UPenn Men’s Lacrosse
The Penn Quakers Men’s Lacrosse team represents the University of Pennsylvania in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men’s lacrosse.
Penn fielded a lacrosse team at the club level in 1890, but lists 1900 as their first official season of varsity lacrosse. The Penn lacrosse program competes as a member of the Ivy League, playing its home games on historic Franklin Field in Philadelphia, the oldest operating football stadium in the NCAA. Penn has won the Ivy League championship in 1983, 1984, 1986, and 1988.
The Quakers have advanced to the NCAA tournament twelve times, the most recent being in 2014. In 2014 Penn was seeded number four in the tournament, their highest seeding in over 20 years. In 2011, Penn went 8-7 under second-year coach Mike Murphy, defeating ranked opponents Duke and Princeton in the regular season before losing to 4th seeded Notre Dame in the NCAA tournament.
Penn has had 13 first team All Americans. Among the more notable of these players is attackman Peter Hollis, midfielder Josh Hall, and midfielder Chris Flynn who was also a prep school graduate of nearby Episcopal Academy. Flynn made 1st and 2nd team All American in 1988 and 1987, respectively. He was also a three-time All-Ivy selection in football, a member of the 1994 U.S. National Lacrosse Team and played professionally for the Philadelphia Wings.
About Penn Athletics
The University of Pennsylvania is dedicated to providing a wide array of athletic opportunities on both the intercollegiate and recreational levels which will enhance and enrich the educational experience of our students, as well as provide recreational and fitness facilities and activities for the entire University community.
Penn Athletics is committed to conducting a program that is consistent with the educational purposes of the University of Pennsylvania and the principles of the Ivy Group Agreement, ECAC and NCAA. We encourage the highest standards of competition for our intercollegiate teams, foster the individual balance between the academic and athletic experience and promote a shared experience with the University community, alumni and friends which help form the foundation of a lifelong relationship between the individual and the University.