HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA - Hampden-Sydney Lacrosse Head Coach Ray Rostan will look to earn career win #300 on Saturday as H-SC opens its season at home against Mary Washington. To view the game notes, please click here.
• Hampden-Sydney will open its 39th year of Lacrosse and 34th under Head Coach Ray Rostan with a home contest against the Eagles of Mary Washington.
• Head Coach Ray Rostan needs just one win this season to become only the 11th coach in NCAA history with 300 career wins. Coach Rostan has a career record of 299-170 with a 259-145 mark at Hampden-Sydney.
• This will mark the seventh straight year the Tigers have opened the season with Mary Washington. H-SC is 4-2 in the previous six matchups.
• The Tigers enter the season picked to finish fourth in the ODAC Preseason Poll. Hampden-Sydney finished third in the ODAC a season ago and fell in the First Round of the ODAC Tournament to Washington & Lee.
• Martin is the leading returning scorer from a year ago after having a career-best season that saw him finish second on the team in goals (27) and assists (13) for 40 points, third best on the team.
• Sheppard earned Second-Team All-ODAC honors and was arguably the top defenseman on the team a season ago. Sheppard had 10 caused turnovers along with 32 ground balls.
• Hampden-Sydney lost 10-7 on February 18, 2012, in Fredericksburg, VA.
• H-SC trailed 7-2 after three quarters.• Ryan Martin, Micah Keller, and Ben Clarke scored all seven goals.
• Cody Hornung (Bala Cynwyd, PA / Lower Merion) and David Noftsinger (Richmond, VA / Collegiate School) each played 30 minutes in net. Hornung allowed seven goals with six saves while Noftsinger allowed three scores on five saves.
• Brad Mostowy (Atlanta, GA / Alpharetta (GA) / Trinity Pawling (NY)) won 11-of-20 face-offs with seven ground balls.
• Sean Dacey had three scores for UMW while Luke Dick and Paul Tunick had two goals and one assist each.
• Matt Prin made 19 saves for the Eagles while Bryan Trammell was 10-20 on face-offs with seven ground balls.
Scouting the Eagles
• Mary Washington finished 2012 with a 10-5 overall record and a 5-3 mark in Capital Athletic Conference competition. They lost to York (PA) 9-8 in the First Round of the CAC Tournament.
• Mary Washington earned the upper hand in the annual season opener for each team, taking the contest 10-7.
• The Eagles return the bulk of their points scored from last year with all top five point earners coming back for another year.
• UMW will have to roll with a new goalkeeper between the pipes in 2013. Matt Prin, last year's starter, graduated and the two returning goalies combined for 62 minutes of action last year.
• Bryan Trammell, Mary Washington's primary face-off player, is back for his senior year. In 2012, he went 57-122 on face-offs.
• The defense will look to be an inexperienced group. Only two listed defenders return from last year's squad that played at least five games return.