2016-17 Men's Lacrosse News

  • Lynn University Fighting Knights raises over $100,000 at 25th Annual Robino Golf Tournament
    May 04, 2017
    Lynn University received a record number of donations and pledges at the 25th anniversary of its Robino Golf Tournament on April 24. The Fighting Knights’ largest fundraiser of the year raised $101,895 for athletic scholarships.
  • Gavin Named to SSC All-Tournament Team
    May 01, 2017
    Senior Johnny Gavin of the Lynn University lacrosse team has been selected as a member of the 2017 Sunshine State Conference All-Tournament Team, announced after Sunday’s Championship game.
  • Lacrosse Ousted in SSC Semifinals
    April 28, 2017
    The road came to end for the 2017 Lynn University lacrosse team on a hot Friday afternoon as the third-seeded Fighting Knights fell into a scoring drought in the second half in a 13-6 setback to second-seeded Florida Tech in the Sunshine State Conference Semifinals. The Blue and White reached the SSC Tournament for the second time in the program’s four-year existence.
  • Brous Named Lacrosse Freshman of the Year, Joins Urso on All-SSC First Team
    April 27, 2017
    Dryden Brous and Mikey Urso of the Lynn University lacrosse team collected All-Sunshine State Conference honors, announced by the conference office on Thursday as voted upon by the league’s coaches. Brous becomes the program’s first-ever individual athlete major award winner with Freshman of the Year plaudits while Brous and Urso earn the second and third selections to the All-SSC First Team in school history.
  • Lynn Athletics Recognizes Student-Athletes at Sixth Annual Awards Show
    April 26, 2017
    ynn University’s athletics department handed out 38 awards to student-athletes and inducted four new Hall of Fame members at the annual Student-Athlete Recognition Awards show on Tuesday night, held at the Wold Performing Arts Center on campus.
  • Lacrosse Freshmen Acquire SSC Accolades
    April 24, 2017
    Dryden Brous and Collin McClelland of the Lynn University lacrosse team have been tabbed Sunshine State Conference Players of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday.
  • Heads Up! Lacrosse Lands on SSC Tournament Third Seed
    April 23, 2017
    Following an 0-3 start in conference play, the Lynn University lacrosse team needed a strong finish to the regular season and a little luck on its side to continue on into the Sunshine State Conference Tournament. Lynn, Rollins and Florida Southern were all knotted up for the final two postseason spots, resulting in a coin flip tiebreaker on site at the SSC Tennis Championships in Bradenton, Fla. on Sunday. Rollins was eliminated, and Lynn’s head-to-head win over FSC granted the Fighting Knights the third seed.
  • Lacrosse Victorious in Season Finale, Awaits SSC Postseason Fate
    April 22, 2017
    With the rest of the Sunshine State Conference already having played earlier in the day, Lynn University’s lacrosse team knew the circumstances for postseason going into Saturday’s regular-season finale – win then hope for a little luck. The Fighting Knights posted the win, going on the road and defeating Florida Southern, 11-8. Now for the luck. Lynn is in a three-way tie with FSC and Rollins for the final two spots in the SSC Tournament, which will be determined tomorrow by coin flips.
  • Brous Tabbed USILA/BSN Sports National Offensive Player of the Week
    April 19, 2017
    Lynn University freshman Dryden Brous continues to rake in recognition for his spectacular performance over the weekend for the Fighting Knights’ lacrosse squad as the faceoff specialist garnered National Offensive Player of the Week accolades from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association on Wednesday.
  • Brous Clamps Third SSC Specialist Award
    April 17, 2017
    For the second consecutive week and the third time this season, Dryden Brous from the Lynn University lacrosse team has been tabbed the Sunshine State Conference Specialist of the week, as announced by the league office on Monday.
  • Lacrosse Shuts Down Saint Leo on Senior Day
    April 15, 2017
    Tied 8-8 after three periods of play, Lynn University’s lacrosse team took over in the final 15 minutes with a 5-0 scoring run to put away Saint Leo University on Saturday in a pivotal Sunshine State Conference matchup, 13-8. The Fighting Knights hosted Senior Day festivities before the opening faceoff, honoring the 11-man senior class of Johnny Gavin, Thomas Sharp, Angelo Beacon-Paglia, Caleb Cerf, Tully Wise, Rob DeSimone, Chase Ostermann, Shaun McDonald, Brian Kiel, Austin Jerhoff and Jacob Lipani.
