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38 Days, 38 Sports: Men's Lacrosse

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 07/22/2013
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Mike MacDonald, Kip Orban and Tom Schreiber combined for 98 goals in 2013.
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As a countdown to the start of the 2013-14 athletic schedule, GoPrincetonTigers.com will take a look at each of Princeton's 38 sports. A new post will be added each day Monday through Friday until the first Princeton athletic event on Aug. 31.

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 Princeton Men's Lacrosse: Five Numbers to Know
6 NCAA championships 26

Ivy League titles

77.3 Percentage of goals scored in 2013 by returning players 12.1 Goals per game in 2013 2 Consecutive 60-point seasons for Tom Schreiber; only three players have ever done so at Princeton

 Head Coach

 Chris Bates
• two Ivy titles, two NCAA tournaments, three Ivy tournament finals in four years
• has coached three Ivy Rookies of the Year and one Ivy Player of the Year
• coached 13 first-team All-Ivy, 14 All-Americas in four years
• won 100th career game during 2013 season


Three to Watch

Tom Schreiber '14
• two-time first-team All-America
three-time first-team All-Ivy
• 2013 Tewaaraton Trophy finalist and MacLaughlin Award winner as top midfielder in Division I
• only Princeton middie ever with at least 70 career goals and 70 career assists


Derick Raabe '14
• had 73 ground balls in 2013, for the highest single-season total by a Princeton player since 1997
• 2nd-team All-Ivy League
• also led team in caused turnovers

Mike MacDonald '15
• 43 goals in 2013, for the sixth-best single-season total in program history
first-team All-Ivy League, honorablemention All-America
65 career goals are the third-most ever by a Princeton player after sophomore year


 Ten Princeton Men's Lacrosse Facts

• Princeton first played men's lacrosse on Oct. 14, 1882, and has an all-time record of 648-449-19.

• Princeton has won six NCAA championships (1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001), four USILA national championships (1937, 1942, 1951, 1952) and two other recognitions as national champion  (1884, 1885).

• Princeton remains the last team to win three consecutive NCAA championships.

• Princeton averaged 12.1 goals per game in 2013, its highest single-season total since 1998.

• The 2014 Tigers will have nine returning starters from last season, with only All-Ivy League attackman Jeff Froccaro's having graduated. Princeton will also return two other players who have been starters in the past who missed 2013 to injury.

• Princeton has produced seven of the last 13 Ivy League Rookies of the Year, including the most recent one, Jake Froccaro, who had 24 goals and 10 assists in 2013.

• Princeton will return four players who had at least 24 goals last season (Mike MacDonald, Tom Schreiber, Kip Orban, Jake Froccaro).

• Tom Schreiber has led Princeton in scoring each of his first three seasons. Should he do so in 2014, he would join Kevin Lowe ’94 and Ryan Boyle ’04 as the only players to lead the team in scoring for four straight years.

• Freshman defenseman Mark Strabo and freshman midfielder Jake Froccaro started all 15 games in 2013. Freshman attackman Ryan Ambler started 13 games, missing two to injury. Freshman goalie Matt O'Connor started 11 games.

• Princeton will start 2014 with two new coaches, as Greg Raymond left to be the head coach at Hobart and Michael Podgajny left coaching.

 

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July 16 - Heavyweight Rowing
July 17 - Women's Basketball
July 18 - Men's Outdoor Track & Field
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July 22 - Men's Lacrosse

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