A new era of Delaware Valley Men’s Lacrosse has begun as Will Lawlor takes over as the team’s new head coach this 2023 season.
Lawlor has been coaching lacrosse for eight years, including two seasons as the assistant coach at Lebanon Valley College. Coach Lawlor accepted the job with the Aggies in June 2022 and hopes to begin to build a winning culture for the program.
The Aggies finished 6-11 as a team last spring. The team picked up four wins at home during the season, including a 21-9 victory over MAC foe King’s College. The twenty-one goals scored against King’s ended up being the season-high for total goals scored in a single game.
Del Val went 3-5 in the conference, with victories over Kings, Wilkes, and FDU Florham. They went on to finish 6th last season in the MAC Freedom standings, one spot away from making the MAC playoffs.
The men’s team has a solid core group of players returning from last season, including one of the team’s leaders in goals and assists, senior, Brad Zeigler. Fellow seniors, Sean Mylod, Jack Sprinkle, Chris Marren, Bryce Regan, George Evanick, Travis Berman, and graduate student Tony Aguayo are returning as well. The Aggies will also be returning both goalies from last season, junior, Jim Murphy, and senior, Aiden Purcell.
There is much excitement this season revolving the Delaware Valley Men’s Lacrosse program. While there is much optimism about the future of Men’s Lacrosse here on campus, Senior captain, Sean Mylod, only plans to take it one game at a time.
There is an excitement building this season around the program. While there is a lot of optimism about the future of men’s lacrosse here on campus, Senior captain, Sean Mylod, only plans to take it one game at a time.
“I have no expectations for the team this season. It’s year one for our new coach and he has come in and set a standard for nothing but success. He holds us to a high pedestal for our actions on and off the field. Even though we do not have a large team, it feels like a family, and we are prepared to go to battle every game we have and do everything possible to leave it all on the field.”
The Aggies started their 2023 Spring season with an 18-12 triumph on the road against Rosemont College. That win marked the first-ever Del Val head coaching victory for Coach Lawlor. The team was led by leading goal scorer, Jack Sprinkle, who notched four goals in the game. The Aggies also had strong performances from Chris Marren, sophomore, Cole Graeff, and freshman, Dan Aulisi who all scored three goals.
“Our first win against Rosemont was a good stepping-stone into what we’re trying to accomplish this season and there will obviously be so growing pains in the beginning, but it was a good start. I think the sky is the limit for our team as long as everyone is bought in day in and day out,” said Mylod talking about the victory.
The Aggies will compete against Coach Lawlor’s former team, Lebanon Valley College, on the road on February 25th. That will conclude play in the month of February. Looking ahead to the Aggie’s regular season schedule, they will have fifteen games in the months of March and April.
On campus fans will have the opportunity to take in eight games at home, against the likes of Albright College, Goucher College, Gwynedd-Mercy University, Cairn University, Wilkes University, Lycoming College, DeSales University, and Stevens Institute of Technology. Seven games will be played on the road over that time, including games against Hood College, Immaculata University, King’s College, FDU-Florham, Arcadia University, and Misericordia University.