  • Laalej & Brous Secure Second Weekly Accolades
    April 10, 2017
    Lynn University’s Mehdi Laalej of the men’s tennis team and Dryden Brous of the lacrosse squad have both been selected as Sunshine State Conference Players of the Week for the second time this season, as announced by the league office on Monday.
  • Lacrosse Suffers Second Overtime Defeat
    April 08, 2017
    Trailing 10-6 with under 10 minutes to play at home on Saturday, the Lynn University lacrosse team utilized a 5-1 tear – including Johnny Gavin’s game-tying strike with 22 seconds left – to close out regulation and force overtime against Rollins College. The Fighting Knights had a late man-up opportunity but were unable to convert before the Tars buried the game winner for a 12-11 Sunshine State Conference victory.
  • No. 13 Spartans Catch Lacrosse without its Shield
    April 01, 2017
    Lynn University’s lacrosse team battled a tough University of Tampa squad in the first half to a manageable 6-5 deficit at the break. A scoring drought from the Fighting Knights in the third quarter however allowed the 13th-ranked Spartans to create separation en route to an 18-7 Sunshine State Conference victory over the Blue and White on a hot Saturday afternoon.
  • One Love: Lacrosse Honors Yards for Yeardley Movement
    March 29, 2017
    For the second year in a row, Lynn University’s lacrosse team hosted one of its home games in honor of the One Love Foundation’s Yards for Yeardley campaign. This past Saturday, the Fighting Knights donned One Love warm up shirts before battling Florida Tech while raising awareness around campus all school year leading up to the game.
  • Lacrosse Falls to Florida Tech in SSC Opener, 11-10
    March 25, 2017
    A natural hat trick from Austin Jerhoff, capped by a goal with one second left in the first half, sent the Lynn University lacrosse team into the locker room with a momentum-garnering 6-5 lead on Saturday evening. The 17th-ranked Fighting Knights held a 10-9 advantage with 10 minutes to go but the visiting Florida Tech Panthers tallied the final two scores of the game to hand the Blue and White a heartbreaking 11-10 defeat in the first Sunshine State Conference game of the season. Lynn held the game in honor of the One Love Foundation’s Yards for Yeardley movement, an initiative spreading awareness on relationship abuse.
  • Lynn Athletics Boasts Six Programs in Nation’s Top-20
    March 22, 2017
    With the announcement of the newest tennis and golf national polls on Wednesday, Lynn University proudly represents six athletic programs in their respective national rankings. The Fighting Knights men’s and women’s tennis and golf, baseball and lacrosse teams all occupy a spot in the top-20 of Division II.
  • Vote for Lynn University's Student-Athlete Advistory Committee Video
    March 20, 2017
    Voting for the 2017 Sunshine State Conference SAAC video contest begins on Tuesday, Mar. 21, and ends Thursday, Mar. 30, at 5 p.m. The theme of the contest is 'What Motivates You to Play?' and is created, designed, producted and edited by student-athletes.
  • Lacrosse Snaps Skid, Fends off Walsh in One-Goal Victory
    March 20, 2017
    Lynn University’s lacrosse team never trailed on Monday, but also never created enough of a cushion to coast comfortably against Walsh University. The 17th-ranked Fighting Knights at least had an answer for every Cavaliers push as the Blue and White ended their northern road trip with a 13-12 nonconference triumph to get back in the win column.
  • No. 16 Lacrosse Mounts Second-Half Comeback, Falls to No. 11 Griffins in Overtime
    March 18, 2017
    Lynn University’s 16th-ranked lacrosse team showcased tremendous fight and perseverance on Saturday, falling behind 10-3 in the first half before embarking on a gritty second-half comeback to send the game into overtime. The 11th-ranked Seton Hill University Griffins put away the decider in the extra period however, handing the Fighting Knights a heartbreaking 13-12 defeat. Nick Howard led the way offensively with a hat trick, including the game-tying goal with 36 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
  • No. 12 Lacrosse Outmatched by No. 2 Saints
    March 11, 2017
    In a battle of nationally-ranked squads on Saturday, a 6-0 run in the second quarter and second-chance opportunities throughout the game helped the second-ranked Limestone College Saints post a 13-4 nonconference victory over Lynn University’s 12th-ranked lacrosse team. Austin Jerhoff scored all four of the Fighting Knights’ goals while the Blue and White controlled the fight at the X.
