Benjamin Franklin said there are only two things in this world that are certain, “death and taxes.”
Mr. Franklin never saw the RIT men’s lacrosse team.
For the 9th straight season the Tigers have received an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.
RIT is the number one ranked team in the country and are a perfect 18-0 this season.
In fact, their last lost came in last season’s National Championship game. Wednesday, their ride back to Foxbourgh begins.
“We can’t win a National championship tomorrow,” said junior attack Shawn Nally. “But we can take steps to win a National championship. It’s playoff lacrosse anyone can knock you out and end your season.”
“This year the focus was on handling the pressure and not focusing that far ahead. We’ve kind of embraced recently is whose next,” said junior midfielder Cam Isaac.
“There’s no easy games from here on out. We gotta focus on tomorrow. Hopefully we can get the W and focus on the next team and that’s it,” added Jay Vakiner.
The Tigers are 97-7 over their last five seasons.
“Ultimately the goal is a National championship but we know how important each one of these game are,” said Vakiner.
This year, RIT outscored their opponents 318-147
“We’re just trying to have fun out here,” smiled head coach Jake Coon. “If we don’t take it game by game we’d be doing a disservice to our team. I think they’ve really keep that in perspective and because of that they’re able to dial it in and focus and play well.”