New Jersey Pride

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

New Jersey Pride
Founded2001
Folded2008
LeagueMLL
ConferenceEastern
Based inPiscataway, New Jersey
ColorsRed, Black, Gold, White
                   
Division titlesNone
WebsiteNewJerseyPride.com

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 but TD Bank Park in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey in 2002 to 2003. For 2004 to 2005, the Pride played its home games on Sprague Field at Montclair State University. 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

New Jersey Pride
YearWLRegular season finishPlayoffs
2001863rd in National DivisionDid not reach the playoffs
2002772nd in National DivisionLost semifinal 19-11 to Lizards
2003752nd in National DivisionLost semifinal 15-13 to Bayhawks
20041113rd in National DivisionDid not reach the playoffs
20052103rd in National DivisionDid not reach the playoffs
2006573rd in Eastern ConferenceDid not reach the playoffs
2007486th in Eastern ConferenceDid not reach the playoffs
2008664th in Eastern ConferenceDid not reach the playoffs
Totals4060Regular Season Win % = .400Total Playoff Record 0 - 2
Playoff Win % = .000
  • 2001 New Jersey Pride season
  • 2002 New Jersey Pride season
  • 2003 New Jersey Pride season
  • 2004 New Jersey Pride season
  • 2005 New Jersey Pride season
  • 2006 New Jersey Pride season
  • 2007 New Jersey Pride season
  • 2008 New Jersey Pride 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 2002-2008 (Assistant General Manager, General Manager)
  • Robert Brown 2005-2008 (President)
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