Lacrosse

Against a top-ten opponent like No.10 Maryland, ill-timed lapses proved to be Michigan's downfall.

Five minutes and four Maryland goals later, though, Michigan trailed, 8-4. The Wolverines (0-3) never recovered, losing by a final score of 12-9.

Depending on a pool of underclassmen has led to early struggles for Michigan, but their talent breeds optimism for the Wolverines' future this season.

The Wolverines’ talented youth have been on full display so far this season, but their efforts have not been enough to best opponents in the Big Ten gauntlet.

Michigan committed 21 turnovers in a loss to Johns Hopkins.

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.

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The Michigan offense also started slower than expected, failing to penetrate the Ohio State defense.

A lack of preseason preparation due to COVID-19 restrictions did Michigan no favors in its season opener against Maryland.

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.

Kevin Conry brought in another strong recruiting class this past year.

This year, the Wolverines hope to compete with the Big Ten’s best.

Kevin Conry looks to help Michigan turn the corner as a Division I lacrosse program.

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.

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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.

In his 20 years as its coach, John Paul laid the foundation for the Michigan lacrosse program.

Unlike Paul’s failed attempt to start a lacrosse program at Pioneer many years ago in high school, this was going to happen.

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Nadine Stewart, a fifth-year attacker, began playing lacrosse when she was just five years old in her hometown of New Westminster, B.C.