  • Early Deficit Leads to First Lacrosse Defeat
    March 07, 2017
    An early 5-0 deficit plus a season-high in turnovers proved detrimental for the 12th-ranked Lynn University lacrosse team on Tuesday afternoon as the Fighting Knights were handed their first loss of the 2017 season, 11-6, at Wingate University. Lynn started to make a push late in the fourth quarter but strong goalkeeping from the home squad prevented the Blue and White comeback.
  • Mateo, Quillin Secure SSC Player of the Week Accolades
    March 06, 2017
    Two Lynn University student-athletes were named Sunshine State Conference Players of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday. Jean-Baptiste Mateo was tabbed the Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week with Travis Quillin of the Blue and White lacrosse squad honored as the Specialist of the Week.
  • No. 12 Lacrosse Grinds out 12-8 Road Clash; Jerhoff Breaks Scoring Record
    March 04, 2017
    Lynn University’s 12th-ranked lacrosse team utilized a 6-0 scoring advantage in the third quarter to break away from Young Harris College on Saturday in a chippy, neutral site battle that saw 20 combined penalties. Following a 4-3 halftime tally, the Fighting Knights’ offense found its rhythm in the second half for a 12-8 decision. Redshirt-junior Austin Jerhoff tallied the 70th goal of his Lynn career, becoming the program’s all-time leading scorer.
  • Lacrosse Moves up in Rankings; Prepares for Road Trip
    February 27, 2017
    Lynn University’s lacrosse team didn’t even see the field this past week but made a move in the USILA/Nike Division II Coaches Poll. The Fighting Knights come in at No. 12 in the second release of the 2017 poll, marking the highest the program has ever been ranked.
  • Lacrosse Breaks into National Rankings, Garners Highest Spot in Program History
    February 21, 2017
    Following a 2-0 start to the 2017 campaign and the program’s first-ever win over a Top-10 opponent this past weekend, the Lynn University lacrosse team came in at No. 15 in the first regular-season installment of the USILA/Nike Division II Coaches Poll.
  • Lynn Dominates SSC Player of the Week Awards
    February 20, 2017
    Lynn University athletics had an incredible showing out of the league office on Monday afternoon, securing eight Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week accolades. Marquan Botley and Vieux Kande swept the men’s basketball awards, Donovan Armas brought home baseball’s Pitcher of the Week honor while softball’s Karolina Flores was named the Player of the Week. Dryden Brous and Shaun McDonald secured two of the three men’s lacrosse awards with Stefanie Stemmer and Jean-Baptiste Mateo clinching a Fighting Knights’ sweep in the tennis category.
  • Lacrosse Tames No. 8 Panthers in Program’s First Top-10 Victory
    February 18, 2017
    A year ago saw Lynn University’s lacrosse team post a plethora of program firsts, including its first win over a nationally-ranked opponent. The Fighting Knights took it up a notch on Saturday, garnering the school’s first-ever victory over a Top-10 opponent with an exciting 9-7 triumph over No. 8 Adelphi University. Tied 7-7 early in the fourth quarter, Stephen Polsinelli and Nick Howard sealed the deal with back-to-back strikes with the Blue and White defense fending off the comeback down the stretch.
  • Lacrosse Shatters Program Records in 2017 Season Opener
    February 11, 2017
    Lynn University’s lacrosse team needed little time to find its offensive groove in 2017 as the Fighting Knights kicked off the new campaign with a 22-2 rout over Lees-McRae on Saturday. The Blue and White fired off a scoring barrage in the opening minutes, finding the back of the net 14 times in the first quarter. Redshirt-junior Austin Jerhoff led the charge while breaking records along the way with two goals and seven assists as the team also secured multiple new program records.
  • 2017 #LynnLax Season Preview
    February 10, 2017
    Interviews with head coach Brian Kingsbury and captains Austin Jerhoff & Shaun McDonald previewing the upcoming season.
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