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New Jersey Pride

The New Jersey Pride were a men's field lacrosse team formerly based in Piscataway, New Jersey, United States. They played in Major League Lacrosse from 2001-2008.

Franchise history

In 2001, the first year of the league’s existence, the Pride played its games at Yogi Berra Stadium at Montclair State University. They played their home games at TD Bank Park in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey in 2002 and 2003. For 2004 and 2005, the Pride played its home games on Sprague Field, Montclair State University’s football stadium. The Pride made the league's playoffs in 2002 and 2003.

For the 2006 season, the Pride moved to the 5,000 seat stadium on the campus of Rutgers University which houses the Scarlet Knights’ soccer and lacrosse teams and is officially named "The Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium at Yurcak Field" in honor of Ronald N. Yurcak, a 1965 All-American Rutgers lacrosse player.

The team suspended operations after the 2008 season.

Season-By-Season

Former Stars

  • Jesse Hubbard. Princeton, 1998; 3-time NCAA National Champion, Princeton University with Jon Hess; Leading all-time scorer at Princeton; All NCAA Tournament Team, 1997 and 1998; All Ivy, 1997 and 1998. Hubbard was traded to the Los Angeles Riptide prior to the 2008 Season.
  • Scott Urick. Georgetown, 2000; 2-time NCAA All-American and Captain; Georgetown’s all-time Leading Scorer; Georgetown’s All-Time Single Season and Career Leader in ground balls; Played on four NCAA Tournament Teams; NCAA North-South All-Star, 2000.
  • Adam Doneger. Johns Hopkins, 2000-2003; two-time First Team All-American and co-captain; Scored a career-high 28 goals and seven assists in 2003; NCAA All-Tournament Team, 2002.
  • Kyle Harrison. Johns Hopkins, 2005; National Player-of-the-Year, 2005 Tewaaraton Trophy Winner; 2005 National Champion and 1st overall selection in the 2005 College Draft. Harrison was also traded to the Los Angeles Riptide for the 2008 season.
  • Matt Danowski. Duke, 2008; Tewaaraton Trophy Winner 2007; Acquired Second in the lacrosse draft. Took option of an extra year at Duke. Was expected to go first 2007

Award winners

Coaches and others

  • Ted Georgalas 2001-05 (24-35)
  • Brian Silcott 2005 (1-4)
  • Peter Jacobs 2006- (15-21)
  • Charlie Shoulberg 2001-2002 (General Manager)
  • Bob Turco 2003-2004 (General Manager)
  • Trey Reeder 2005-2007 (General Manager)
  • Steve Ferretti 2008 (Interim General Manager)
  • Robert Brown 2005-2008 (President)

External links

  • New Jersey Pride Official Website
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