PISCATAWAY, N.J. (October 7, 2010) –The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team will compete in the fourth annual Christian Prince Memorial Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 17, at Reese Stadium and Johnson Field on the campus of Yale University.
“I think this event sets up very well for us,” said head coach Jim Stagnitta. “It will be a good test. It’ll show us what we need to work on, where our guys are and will give our younger guys a chance to see some action and see how they respond.”
Rutgers will face Yale and Marist in a pair of scrimmages that will consist of four 20-minute running quarters. Admission to the tournament is free, but a donation of five dollars for parking to benefit the Christian Prince Scholarship Fund will be collected.
The Scarlet Knights will battle host Yale in their first matchup at 11 a.m. The Bulldogs are coming off a season which saw them go 10-4 and capture a share of the Ivy League regular season championship. Yale is coached by Andy Shay who is in his eighth season with the program.
In its second and final matchup of the tournament, RU will take on Marist. The Red Foxes finished the 2010 campaign with an 8-7 record, which included a 10-9 loss at Rutgers. Marist is coached by Scott Nelson who is in his third season with the program.
Rutgers finished the 2010 season with a 6-8 record and placed fifth in the final BIG EAST standings with a 2-4 conference mark. RU will open its 2011 campaign in February.