Iowa kicked off the 2012 season with a 8-7 double overtime victory over Wisconsin on Friday night in the Bubble in Iowa City.
The Hawkeyes jumped out to a 2-1 lead after the first quarter on Friday, but the Badgers held a 5-4 lead entering the fourth quarter. Despite trailing by two goals under two minutes, Iowa was able to score two goals, including one with eight seconds left in regulation, to send the game to overtime. Both teams were unable to score in the first overtime before freshman Sean Embree scored the game winner.
Embree led all scorers with four goals, while freshman Connor Gatenby tallied two goals and junior Brandon Warshawsky made nine saves between the pipes.
On Saturday, the Hawkeyes defeated St. Cloud State 9-8. Embree, junior Jay Morgan and freshman John Koenig each notched two goals, while freshman Trevor Kinzie dished out two assists. Warshawsky started the game and played one quarter (three saves with no goals allowed) and freshman Griffin Adams (four saves) played the remaining three quarters.
Photos from both games should hopefully be added to the site later this week. If you are a parent/friend with photos from the game, feel free to contact Matt Benson so they can be added to the site once the photos page gets figured out/added to the site.
Iowa next takes the field on Friday, February 17 at 8 PM in the Bubble when they face rivals Iowa State.
Iowa traveled to Madison, Wisconsin this past weekend where they finished second in the 2011 Mad City Tournament. The Hawkeyes defeated Wisconsin in the first round, while beating Iowa State in the second round. On Sunday, they lost to Ohio State, 5-4, in the championship game.
The second place finish is the team’s best finish ever in the Mad City Tournament and only second time Iowa has walked away from Madison with a trophy (finished third in 2003).
Photos from the Saturday’s games can be found here, while Sunday’s championship game photos can be found here.
The team is deeply saddened by the news that one of our own players, Thomas Plotkin, went missing while studying abroad in India and is presumed to have passed away. Tom was hiking above the Ganges River on Thursday when he fell 100 yards and went missing. Tom was a junior midfielder who prided himself on winning groundballs and out-hustling his opponents. His passion and love for both the game and his teammates were unparalleled, and his friendship is something we will always treasure. Tom was truly loved by everyone who knew him.
Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends during these difficult times.
The 9th Annual Iowa Lacrosse Alumni Game will take place on Friday, September 16, 2011 at the Hawkeye Rec Fields at 7:00 PM.
The basic game plan is lacrosse on Friday night followed by fun downtown. On Saturday, there will be a tailgate/BBQ taking place at one of the player’s houses (TBD) before the Iowa Football team takes on Pittsburgh followed by more fun downtown.
If you are an alumni and are planning on coming, please contact Eddie Lee (email@example.com) so he can get a head count.
The University of Iowa Men’s Lacrosse team is seeking a head coach for the fall 2011 and spring 2012 seasons. Founded in 1977, the team is a Division I member of the MCLA and is a well established program. The coaching position would be part time, with responsibilities of running and managing practices, game preparation, team traveling and game supervision.
Requirements: Playing experience at the collegiate level, coaching experience preferred. Compensation will be available.
Please use the contact page to e-mail inquiries.
Iowa has selected new Captains for the upcoming 2011-12 year.
Captain: Austin Smith
Captain: Nick Beideman
Captain: Mitch McElman
Captain: Matt Solak
Sophomore Captain: Jeff Formeller
Sophomore Captain: Ben Phelan
The contact page has been updated in case anyone needs to get in contact with the current guys running the team. Iowa is also looking for a new head coach/assistant coaches, but a full write-up for the positions should be coming soon.
The Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference announced the Division I-AA All-Conference teams last weekend and three Hawkeyes walked away with first-team honors. You can view the full selections right here.
All-GRLC Division I-AA 1st Team: Alex De La Pena (Attack), Jay Morgan (Midfield), Austin Smith (Defense)
This was Alex De La Pena’s third year receiving all-conference honors after making the second team in 2008 and the first team in 2010. De La Pena led Iowa in goals (34), assists (15) and points (49) in 2011, while his 34 goals were the second most among GRLC Division I-AA players.
Junior Austin Smith was named to the first team this season after earning second-team honors in 2010. And this was sophomore Jay Morgan’s first year earning any all-conference honors after finishing the season second in goals (26) and points (34) among Hawkeyes.
Congrats to those three Hawkeyes.
Iowa ended its 2011 season with a 13-6 loss to Missouri in the first round of the GRLC Tournament last Friday. The Hawkeyes jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter before Missouri went on a 5-0 run and taking a 6-4 lead into halftime. In the second half, the Tigers were a bit too much, outscoring the Hawks 7-2, and won by seven goals.
Photos from the game can be found here.
With the loss, the Hawkeyes finished the season with a 6-4 record. Keep checking this site this summer for more information on the 2011 GRLC All-Conference teams, information on next season and next fall’s alumni game.
The GRLC Tournament bracket that was initially released the other day was incorrect and a new bracket has been posted on MCLA.us.
If Iowa beats No. 3 Missouri, they would now face No. 2 Lindenwood at 8:00 PM on Saturday instead of No. 1 Wisconsin at 5:00 PM.
The final seedings of the GRLC Tournament have been announced and the No. 6 Hawkeyes will face No. 3 Missouri at Lindenwood University on Friday, May 6 at 3:30 PM. The winner of that game will face No. 1 Wisconsin on Saturday at 5:00 PM, with the winner of that game playing on Sunday at 4:00 PM with an automatic spot to the MCLA National Championships in Denver on the line.
This will be the first meeting between Iowa and Missouri since the 2008 season.
Good luck to the Hawkeyes!