DU Lacrosse Rises To #6 & #7 In Latest Polls

(above) DU moved up to #7 in the Nike Inside Lacrosse Poll

Two days after beating powerhouse Duke 12-9 in Bethpage, N.Y., the University of Denver men's lacrosse team received the program's highest rankings in the national polls Monday. The Pioneers, off to an 8-2 start, are No. 7 in the Inside Lacrosse poll and No. 6 in the USILA Coaches poll. DU's previous high ranking was No. 9, achieved last season.

Syracuse (9-0) is the nation's consensus No. 1 team, receiving all first-place votes in both polls. Syracuse defeated the Pioneers 13-7 in the teams' season opener Feb. 20 at the Carrier Dome. DU and Ohio State meet Saturday in the eighth annual Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Showdown at Invesco Field at Mile High.


Anonymous said...

its good to see the DU lacrosse team being relevant. I'd love to see them turn into a hot-ticket item at DU. We just need somewhere good to tailgate before the games

pesimisticfan said...

Speaking of Rankings, the NHL Final Central Scouting Rankings came out yesterday and DU has 4 players ranked, 2 of witch slipped from the mid-terms, and the other two made big jumps.

1. Scott Mayfield D, Youngstown (USHL) #24 was #15
2. Nick Shore C, Denver (WCHA) #56 was #38
3. Zac Larazza LW, USA-18 (NTDP) #70 was #98
4. Josiah Didier D, Cedar Rapids (USHL) '12 #108 was #198

Other draft eligible players/recruits include: Garrett Allen, Joey Laleggia, Larkin Jacobson, Matt Tabrum, Daniel Doremus, Matt Van Voorhis, Adam Murray

Anonymous said...

Cool video highlights

Anonymous said...

DU's only losses are to #1 Syracuse and #2 Notre Dame, and they beat Duke without 2 starting midfielders (Rogers and Lay) who will be out likely until playoff time, if not longer.

DU could very well get a home NCAA playoff game if they keep playing well.

du78 said...

Excellent video!!!!

GO DU!!!!

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me what happened to Curtis Green (the midfielder from Canada)?

du78 said...

Freshman Kurtis Green is listed on the team's roster but according to the season's stats has not played in a game. Don't know if he is hurt or has just been a healthy scratch. Maybe someone on campus has more insight.

dggoddard said...

Kurtis Green is "redshirting" this season.

From Wikipedia...

"Redshirt is a term used in American college athletics that refers to delaying or suspending an athlete's participation in order to lengthen his or her period of eligibility. Typically, a student's athletic eligibility in a given sport is four seasons, a number derived from the four years of academic classes that are normally required to obtain a bachelor's degree at an American college or university. However, a student-athlete may be offered the opportunity to redshirt for one year which allows the athlete to spread those four years of eligibility over five years. In a redshirt year, a student athlete may attend classes at the college or university, practice with an athletic team, and dress for play but he or she may not compete during the game. Using this mechanism, a student athlete has up to five academic years to use the four years of eligibility, thus creating the phenomenon of the "fifth-year senior."

Anonymous said...

Funny Lacrosse team is better than the hockey team now. Big shift on campus big shift

Anonymous said...

DU Lacrosse isn't bigger than DU hockey.

Hockey's won 7 NCAA titles. Lax hasn't won an NCAA game yet.

Hockey averages 5,600 fans per game, while lax averages 1,800.

Hockey tickets average $25, lax tickets $10.

Hockey has 15-18 televised games. Lax has 3-4.

Lax is getting better, but it in no way is it DU's flaship sport.