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Huskies 3rd in PCLL Pre-Season Poll

Monday, November 9, 2015

BOSTON -- By an overwhelming consensus, Boston College is expected to be the top dog in the Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League's Division I this spring according to preseason voting by the conference's coaches.

The Eagles were listed first on all six ballots, leaving them well clear of Northeastern, which finished in second place. The Huskies will be led by new coach Chris Boland this spring.
Connecticut, which represented the team at the MCLA national championships last year, is tied for third place along with New Hampshire.

2016 PCLL Preseason Coaches Poll

RankSchoolPointsFirst place votes
1.Boston College66
3t.New Hampshire21
6.Rhode Island35

First year Head Coach Marc Paolini has announced the hiring of Jeff Lombardo as assistant coach.  Coach Lombardo is currently the head coach at Avon High School, he will maintain those duties while also working with the UConn program.  Coach Lombardo and Coach Paolini

have a long history, having coached together at Daniel Hand High School from 2004-2012 as Head Coach and Associate Head Coach, respectively.   Since 2008 Coach Lombardo's teams have made the Connecticut HS State Championship tournament every year.  He has coached multiple All-State and All-Conference players and his athletes have gone on to play at schools such as Syracuse, Sienna, Michigan and Qunnipiac.

"Coach Lombardo and I worked together at Hand for almost a decade," said Paolini, "he understands our way of coaching as well as anyone.  He gets it...there are a lot of guys that understand this game but not all of them know what it takes to win.  He has that combination.  He knows our vision for this program and how to help us get there."                      

Storrs, CT – Paul Scordato, the head men’s lacrosse coach at UConn since 2011, is stepping down after four seasons with the Huskies. Marc Paolini, an assistant under Scordato for the last three seasons, and the team’s Defensive Coordinator, has been promoted to Head Coach.

Paul Scordato
"My time and experience with the team, coaches, parents and alumni over the years has been one of the most rewarding parts of my life,” said Scordato. “I know for sure that as the years go by I will look back and be happy that I was part of such a great program and will be truly satisfied that I did everything I could to help it be a better program. I will always treasure the love and respect I developed with each player over the years. I will truly miss coaching the UConn Lacrosse Program.” 

Scordato leaves UConn as the team’s winningest coach in the club era with a 36-18 record in four seasons. He produced an MCLA All-American in each of his four seasons as well as 26 All-Conference players, 2 Conference Offensive Players of the Year, 2 Defensive Players of the Year, 1 Rookie of the Year and was named the 2012 PCLL Coach of the Year.

On the field he led the program to a number of firsts; including the team’s first ever win over Boston College, first PCLL Championship, and first trip to the MCLA National Tournament. Off the field Scordato worked tirelessly to engage alumni and parents as well as bring speakers to campus that would inspire his players, most notably Captain Richard Phillips in 2014.

Succeeding Scordato will be Assistant Coach and Defensive Coordinator Marc Paolini. Paolini was a defensive standout at Daniel Hand High School located in Madison, CT as well as a team captain and three year starter. After high school Paolini went on to coach at his alma mater where he would be named Associate Head Coach. During Paolini's tenure at Daniel Hand the Tigers enjoyed several standout seasons including a 2006 team that went 20-2 and was ranked number two in the state.

Marc Paolini
Hired as an assistant coach in 2012 the UConn defense has seen marked improvement during Paolini’s tenure. He has produced multiple Defensive All-Conference Players, Defensive Players of the Year and All-Americans. Under Paolini UConn teams have consistently ranked near the top of the conference in Goals Against Average, highlighted by a 2013 season where the Huskies only allowed one opponent to score double digits in 14 games.

"I hope to build upon the work of Coach Scordato and continue to make our team something the alumni and university can be proud of,” said Paolini. "What the team did this past season was historic. We want to continue that success and turn it into a standard that we work towards every season."

Both Paolini and the players are looking forward to the next chapter of UConn Men’s Lacrosse. “In the past few years Coach Paolini has proven how much he cares about UConn Lacrosse,” said Senior Captain Jack Tesoriero . “We look forward to building on our previous success and having an even better 2016 season.”

50th Anniversary Documentary Released

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The 50 Year Storm is a documentary movie detailing the 50 year history of men's lacrosse at the University of Connecticut.  It follows the rise and fall of the varsity program, the rebirth of a club program, and the budding movement to re-establish a division one team at the states flagship institution.  Interviewees from each decade, accompanied by photos and video, share their experiences and stories about the team during their time.  The film is dedicated to the past, present, and future UConn men's lacrosse players with the hopes of building on our history and one day returning varsity men's lacrosse to Storrs, Connecticut.

