The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team came in at No. 1 in this week’s Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, being the first Rutgers athletics team to be ranked No. 1 since the men’s soccer team back in 1995. The Scarlet Knights are 8-0 on the season, their best start since 1955.
3/20/2017 7:30pm

Rutgers achieves top national ranking

Week in and week out, the Rutgers men's lacrosse team has proven that last year's historic season was no fluke. In this week's Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, the Scarlet Knights (8-0) came in at the top spot, ahead of perennial power Notre Dame and fellow Big Ten teams Penn State and Ohio State. While Penn State (11) and Notre Dame (10) both received more first place votes than Rutgers (7), the Knights still found themselves with the top ranking, mainly due to strong wins against No. 8 Army and No. 13 Princeton. Rutgers is in the midst of a seven-day rest period before hitting the road for a contest at Delaware (x-x). That game will conclude the Knights' nonconference slate, and although there stands to be a great chance they finish 9-0, a brutal Big Ten schedule awaits them. As it stands now, every team in the Big Ten is ranked, with Rutgers' schedule starting off with a road test at No. 17 Johns Hopkins on March 31.

3/10/2017 9:35pm

No. 8 Rutgers wastes No. 14 Stony Brook 17-4

The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team was out for revenge on Friday night and got a whole lot more. The No. 8 Scarlet Knights (6-0) avenged last year’s 15-9 loss to now-No. 14 Stony Brook with a 17-4 thrashing of the Seawolves (5-1). When asked if the team had a revenge mindset after last year’s loss, junior defender Michael Rexrode summed it up about as concise as possible. “Aw heck yea,” he said. This year’s senior class had played Stony Brook three times going into Saturday night’s game and had lost all three.

Freshman Kieran Mullins was the catalyst for Rutgers' close victory over Brown last time out, nabbing 4 goals, 3 of which came in the fourth quarter.
3/9/2017 6:15pm

No. 8 Rutgers faces another challenge in No. 14 Stony Brook

For the second consecutive game, nationally ranked team will step into High Point Solutions Stadium and for the second consecutive game, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team will look to send the visitors home with a loss. The No. 8 Scarlet Knights (5-0) welcome No. 14 Stony Brook (5-0) to Piscataway on Friday night in what was once supposed to be a rivalry game turned into a Seawolf-dominated series, with Stony Brook having beaten Rutgers every year since the 2013 season, the year the two teams began scheduling each other for annual contests. This year is different, though, as the Knights are at their highest ranking since 2004 and are playing at home, a place they haven’t lost since 2015, winning 11 straight. “I don’t know if it’s so much this place as it is how much pride they have in putting on these white jerseys,” said head coach Brian Brecht.

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