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Strong Defensive Efforts Leads Spartans to 9-8 win over Wheeling Jesuit Lacrosse

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Joseph Fiorucci made 11 saves, while the defense forced 15 turnovers as the University of Tampa men’s lacrosse team defeated Wheeling Jesuit 8-7, Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Christian High School. With the win the Spartans improve to 6-4, while the Cardinals drop to 6-4. Read More…

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Lacrosse Player Finds Comfort in Hip-Hop

The men’s lacrosse team may be new to the University of Tampa, but their remarkable debut in 2012 leaves short stick defensive mid-fielder, Mike Tyrrell, rightfully hopeful for a phenomenal second season. Born and raised in Canada, Tyrrell had a huge impact on the relevance of lacrosse back in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta-noting that only “10-15 guys” before him ever pursued post-high school lax careers there. Calgary is a city in Southwestern Canada that lies among the beautiful Rocky Mountains, just north of Montana. Read More…

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Spartans Roll Up Their Sleeves and Take Care of Catawba, 17-10

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa men’s lacrosse team scored four first quarter goal to propel them to a 17-10 win over Catawba, Saturday afternoon at Pepin Stadium. With the win, Tampa improves to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the Deep South Conference, while Catawba falls to 2-4 overall and 0-3 in conference play. Read More…

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University of Tampa M. Lacrosse: Eric Dance Enjoying Decision to Play Lacrosse

Eric Dance was born into a football family and grew up playing the game. He did not begin his athletic career as a lacrosse player nor did he ever imagine himself playing lacrosse. Dance’s friend came down to Tampa from the northeast and showed him the ropes on the game. This change from football to lacrosse began early on in middle school and has been consistent ever since. “The second I started playing I got hooked. I played football for my entire life and it was cool to be able to do something different, still physical and still active but different.” Read More…

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University of Tampa Men’s Lacrosse Beat Florida Southern in Opener, 12-7

LAKELAND, Fla – The University of Tampa men’s lacrosse team scored five second quarter goals, including three in a 40 second span, while the Spartans defense held the Moccasins to two second half goals, en route to a 12-7 win over Florida Southern Friday night at Bryant Stadium. With the win the Spartans improve to 1-0 overall and 1-0 in conference play, while the Moccasins fall to 0-1 overall and 0-1 in the DSC. Read More…

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Sunshine State Conference Announces Plans to Sponsor Men’s Lacrosse Beginning in 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Sunshine State Conference (SSC) will begin sponsoring the sport of men’s lacrosse effective with the Spring 2014 season. The addition of lacrosse will increase the number of sports sponsored by the SSC to 17. The move was recently approved by the Sunshine State Conference Presidents Council. League bylaws require that half of the conference’s member institutions offer a particular sport before it may become a conference-sponsored sport. Read More…

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Must See, Tampa Lacrosse Tour of the Re-Dedicated Bob Martinez Athletics Center

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TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa has released a video that allows fans to take a tour of the Bob Martinez Sports Center, which was re-dedicated in a ceremony on Sept. 27. Read More…

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University of Tampa Head Coach Rory Whipple Announces Fall Camp Programing


Whipple Lacrosse, the camp network for the University of Tampa Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Rory Whipple, has announced camp programing for the fall and winter seasons. The organization that focuses on the development of lacrosse skill level in boys of all ages runs camps and clinics for local and national high school and youth campers. Read More…

Tampa to Host Deep South Conference Semi Finals as Tournament Schedule Released


WINGATE, N.C.-The field has been set for the 2012 Deep South Conference Tournament, which will begin Tuesday night. The league is divided into North and South regions for the tournament. Tampa will be the number one seed in the South, while Mars Hill earns the top seed in the North. The Lions and Spartans both went 7-1 during DSC play this year, sharing the regular season conference championship. Read More…

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Tampa Posts Victory in Historic Night for the City of Tampa and University


TAMPA, Fla. – In its first ever collegiate lacrosse game, the University of Tampa defeated Florida Southern College 7-4, in a Deep South Conference battle. Tampa goes to 1-0 on the season while Southern drops to 0-1. Read More…

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