NCAA Preview: Penn
Inside Lacrosse is taking a closer look at the top 40 teams from the Face-Off Yearbook, as well as much more counting down to the 2014 lacrosse season. Pick up your Face-Off Yearbook here for your tablet or smartphone, and read more about the Penn Quakers below.
Face-Off Yearbook Ranking: 11
Warrior DI Men's Media Poll: 15
Coaches Poll Ranking: 18
2013 Record: 8-5 (3-3 in Ivy League)
Coming off an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2011, Penn stumbled the next year to a 3-10 record. In the offseason coach Mike Murphy decided it was time to change the team's style and be more aggressive. “I just made a decision that we were going to play faster and get up and down,” Murphy said. The team finished the 2013 season tied with Delaware in scoring (9.00 GPG, T-43rd) while having the best scoring defense in DI (7.38 GAA). With returners at both ends, Penn will look to hold the line on D while becoming more potent on O.