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Rutgers Scarlet Knights men's lacrosse

Rutgers Scarlet Knights men's lacrosse
Founded 1887
University Rutgers University
Conference Big Ten Conference
Location New Brunswick, New Jersey
Coach Brian Brecht (since 2012)
Stadium High Point Solutions Stadium
(capacity: 52,454)
Colors Scarlet
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1986, 1990
NCAA Tournament Appearances
(9) 1972, 1974, 1975, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 2003, 2004

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights men's lacrosse team represents Rutgers University main campus in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college lacrosse. The program first started at the varsity level in 1887. The coach is currently Brian Brecht, who is in his second year at that position and who joined Rutgers after previously coaching at Siena College. The team plays its home games at High Point Solutions Stadium. On July 1, 2014, Rutgers joined the Big Ten Conference in all sports.[1]


Rutgers plays Army in 2010

Rutgers began playing lacrosse in 1887. The team lasted 3 years, folding in 1889 after it 2-1 season. The program was re-instated in 1920 due in part to the efforts of Harland W. “Tots” Meistrell. In 1926 Fred Fitch took over the program and began a period of national prominence. The team joined the

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  2. ^ "Men's National College Lacrosse Championships". Retrieved 2014-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Seventh Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony Set for May 6". 30 Apr 2010. Retrieved 2014-10-05. 
  4. ^ a b "Rutgers Scarlet Knights 2014 Men's Lacrosse Media Guide". p. 49. Retrieved 2014-10-05. 


Since its inception in 1887, the Scarlet Knights have won 560 games and one national Class B championship, as well as producing 197 All-Americans and 10 lacrosse hall of famers.[4]

Rutgers appeared in its first NCAA tournament in 1972. In the 1986 tournament, Rutgers defeated C.W. Post, 13–8, in the first round, before falling 5–17 to Syracuse in the quarterfinals. The Scarlet Knights most recent NCAA tournament victory came in 1990, as they defeated Virginia by a score of 7–6, before losing 10–19 in the quarterfinals to Loyola.

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