Historically Lake Erie has never shied away from tough competition to start the season and this year was no different as the Storm were downed by Rockhurst 20-12 Friday afternoon. It was the season opener for the No. 19 team in the nation, while the Hawks improved to 3-0 on the short year.
Nationally ranked No. 19 Lake Erie will open up its 10th season in program history at high noon tomorrow as it welcomes Rockhurst for a non-conference clash. In addition to the campaign opener, it will be the debut of Head Coach Sam Ashton who returns to the program after previously serving as the team’s offensive coordinator before two years as a head coach at the University of Dallas.
The 2019 Men’s Lacrosse Preseason Coaches Poll Results presented by Under Armour were released today and Lake Erie has been selected to finish third in the G-MAC. The Storm received 26 points in the voting process and were bested only by defending conference champion Seton Hill (36 points, six first-place votes) and Mercyhurst (31 points, 1 first-place vote.
Lake Erie College Director of Athletics Kelley Kish has announced the return of Sam Ashton to the Storm’s men’s lacrosse program for the upcoming season. Ashton, a former top assistant with the Storm, will now assume the role of head coach of the team.