The University of Georgia Men’s club lacrosse team kicks off their season at home against NC State on Friday, February 8that 7:30pm at the club sports complex. The team is coming off of an 8-6 record in 2018, ending their season on a first round loss in the SELC tournament to Virginia Tech. The bulldogs are looking to avenge themselves this season, as they have their eyes on an SELC championship and an opportunity to compete for an MCLA championship in Utah. The team is expected by most to be successful this year, as they come into the preseason MCLA polls at #15 nationally. The bulldogs have a very rigorous schedule this year, playing 5 teams that are currently ranked in the MCLA preseason top 25 rankings.
The roster looks drastically different than it did in 2018, as the bulldogs had a big senior class. With the loss of key players to graduation last year, the bulldogs will rely on leadership from team captains Tristan Otto, Trent Bruno, Austin Eiseman, Diego Medina, and Jack Barton. On the offensive side of the ball things will run through junior attackmen Jack Ryan, who will rely division I transfers Shawn Finnerty and Cade Klawinski to help him put up big numbers. With senior Cash Carlson out for the season due to a torn ACL, Austin Eiseman and Trent Bruno will need to step up big to get stops on defense for the bulldogs and lead the new-look defense.