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15 Feb 2012 | No Comments | By Andrew Constant, Sports Editor
After competing in just three matches that kept score, the Tigers enter the spring season with renewed confidence that they can build off of last season’s success. Last season was one to remember for Head Coach Doug Neagle and his squad. They won 14 matches, the most victories for any Towson team since the 2005-2006 season. Neagle did not respond to requests for comment on the upcoming season. In their three matches in the fall, the Tigers defeated La Salle and Mount St. Mary’s 7-0 and 6-1, respectively, and dropped a 4-3 defeat to St. Joseph’s. Last season, two players changed the culture around the Towson tennis […] Read the full story »

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15 Feb 2012 | No Comments | By Jesse Jones, Staff Writer
After subpar seasons in the fall, the Tigers enter the spring season looking to play to the level of which they’re capable. “These players and the coaching staff know that we, as a unit, did not live up to our capabilities in the fall,” Men’s Head Coach Brian Yaniger said. “Our goal is to do what we are capable of doing, and I think if that happens, it’ll work out just fine.” The men’s team finished the season in 20th place in the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate and had its best outing in October at the Joe Agee Invitational, as they finished fourth with a team score of […] Read the full story »

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15 Feb 2012 | No Comments | By Danny Kiddoo, Staff Writer
The Tigers head into the outdoor track and field season with expectations for success. The team is built around a core of veterans along with an emerging group of younger performers. Head Coach Roger Erricker enters his 27th season coaching the team and is looking to find ways to fill the void left by graduates Tara Oksaga, Brandi Gervais and Ashley Adams. “We lost ‘the Franchise.’” Erricker said, speaking of Adams. “I recruited 13 more freshmen this year. We need 13 to make up for one.” Adams was not only a strong point-producer for the team, she was also versatile, performing in throwing, jumping and sprinting events. […] Read the full story »

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15 Feb 2012 | No Comments | By Matt Hamilton, Staff Writer
Towson saw last season end at the hands of Georgia State just one game short of the Colonial Athletic Championship Game. The Tigers, led by Head Coach Lisa Costello, completed their 10th winning season in the last 11 years. However, they did not achieve their ultimate goal. “Obviously the main goal is to win the CAA Championship, and hosting them at home would be pretty nice, too,” senior Brianna Jones said. “In the past, our team has always looked into the future a little too far and I think that has caused us to lose to teams we shouldn’t have.” The Tigers, who finished 28-26 in 2011, […] Read the full story »

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15 Feb 2012 | No Comments | By Daniel Ciarrocchi, Staff Writer
The 2011 Towson baseball team made significant strides from its 2010 campaign, finishing just short of a Colonial Athletic Association Tournament berth. With a young but experienced roster, including 10 newcomers, the team hopes to continue that pattern of improvement in 2012. “I love the talent level of this team,” Head Coach Mike Gottlieb said. “But early on, we’re going to lack experience. I think this team is a work in progress, and this is a team that’s going to develop as the year goes on, as I’m hoping and expecting.” Though several talented young players earned spots on the roster, they will have big shoes to […] Read the full story »

Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports Preview 2012, Women's Lacrosse »

15 Feb 2012 | One Comment | By Andrew Constant, Sports Editor
With their season opener just days away, the Tigers plan on taking things one step at a time. That first step comes Feb. 21, when Oregon comes to Johnny Unitas Stadium for the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Reigning Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year Sonia LaMonica expects the Ducks to push her team from start to finish. “It’ll be interesting, with Oregon being a team that Towson has never faced before,” LaMonica said. “I know of Oregon to be more of a scrappy team. They come out of the MPSF [Mountain Pacific Sports Federation] and were picked to finish second in that conference. The […] Read the full story »

Lacrosse, Men's Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports Preview 2012 »

15 Feb 2012 | No Comments | By Sam Smith, Associate Sports Editor
Following a rough 3-10 2011 campaign, changes had to be made if the Tigers wanted a more successful season in 2012. When Shawn Nadelen was hired in May to replace Tony Seaman as the head coach, he immediately implemented a different culture for the Towson lacrosse program. “Coach Nadelen brought in this mentality of ‘We’re going to change the way Towson lacrosse plays.’ We all just followed him and he’s a winner, so he’s leading by example and we are going to follow him,” senior midfielder and team captain Carl Iacona said. “We took a lot of things for granted in the past years. Coach Nadelen said […] Read the full story »