Game-1 Jacksonville University (0-0) vs. Lehigh (1-0) | Feb. 11, 2017 | D.B. Milne Field | Jacksonville, Fla. | 4 P.M. | @JU_MLAX | #JUPhinsUP |
Radio: http://1010xl.com (Ray Carnicelli and Brian Duncan)
Live Stats: JUDolphins.com
Promotions and Policies
- 4K at 4 p.m. Join the Dolphins as they look to reset the lacrosse attendance record at D.B. Milne Field!
- Green Out by Green Dot. Free t-shirts to the first 100 students
- Free pizza for students on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last
- Tickets are available at JUTickets.com, and at the ticket booth on gameday (CASH ONLY). Adirondack Seating is $20, and General Admission is free. Season tickets are available online until Friday on JUTIckets.com where fans can save big!
- D.B. Milne Field policies are no glass, alcohol, coolers, and pets are allowed through gates; service animals are permitted
- Parking is free
"We couldn't be more excited about the home opener for a new era of JU lacrosse. We feel that the team is prepared after working hard the last five weeks of preseason, and they finally get to reap the awards of playing against another color jersey and opponent." – Head Coach John Galloway
- Jacksonville is in its eighth season and first under new Head Coach John Galloway
- Jacksonville went 3-10 last season, but two of its wins came in the non-conference with victories over Vermont and St. Johns.
- Ben Gleichenhaus was voted to the Preseason All-SoCon team by the league's coaches. He led the nation with 178 saves and 13.7 saves-per-game
- Shawn Ewert tied a JU-record with 22 assists last season
- Hunter Forbes finished second in the SoCon in faceoff percentage last year (.561), while the duo of Forbes and Pat Ryan finished 20th in the country in winning percentage
- Saturday's game marks the first-ever meeting between the Mountain Hawks and Dolphins.
Do You Know the Enemy?
Lehigh earned a 15-5 lid-lifting win against NJIT on Feb. 4 in Bethlehem, Pa. The home crowd enjoyed 12 different Mountain Hawks finding the back of the net, and Lehigh outshot the Highlanders 43-20.
Picked sixth in the Patriot League preseason poll, Lehigh lost strong talent last season with three seniors selected in the Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft, but returns many underclassmen standouts led by Craig Chick. Chick led the nation with 37 caused turnovers last season.
Jacksonville remains in the River City with a tilt against Marquette on Feb. 18 at 12 p.m. The game is set to be broadcast on ESPN3. It will be the fourth matchup all-time between the programs, and JU leads the series 2-1.