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Dates: February 2
Time: 2 p.m.
Opponent: University of Louisiana-Lafayette
Records: Louisiana-Lafayette (0-0) | Dallas (0-0)
Location: Irving, Texas, Crusader Field
The University of Dallas men's lacrosse team begins the 2019 season at home on Saturday against club team University of Louisiana-Lafayette. This is the second year in a row the Crusaders are opening the campaign at the friendly confines.
Keith Loftis enters his first year at the helm, joining the Crusaders last month. He arrives from Assumption College, where he guided the Hounds for six seasons in a tough NorthEast-10 Conference at the NCAA Division II level.
Dallas is coming off a 6-7 season, which marked the most wins in the young program's history.
- Dallas opens with a roster of 16 this season, led by 14 returners.
- Tyler Smith (Snoqualmie, Wash.) was named the team's MVP last season and put up personal and team-highs in points (39) and goals (29).
- Tucker Jameson (Mechanicsville, Md.) dialed 24 goals in his first season a year ago.
- Chasen Reynolds (Fallbrook, Calif.) rounded out a quintet of players that eclipsed double figures in goals scored with 10.
- Jake Frederick (Coppell, Texas) dished a team-best 13 assists.
BY THE NUMBERS
ABOUT THE RAJIN' CAJUNS
- Louisiana went 8-5 in 2018. This included 5-1 in the Division and 1-1 in the playoffs.
- The Rajin' Cajuns are members of the MCLA Lone Star Alliance.
- They open the new season on Friday at Dallas Baptist University.
- Edwin Pigeon returns from last year's squad and notched 52 points from 28 goals and a team-leading 24 helpers.
- Tanner Shaddox matched a trio of leading scorers with 28 goals.
- Carson Cook started all 13 matches last season and compiled 171 saves and 9.385 goals-against average.
Dallas plays the next two matches on the road at Hendrix College (Feb. 9) and Huntingdon College (Feb. 17).