Lacrosse

Assistant men's lacrosse coach Justin Turri will go into this year with Michigan following a professional season in a bubble in Utah during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michigan men’s lacrosse assistant coach Justin Turri ‘bubbled’ in Utah with the PLL’s Chrome.

As lacrosse has become a mainstream sport, Michigan coach Kevin Conry has recruited on a national level.

Yet in the past decade, the sport has embarked on a westward expansion. Notre Dame and Denver became the first Division I programs west of the Appalacchians to compete in or win an NCAA Lacrosse Championship game. Top-tier recruits have popped up across the map, including in the Midwest.

Midfielder Mikie Schlosser is performing prolifically in MLL's abbreviated season.

Schlosser played for the Michigan men’s lacrosse team from 2014 to 2017 and served as a key offensive contributor during all four years, recording 50 career goals and serving as a co-captain his junior year.
Since graduating college and entering the MLL, Schlosser has dished out 41 goals and 10 assists in three seasons with the Outlaws. Last year, Schlosser scored 17 goals and earned his first trip to the MLL All-Star game, but the Outlaws failed to win back-to-back championships after a 10-9 loss in the 2019 MLL championship game to the Chesapeake Bayhawks.
With a shot for redemption and the season up in the air with COVID-19, Schlosser spent the past couple months of quarantine training to get back to that moment.

Mbogo Mwangi guarding now-sophomore midfielder Jake Bonomi back in high school.

Transferring to Radnor Middle School, a school that was 99 percent white, Mwangi struggled with cases of subtle racism daily. People touched his hair. Curious eyes glanced over at him during his history teacher’s measly day-and-a-half lecture on racism and slavery. He was excluded from social events because his classmates feared their parents would be mad that he looked or dressed “differently.”

Ben Cirella preparing food for hospital workers

Two weeks ago, Ben Cirella pulled his silver Volvo up to the entrance of Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, N.Y.

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And with life lessons and heartfelt memories from his grandfather draped around his No. 48 jersey, it is clear to Christian that whatever happens next, Grandpa will be with him, guiding him down his own path to Michigan glory.

Josh Zawada led NCAA freshmen in points per game this year.

Due to uncontrollable circumstances, Michigan will not get the opportunity to test itself against top-ranked conference opponents like No. 6 Maryland and No. 7 Penn State. But this does not spell the end for the players on this year’s team.

Sophomore midfielder Nick Rowlett tied the record for faceoff wins in a single contest facing Marquette in a 13-12 victory.

Nick Rowlett came out with a banner performance Thursday afternoon. 

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Michigan coach Kevin Conry lowered his voice as he commented on the rapidly progressing COVID-19 pandemic.

Senior midfielder Rocco Sutherland and sophomore attackman Bryce Clay each scored three times, but it was not enough to beat Yale.

COSTA MESA, Calif. — As the opening faceoff ensued, senior midfielder Christian Ford crashed down the wing toward Michigan’s defensive zone.