Penn Quakers men's lacrosse

The Penn Quakers men's lacrosse team represents the University of Pennsylvania in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men's lacrosse. Penn competes as a member of the Ivy League and plays its home games at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.[2][3]

Penn Quakers
UniversityUniversity of Pennsylvania
Head coachMike Murphy (since 2010 season)
StadiumFranklin Field
(capacity: 52,958)
LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
ConferenceIvy League
ColorsBlue and Red[1]
NCAA Tournament Final Fours
(1) - 1988
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
(9) – 1975, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2019
NCAA Tournament appearances
(13) – 1975, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2004, 2006, 2011, 2014, 2019
Conference Tournament championships
(2) - 2014, 2019
Conference regular season championships
(5) - 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 2019


The Penn lacrosse program dates back to 1900 and competes on historic Franklin Field, the oldest operating football stadium in the NCAA. Penn has won the Ivy League championship in 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988 and 2019.

Penn fielded a team at the club level in 1890, but played intermittently upon starting up lacrosse, and so lists 1900 as their first official season of varsity lacrosse.

The Quakers have advanced to the NCAA tournament twelve times, the most recent being in 2014. In 2014 Penn was seeded number four in the tournament, their highest seeding in over 20 years.

Penn had probably their finest season in 1988, with Chris Flynn making first team All American at midfield. Under coach Tony Seaman, the team reached the Final Four in the 1988 NCAA tournament, losing a close match to the Gait led Syracuse team, 11–10, a game in which Gary Gait performed his famous "Air Gait" goal.

In 2011, Penn went 8–7 under second-year coach Mike Murphy, defeating ranked opponents Duke and Princeton in the regular season before losing to 4th seeded Notre Dame in the NCAA tournament.

Penn has had 13 first team All Americans. Among the more notable of these players is attackman Peter Hollis, midfielder Josh Hall, and midfielder Chris Flynn who was also a prep school graduate of nearby Episcopal Academy.

Flynn made 1st and 2nd team All American in 1988 and 1987, respectively. He was also a three-time All-Ivy selection in football, a member of the 1994 U.S. National Lacrosse Team and played professionally for the Philadelphia Wings.[4][5]

Season Results

The following is a list of Penn's results by season as a NCAA Division I program:

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Jim Adams (Ivy League) (1970–1977)
1971 Jim Adams 6-52-45th
1972 Jim Adams 6-34-2T-2nd
1973 Jim Adams 5-44-23rd
1974 Jim Adams 7-35-12nd
1975 Jim Adams 7-45-12ndNCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1976 Jim Adams 4-62-4T-5th
1977 Jim Adams 10-25-12ndNCAA Division I Quarterfinals
Jim Adams: 45-2727-15
Charlie Coker (Ivy League) (1978–1982)
1978 Charlie Coker 3-71-5T-6th
1979 Charlie Coker 1-90-67th
1980 Charlie Coker 5-72-4T-5th
1981 Charlie Coker 6-52-4T-5th
1982 Charlie Coker 5-82-44th
Charlie Coker: 20-367-23
Tony Seaman (Ivy League) (1983–1990)
1983 Tony Seaman 10-35-1T-1stNCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1984 Tony Seaman 12-26-01stNCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1985 Tony Seaman 10-44-2T-2ndNCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1986 Tony Seaman 6-75-11st
1987 Tony Seaman 10-54-2T-2ndNCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1988 Tony Seaman 11-45-1T-1stNCAA Division I Final Four
1989 Tony Seaman 9-54-2T-2ndNCAA Division I Quarterfinals
1990 Tony Seaman 6-72-4T-5th
Tony Seaman: 74-3735-13
G.W. Mix (Ivy League) (1991–1994)
1991 G.W. Mix 6-73-3T-3rd
1992 G.W. Mix 4-92-45th
1993 G.W. Mix 5-92-4T-5th
1994 G.W. Mix 6-81-56th
G.W. Mix: 21-338-16
Terry Corcoran (Ivy League) (1995–1996)
1995 Terry Corcoran 6-80-67th
1996 Terry Corcoran 4-100-67th
Terry Corcoran: 10-180-12
Marc Van Arsdale (Ivy League) (1997–2001)
1997 Marc Van Arsdale 6-63-34th
1998 Marc Van Arsdale 4-91-5T-6th
1999 Marc Van Arsdale 6-82-4T-4th
2000 Marc Van Arsdale 5-91-56th
2001 Marc Van Arsdale 6-73-3T-3rd
Marc Van Arsdale: 27-3910-20
Matt Hogan (Ivy League) (2002–2003)
2002 Matt Hogan 9-43-35th
Matt Hogan: 9-43-3
Brian Voelker (Ivy League) (2003–2009)
2003 Brian Voelker 6-72-4T-4th
2004 Brian Voelker 7-73-3T-3rdNCAA Division I First Round
2005 Brian Voelker 2-110-67th
2006 Brian Voelker 10-44-23rdNCAA Division I First Round
2007 Brian Voelker 6-73-3T-3rd
2008 Brian Voelker 6-73-3T-4th
2009 Brian Voelker 5-82-45th
Brian Voelker: 42-5117-25
Mike Murphy (Ivy League) (2010–Present)
2010 Mike Murphy 5-81-57th
2011 Mike Murphy 8-74-22ndNCAA Division I First Round
2012 Mike Murphy 3-101-5T-6th
2013 Mike Murphy 8-53-3T-3rd
2014 Mike Murphy 11-44-23rdNCAA Division I First Round
2015 Mike Murphy 6-73-3T-4th
2016 Mike Murphy 8-74-23rd
2017 Mike Murphy 7-63-3T-4th
2018 Mike Murphy 7-83-3T-3rd
2019 Mike Murphy 12-46-01stNCAA Division I Quarterfinals
Mike Murphy: 75-6632-28

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also


  1. "University of Pennsylvania Logo & Branding Standards". Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  2. 2010 Men's Lacrosse Media Guide (PDF), University of Pennsylvania, 2010.
  3. Official 2008 NCAA Men's and Women's Lacrosse Record Book (PDF), National Collegiate Athletic Association, retrieved May 30, 2010.
  4. 2010 Men's Lacrosse Media Guide (PDF), University of Pennsylvania, 2010.
  5. Franklin Field Archived 2009-03-29 at the Wayback Machine,, 2011.
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