Providence, RI – Led by three seniors, the UConn Men’s Lacrosse team won the 2015 PCLL Conference with a 9-2 victory over the (#1 seed) University of New Hampshire on Sunday evening. UConn was the #3 seed entering the two-day conference tournament at Stevenson Field on the campus of Brown University.
In the championship game, senior midfielder Archie Sullivan (West Hartford, CT) led the UConn offense with two goals while sophomore Ryan Walker (Glastonbury, CT) contributed two assists in the victory. On the defensive side, senior defensemanPierce Bushby (Fairfield, CT) took over face-off duty and also anchored the stellar defensive performance which held New Hampshire scoreless in the second half. Senior goaltender Brendan Helberg (Newington, CT) made 22 saves helping to secure the win for the Huskies.
uconn_pcll_01The night before UConn won a thrilling 7-6 semi-final game over rival (and #2 seed) Northeastern. In that game Sophomore John Takita (Norwalk, CT) led the way with a game high 3 goal performance while senior goaltender Brendan Helberg (Newington, CT) delivered another spectacular 16 save performance that including a heart-stopping game winning save on a last second shot by Northeastern that would have sent the game into overtime.

The 2015 PCLL conference title was the first in team history for the UConn Huskies. With the win, UConn Men’s Lacrosse earned an automatic qualifying birth to the 16 team MCLA National Championship tournament to be held in Southern California (May 11th – 16th) and will enter the tournament as the #15 seed. UConn will face the #2 Arizona State in the first round on May 11th. For the complete tournament brackets, game schedules and broadcast links, visit the MCLA web site: www.mcla.us

Huskies Head to West Texas Lacrosse Showcase

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

CANYON, Texas –West Texas A&M has partnered with former Texas State head lacrosse coach and Amarillo resident Kyle Northrup to bring lacrosse to the Texas Panhandle for a weekend tournament. West Texas A&M will be the site of the "West Texas Showcase" an unprecedented event Feb. 21-22 at The Pitch. Texas State University, along with the previous two MCLA national champions in University of Colorado and Colorado State University, and the University of Connecticut will showcase their skills in four matches over the two days.

In addition, there will be a free clinic in between the two games on Saturday for youngsters to learn the sport of lacrosse. Texas State will battle Colorado at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21. The free clinic will be at 1:30 p.m., followed by UConn versus Colorado State at 2:30 p.m. Sunday's action begins at 10:30 a.m. as UConn takes on Colorado, while Texas State faces off with Colorado State at 1 p.m. There will be merchandise for sale, along with tournament T-Shirts.

"2015 affords our program the opportunity to play tough opponents on the road all over the state of Texas," Texas State head men's lacrosse coach Kyle Saunders said in the programs schedule news release. "With road games in Houston, Dallas, Austin, College Station and our first time in West Texas, we should be ready to compete at away venues come tournament time." The event is free and open to the public. Come out and enjoy a fun weekend learning the sport of lacrosse.

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2015 Schedule Released

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The 2015 schedule has been officially released and is available on the mcla.us  website.  The Huskies are gearing up for what will arguably be the programs toughest schedule to date, starting out with a trip to Texas to face national powers Colorado and Colorado State.  While the MCLA preseason poll has yet to be released, one can expect that the Huskies may face at least four nationally ranked opponents this season. 

Full schedule at MCLA.us

Sat Feb 21
1:30 PM
Colorado State University-Ft. Collins Lacrosse@ Colorado StateKimbrough Stadium Murphy, TX
Sun Feb 22
11:00 AM
University of Colorado Lacrosse@ ColoradoKimbrough Stadium Murphy, TX
Thu Mar 12
8:00 PM
University of Pittsburgh LacrossePittsburghBrown University Providence, RI
Wed Apr 1
7:00 PM
divisionalUniversity of Rhode Island LacrosseRhode IslandDepot Field Mansfield, CT
Sat Apr 4
7:00 PM
divisionalUniversity of New Hampshire LacrosseNew HampshireDepot Field Mansfield, CT
Sat Apr 11
5:00 PM
Clemson University LacrosseClemsonBrown University Providence, RI
Sat Apr 18
3:00 PM
divisionalBoston College Lacrosse@ Boston CollegeAlumni Stadium at BC Chestnut Hill, MA
Sun Apr 19
1:00 PM
divisionalState University of New York-Buffalo LacrosseSUNY-BuffaloDepot Field Mansfield, CT
Wed Apr 22
7:00 PM
divisionalNortheastern University Lacrosse@ NortheasternParsons Field Boston, MA
Sat Apr 25
2:00 PM
University of New Haven LacrosseNew HavenDepot Field Mansfield, CT

14-15 Alumni Game Announced

Sunday, September 28, 2014

This years alumni game will take place on October 26th, 1pm at Depot Field and as always will pit the current team vs. the alumni team.  There will also be a post game BBQ at the field.  Even if you do not plan on playing in the game please feel free to attend.  This weekend also happens to be Huskies Forever weekend at the university so there will be plenty to do for those considering making the trip.  Continuing the trend of the university embracing us as an alumni organization this alumni game is an officially recognized event of the Huskies Forever weekend schedule.  If you plan to attend please register online so we have an accurate idea of the head count.  Hope to see you there!

PS This event will be documented for the 50 Years of UConn Lacrosse documentary that Brian Skelcher is working on.  Alumni will have opportunities to share stories and memories to be included in the documentary if they so desire.

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