But in the subsequent stanzas — in large part due to a myriad of mental gaffes and self-induced turnovers — Michigan ceded control of the game to Johns Hopkins, and the Blue Jays ran away with it on the back of attackman Joey Epstein, who netted six goals.
Heading into its tilt with No. 5 Maryland, the season opener for what is to be a fierce Big Ten conference-only schedule in 2021, the Michigan men’s lacrosse team knew it was going to have its hands full.
The 2021 season marks the Michigan men’s lacrosse team’s 10th season at the Division I level. Although the Wolverines became a varsity program back in 2012, the story of how the program originally came to be reaches back much further.
After leading the Michigan men’s lacrosse team to three consecutive championships at the club level, John Paul was gearing up to prepare the Wolverines for their first season as a part of Division I varsity lacrosse.