Thunder Men's Lacrosse
The men's lacrosse game scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 12 at Oberlin has been moved to John Carroll University. Face-off is set for 6:00 p.m.
SEWANEE, TENN.-- A big first period by Sewanee proved too much for the Trine men's lacrosse team to overcome, as the Thunder fell to the Tigers 14-3 Friday night.
The Tigers scored six goals in the first period and never led by less than four the rest of the way. Matthew Stiefel scored four goals and added three ground balls for Sewanee. Hayden Byrd added three goals and four ground balls. Tommy Healy made four saves in three quarters of action to earn the victory in net. A.J. Cap led Trine with a goal and an assist. Sewanee outshot Trine 68-17 and held a 49-29 edge in ground balls.The Thunder fall to 0-3 on the season. Sewanee is now 3-1 overall.
The six-goal first quarter proved too much for the Thunder to overcome. Stiefel and Davis Brown each scored two goals in the opening stanza. The Tigers outshot Trine 18-4 in the first quarter.
Chris Ward (Oak Lawn, Ill./St. Rita) got Trine on the board at the 12:43 mark of the second quarter. Paul Carlquist (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South) picked up the assist. George Youpel (Chicago Ridge, Ill./St. Rita) scored at the 11:43 mark to cut the score to 6-2, with Cap picking up the assist.
That was as close as Trine would get however, as a six-goal third by Sewanee put the game out of reach. Byrd scored all three of his tallies in the third, while Stiefel added a pair of goals.
Trine returns to action Wednesday, Mar. 12 when they take on Oberlin in a game set to be played at John Carroll University. Face-off is set for 6:00 p.m.
Dear Potential Trine Lacrosse player:
Choosing the college you are going to attend is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. There are hundreds of colleges and universities to choose from, with each one offering a vastly different academic, social and athletic experience. As you narrow down your choices, be sure you are using all of the resources at your disposal to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each one. Have a realistic picture of the kind of school that will accept you and what you and your family can afford. That said, research financial aid opportunities thoroughly. Visit as many of your chosen schools as possible. Speak to professors, admissions counselors, coaches and players. Understand where you would fit into the lacrosse program at each school, and how that involvement would affect the rest of your college experience. I encourage you to involve your family in the process, but ultimately, the choice should be up to you.
Congratulations on selecting Trine University as one of the schools you are considering. Whenever I speak to potential student athletes about choosing a college to attend, I always talk about the “four S’s.” The four S’s are school, sport, social atmosphere and quite often the final piece of the decision process $ - financial aid. At Trine you will be able to take classes from professors with a 12:1 student to professor ratio, Keep those four S’s in mind as you research the schools you are interested in attending. The school that offers the best combination of those factors is probably the right place for you.
If you choose Trine, I guarantee the highlight of your college experience will be your involvement with the lacrosse team. You’ll make the best friends you’ll ever make in your life and friends you’ll keep in touch with forever. Trine players currently come from all over the country, 13 different states are currently represented on our roster. Many of our student-athletes had great varsity opportunities, but chose Trine because of the total package the University and Angola provide. I should point out, however, that as an NCAA Division III program, we do not offer athletic scholarships and we rarely influence admissions to the University. Our student-athletes gain admission to Trine based on their own academic merits - something we take great pride in.
Trine lacrosse allows the standout lacrosse player the opportunity to continue to play very competitive lacrosse on a national level at a small private university. Our team is full of serious student-athletes in tough courses of study like engineering, business and the sciences. The time commitment involved is demanding, but it still allows our student-athletes to excel in other areas. Like all other Division III programs, the inherent philosophy of academics first is stressed. Our campus offers top flight athletic facilities and academic support services. Thus our players can focus on academics and other activities and still perform and compete at the highest levels. We expect that academics will be the number one priority for all of our student-athletes, with lacrosse coming in a strong second. To that end, our team managed a 3.0 GPA last year despite the time commitment and tough courses they were taking.
Because of their successes in school and drive from athletics, many of our graduates find jobs within 6 months of graduation. If you play here, you will be striving for excellence on and off the field, never mediocrity.
If you are interested in playing lacrosse at Trine University and wish to provide information about yourself, or if you have questions about the team or the University, please fill out a recruit questionnaire. You will find a link to for the questionnaire to the right. Coach Lang will reply to all queries.