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Date Posted: 16:52:58 04/09/17 Sun
Sure, we might only get one bid to the NCAA tournament this year. But I think it's premature to say that the Ivy League is losing ground relative to other conferences in this sport. Indeed, I think that, evaluating Ivy lacrosse across a meaningful sample size of years, say, half a dozen, the League is getting better, not worse.
Cornell will not stay down. On that, I am fully confident. Too much history and too much local high school talent for that to continue indefinitely. Yale has gotten mysteriously better under the same coach who produced mediocre results for years. Good for him; sometimes it takes you a while to grow into a job. Penn seems to have stepped up in a fairly permanent way. Princeton looked as though it would return to whence it was before Tierney arrived but, for at least the next four years, they have Sowers. And he is a difference maker, the kind of singular player who will not just win games but change a program.
Ivy lacrosse is not getting worse; it's getting better.
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