Both Denver men’s and women’s lacrosse programs have their respective BIG EAST conference tournaments this weekend. The women will be fighting for a potential home-field advantage in the first round of the NCAA Tournament – though the 12-10 loss to rival Colorado likely ended that opportunity – and the men are fighting for their postseason lives, hoping to just extend their season. One loss and their season is over. The action will take place this Thursday at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium for the women and Cooper Field (Georgetown) in Washington D.C.for the men. Continue reading Big Week Ahead For Denver Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse
Category Archives: Women’s Lacrosse
Dominant DU Women’s Lacrosse Coasts to BIG EAST Regular Season Title
They are 30-3 over the past two seasons and their 16-8 road win at Villanova this past weekend guaranteed DU women’s lacrosse at least a share of the conference title – yet again. That now makes it three straight regular-season titles (2020 was canceled due to COVID-19). Sitting at #9 in the national rankings, Denver women’s lacrosse is on a tear, sitting at 14-1, 4-0 this season. They have outscored their opponents 196-118 and take 11 more shots per game. Continue reading Dominant DU Women’s Lacrosse Coasts to BIG EAST Regular Season Title
Denver Drops Weather-Shortened Match to #1 BC
#1 Boston College was leading Denver women’s lacrosse, 9-5, at the end of the third quarter when the match was called due to inclement weather. The temperature was 15 degrees and falling with a wind chill of zero with flurries fast approaching when the match was called in the Eagles’ favor. Continue reading Denver Drops Weather-Shortened Match to #1 BC
Clash of Undefeated Teams as Denver Faces #1 Boston College at Peter Barton
To put a twist on an old Rick Flair quote, “To be the best, you have to beat the best.” #11 Denver women’s lacrosse (6-0) will have that opportunity tomorrow, Wednesday, at Peter Barton Stadium at 4:00 pm in what is certain to be a chilly and possibly snowy reception for the #1 Boston College Golden Eagles (6-0). Head Coach Liza Kelly and her teams have been knocking on the door as a true national contender but Wednesday’s match is the ultimate test – can they be the best?
***GAME MOVED TO 1:00 PM DUE TO WEATHER***
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Denver Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse have Mixed Results on the Road
Denver women’s lacrosse defeated Stanford for the second game in a row, following on last season’s NCAA tournament win, 8-6, at Stanford, California. Denver men’s lacrosse was not so fortunate with a Saturday morning loss to Duke, 19-10, in Durham, North Carolina.
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Renaissance Man Tyler Maun Has Become the Voice of the Pioneers
From 2005 to 2014, DU Athletics had a featured broadcaster, Mitch Hyder, who was best known for his radio play-by-play for the University of Denver’s men’s basketball team. A jack-of-all-trades, Hyder also did play-by-play for women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, and men’s and women’s lacrosse. The transition to a new voice has taken time but current play-by-play announcer, Tyler Maun has assumed the mantle as the voice of the Denver Pioneers.
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DU Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions Slated for October 15th
Registration is still open for this year’s Denver Athletics Hall of Fame awards dinner to be held Friday, October 15th, 6-9 pm MT ahead of the Hall of Fame hockey game against Air Force on Saturday at Magness Arena. Originally scheduled for last year, but postponed due to COVID-19, this year’s induction class is one of the most impressive groups of athletic alumni ever assembled at DU. Continue reading DU Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions Slated for October 15th
Could Lacrosse and Seattle University Get Denver into the West Coast Conference?
Lacrosse fans were treated to a thrilling championship game over Memorial Day Weekend when Virginia defeated Maryland, 17-16. Could the fastest-growing college sport in America be used to drive a move by DU to the West Coast Conference (WCC)? Denver could leverage their national lacrosse reputation as the “Lacrosse Capital of the West” to kickstart D1 men’s college lacrosse while gaining membership in the West Coast Conference. Their ally in a proposal to join the WCC could be Seattle University, a non-football outlier in the football-centric Western Athletic Conference (WAC). The Seattle Redhawks already field men’s and women’s club lacrosse and, like DU, are a private school outlier in their conference. A commitment by Seattle to add D1 lacrosse and a joint appeal by the two schools to WCC Commissioner Gloria Nevarez could be the key to unlock membership for both schools.
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Which Program has the Best Chance at Winning DU’s 34th National Title?
It was 2018 when Denver skiing won their 24th national NCAA title. Denver hockey secured their 8th title during the 2016-2017 season. In 2015, head coach Bill Tierney led Denver to its first men’s lacrosse NCAA championship. By recent DU standards, a three-year championship drought is too long and it begs the question of which team will win the athletic department’s next national title and when?
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Denver Athletics Concludes 2020-2021 Season
Denver Men’s Golf made a final day charge but their over-par performance on the final few holes caused them to fall to sixth out of 13 teams at the 2021 NCAA Cle Elum Regional. Just the top five teams advance to nationals out of each regional and Denver fell just short of fifth-place Florida. It would have been historic for men’s golf to appear in the NCAA championships, a drought that has extended for over 61 years. Only three individual athletes remain in the NCAA playoffs. DU Women’s golfer Anna Zanusso is left as an individual athlete competing May 21st-23rd at the NCAA Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Anna Reidmiller from Women’s Tennis and James Davis from Men’s Tennis are in the NCAA Tennis Championships May 23rd-28th in Orlando, Florida.
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