Hofstra Pride men's lacrosse

Hofstra Pride
Founded 1949
University Hofstra University
Conference CAA
Location Hempstead, New York
Coach Seth Tierney (since 2007)
Stadium James M. Shuart Stadium
(capacity: 13,000)
Nickname Pride
Colors Blue, White, and Gold[1]
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1993, 1999, 2001, 2006
NCAA Tournament Appearances
(17) - 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Conference Tournament Champions
2000, 2006, 2008
Conference Regular Season Champions
2000, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014

The Hofstra Pride men's lacrosse team represents Hofstra University in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's lacrosse competition.


Hofstra fielded its first varsity men's lacrosse team in 1949, hiring Howdy Myers the following season from Johns Hopkins to take over the program. Myers had previously won three national titles with Hopkins. Myers quickly got the program to a high level, where in 1955 Hofstra was 14 and 2, and ranked 3rd in the country. In 1971 Myers guided the Flying Dutchmen, as the team was known then, to a 12-4 record a number 10 ranking, as well as an at large bid to the first-ever 1971 NCAA tournament.

Hofstra has made seventeen postseason appearances in the NCAA tournament reaching the quarterfinals four times, in 1993, 1999, 2001 and 2006. Hofstra closest effort at making the NCAA final four was in 2006, when they lost in overtime to Massachusetts in the NCAA Quarterfinals, 11-10, after UMass had come back from a 10-5 deficit in the 4th quarter.

The Pride were ranked second in the nation in 2006 and received a number three seed in the NCAA tournament. Coached by current Duke coach John Danowski, Hofstra won 17 straight games losing only their season opener and the quarterfinal match, both to Massachusetts.[2]

Notable athletes and coaches

Annual records

YearWinsLossesPercentConferenceTournamentNational RankRPISOSPower Rating (1)
2014115.6901stCAA Finals (2) 14142322
2011133.7431stCAA Finals, NCAA First Round (3)13123611
201095.6435thNCAA First Round (4) 141521 6
2009114.7331stNCAA First Round (5) 10 81318
2008106.6252ndCAA Title, NCAA First Round(6) 16111923
2006172.8951stCAA Title, NCAA Quarterfinals (7) 2 924 3
2003116.6002ndCAA Finals, NCAA First Round (8)101422
2002113.7902nd615 6
2001107.5952ndAmerica East Finals, NCAA Quarterfinals (9) 11712
2000115.6951stAmerica East Title, NCAA First Round (10) 101111
1999122.8572ndNCAA Quarterfinals (11) 82311
(1) Laxpower Power Rating[4]
(2) Lost CAA tournament final in three overtimes to Drexel 11-10.
(3) Lost CAA tournament final to Delaware 12-6. Lost NCAA first round to Johns Hopkins 14-8.
(4) Lost NCAA first round to Maryland 11-8.
(5) Won CAA tournament final over Villanova 9-7. Lost NCAA first round to Cornell 11-8.
(6) Won CAA tournament final in overtime to Drexel 10-9. Lost NCAA first round to Johns Hopkins 10-4.
(7) Won CAA tournament final in over Delaware 12-6. Won NCAA first round over Providence 14-8. Lost NCAA quarterfinal to Massachusetts in overtime 11-10.
(8) Lost CAA tournament final to Towson 16-11. Lost NCAA first round to Massachusetts 9-6.
(9) Lost America East tournament final to Towson 12-11. Won NCAA first round in overtime over Virginia 15-14. Lost NCAA quarterfinal to Syracuse 18-13.
(10) Won America East tournament over Delaware 14-4. Lost NCAA first round in to Maryland 14-12.
(11) Won NCAA first round against Navy 15-7. Lost NCAA quarterfinals to Johns Hopkins 15-7.


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