber 8–5 NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1980 Richard Garber 8–5
1981 Richard Garber 13–2 NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1982 Richard Garber 8–5
1983 Richard Garber 5–10
1984 Richard Garber 8–4
1985 Richard Garber 6–8
1986 Richard Garber 10–5 NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1987 Richard Garber 8–3 NCAA Division I First Round
1988 Richard Garber 10–3 NCAA Division I First Round
1989 Richard Garber 13–3 NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1990 Richard Garber 10–5 NCAA Division I First Round
Richard Garber: 300–141–3 (.679)
Ted Garber (Independent) (1991–1994)
1991 Ted Garber 9–4 NCAA Division I First Round
1992 Ted Garber 9–3
1993 Ted Garber 10–5 NCAA Division I First Round
1994 Ted Garber 9–5
Ted Garber: 37–17 (.685)
Greg Cannella (Independent) (1995–1999)
1995 Greg Cannella 7–6 NCAA Division I First Round
1996 Greg Cannella 7–5
1997 Greg Cannella 9–6 NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1998 Greg Cannella 7–5
1999 Greg Cannella 4–8
Greg Cannella (ECAC Lacrosse League) (2000–2009)
2000 Greg Cannella 6–8 2–4 5th
2001 Greg Cannella 12–2 5–1 T–1st
2002 Greg Cannella 12–4 5–0 1st NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
2003 Greg Cannella 13–3 3–2 T–2nd NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
2004 Greg Cannella 7–7 2–1 2nd
2005 Greg Cannella 13–3 5–1 T–1st NCAA Division I Quarterfinals
2006 Greg Cannella 13–5 5–2 2nd NCAA Division I Runner–Up
2007 Greg Cannella 7–7 4–3 3rd
2008 Greg Cannella 5–9 3–2 4th
2009 Greg Cannella 9–6 6–1 1st NCAA Division I First Round
Greg Cannella (Colonial Athletic Association) (2010–Present)
2010 Greg Cannella 8–6 2–3 T–4th
2011 Greg Cannella 10–5 4–1 T–2nd
2012 Greg Cannella 15–1 5–0 1st NCAA Division I First Round
2013 Greg Cannella 7–8 2–4 T–4th
2014 Greg Cannella 7–6 1–4 T–5th
2015 Greg Cannella 5–10 2–3 T–4th
2016 Greg Cannella 4–9 0–5 6th
2017 Greg Cannella 7–8 3–2 T–2nd
2018 Greg Cannella 12–5 5–0 1st NCAA Division I First Round
2019 Greg Cannella 10–5 4–1 T–1st
2020 Greg Cannella 5–2 0–0
Greg Cannella: 221–149 (.597) 68–40 (.630)
Total: 560–310–3 (.643)

      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.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Greg Cannella Staff Biography". University of Massachusetts Amherst. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  2. ^ University of Massachusetts Athletics Official Style Guide (PDF). Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  3. ^ UMass women's teams are known as "Minutewomen".

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