Iowa opened up its 2014 campaign with two games in Oxford, Ohio this past weekend.
The Hawkeyes defeated Ohio University, 12-7, in the season opener on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore midfielder Austin Patrick paced the way with three goals and three assists while sophomore midfielder Cooper Perry added an additional three goals. Goalkeeper Brandon Warshawsky saw most of the action between the pipes and made 15 saves. Photos from the Ohio game can be found right here.
On Sunday, Iowa was unable to defeat Miami (OH) in its second game. After trading two goals each in the first quarter, the Redhawks outscored Iowa 4-0 in the second quarter on their way to a 9-5 victory. Iowa was led by two goals each from Cooper Perry and sophomore attackman Patric Russell.
Iowa next travels to Minnesota this upcoming weekend for non-conference games against Minnesota (Saturday) and Minnesota State-Mankato (Sunday).
The team is holding its annual apparel fundraiser for the 2014 season. If you are interested in purchasing Iowa Lacrosse gear, check out the various gear and e-mail your order with this order form to Justin One (firstname.lastname@example.org). You have until January 31 to turn in orders.
Also, the 2014 spring schedule is now up on the schedule section of the site.
The mandatory informational meeting about tryouts and the upcoming season will be at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 3 at the IMU Lucas Dodge Room #256.
Summer is almost over and Iowa Lacrosse is gearing up for the start of another year. There will be a mandatory informational meeting about tryouts and the upcoming season towards the end of August for new and returning players. We will post the time and location of the meeting on this website once it is finalized.
The team finished up the 2013 season with the annual team awards and the selection of next year’s captains.
Offensive MVP: Jay Morgan
Defensive MVP: Jordan Kane
Rookie of the Year: Austin Patrick and Frank Recchia
Coaches Award: Tomas Kavanagh
Thomas Plotkin Award: Frank Recchia
As for next year’s executive board.
Co-Presidents: Jeff Formeller and Mike Schmidt
Co-Vice Presidents: John Rejowski and John Koenig
Captains: Jeff Formeller, Mike Schmidt, Justin One and Tomas Kavanagh
Congrats to all the players who have received these honors.
The 11th Annual Iowa Lacrosse Alumni Game will be played on Friday, September 20 at the Hawkeye Rec Fields at 8 PM.
The plan is for the usual alumni game-type weekend. The game will be on Friday followed by an after party at a to-be-determined house or bar. On Saturday, tailgating will take place followed by the football game (vs. Western Michigan likely at 11 AM). More details will be ironed out as the game approaches.
If you are planning on attending, please contact Eddie Lee (email@example.com) so we can get a head count.
Iowa kicked off the GRLC Tournament on Friday in what is likely the program’s first ever five overtime game against Illinois State. Tied up at nine goals each, freshman Frank Recchia scored the game winner in the fifth extra period to give the Hawkeyes a 10-9 victory over the Redbirds in the quarterfinals. Recchia had three goals on the day, while fellow freshman Austin Patrick added three goals and two assists.
With the win, the Hawks took on No. 1 seed Indiana in the semifinals on Saturday where Iowa fell 16-8. Senior Jay Morgan had two goals and three assists, while senior Jordan Kane recorded 10 saves. Iowa ended its 2013 season with a final record of 8-7 and made an appearance in the GRLC Tournament for the fourth consecutive season, a first in program history.
Iowa’s current players, alumni and fans would like to thank seniors Jay Morgan and Jordan Kane on a great career at Iowa.
Team awards and possible all-conference selections should hopefully be announced in the near future.
Iowa finished its regular season this past weekend by going 1-1 in two games in Madison, Wisconsin. Iowa opened up the weekend with a 15-2 loss to Wisconsin on Friday which determined the GRLC West Division title. With the loss, Iowa finished second in the West Division and will face East Division No. 3 seed Illinois State in the GRLC Tournament quarterfinals.
On Saturday in a preview of next weekend’s quarterfinals, the Hawkeyes defeated the Illinois State Redbirds 12-7. Iowa was led by the four goals and two assists of freshman Frank Recchia, while senior Jordan Kane made 23 saves between the pipes.
Iowa finishes the regular season with a 7-6 overall record, while going 4-1 in GRLC play. As mentioned above, the Hawkeyes will face Illinois State in the quarterfinals of the GRLC Tournament on Friday, May 3 at 3:00 PM at St. Louis Soccer Park in Fenton, Missouri. If they win, they will play East Division No. 1 seed Indiana in the semifinals on Saturday at 5:00 PM at Belleville Stadium in Belleville, Illinois. Here is a full bracket of the GRLC Tournament.
After heading into Spring Break with three losses in Indianapolis, Iowa returned to the field in Ames, Iowa on April 6 for two games. The Hawkeyes first beat in-state rivals Iowa State, 12-11, behind the three goals of John Koenig, while Jeff Formeller and Cooper Perry each tallied two goals. It was Iowa’s fourth consecutive victory over the Cyclones. In the afternoon, the Hawkeyes defeated University of Dubuque in a scrimmage.
On Saturday April 13, the Hawks headed to Lincoln, Nebraska where it beat the Cornhuskers, 13-8. Five different players scored at least two goals, while Jordan Kane made 15 saves. It was also Iowa’s fourth consecutive victory over Nebraska.
This past weekend, Iowa hosted Missouri and defeated the Tigers 17-7. Senior Jay Morgan scored five goals, while freshman Jeffrey Richert added three goals and two assists. The Hawkeyes have now won two in a row over Missouri. With the win, Iowa is now 6-5 on the season with a 4-0 record in GRLC play.
The Hawkeyes have two remaining regular-season games left on the schedule. Iowa heads to Madison, Wisconsin this weekend to take on Wisconsin (Friday) and Illinois State (Saturday). If the Hawks can beat Wisconsin, they will have clinched the GRLC West Division title and will receive a first-round bye in the GRLC Tournament.
Also of note, junior Jeff Formeller is attempting to run the Chicago Marathon for Dance Marathon, one of the main philanthropic organizations on Iowa’s campus. In order to secure a spot to run for the organization, it is required that each participant raise $200 of the $400 required dollars. If you are interested in helping Formeller’s cause, click here for more information.
Due to the weather in the Midwest, Iowa’s game for tomorrow against Missouri has been moved to the rugby fields (0.25 miles away in the same complex) and will now be at 8:30 AM.