Any successful team is made up of more than just a talented starting lineup and a well-respected head coach.
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Florida’s opening day loss is a thing of the past for the Gators, even if it was just a week ago.
Different year, same result. In 2014, Florida opened its regular season with a game against North Carolina and was humbled by a 20-8 loss. On Saturday, the No. 4 Gators (0-1) hosted the No. 2 Tar Heels (2-0) in Florida’s regular season opener and fell 17-11.
For the second straight year, North Carolina was able to upend Florida in the Gators’ season opener. This time, however, Florida can take with it a bit more confidence heading into the regular season than in years past.
After five successful years of playing in the American Lacrosse Conference, Florida lacrosse is taking its talents to the Big East to join one of the most competitive conferences in women’s college lacrosse.
For a team that reached the NCAA quarterfinals last season, Florida lacrosse is looking to go even further and get even stronger this year with national title implications on its mind.
Five Florida recruits for the 2015 season made an appearance at the Under Armour All-America game on Saturday in Towson, Md.
It was an important year for Florida.
It was a season of breaking records and defying expectations.
Teams aren’t ranked in the top five if they have a subpar defense.
One point was all the Gators needed.
It was the 10 saves that kept them in the game.
In a season where only two seniors were left and 11 freshmen dominated the roster, Florida players had something to prove to lacrosse fans and division I college lacrosse teams across the nation.