NCAA Team Reviews: Robert Morris Colonials

Photo Credit to Harry Archer
Photo Credit to Harry Archer

For the better part of four months, many of us watched some exciting college lacrosse, whether it was on TV, online, or in person.  There were good games, which included all of Championship Weekend, and there were bad games, such as low scoring affairs and of course, the horrendous winter weather.  I take a look back at all 69 Division I teams and how they faired this season and what to look forward to in 2016.

Check out previous recaps: NJIT Highlanders, UMass Lowell River Hawks, VMI Keydets, Manhattan Jaspers, Canisius Golden Griffins


2014 Record 5-9
2014 Conference Record 2-4 (5th in NEC)
2014 Scoring Offense 9.14 Goals Per Game (T46th in DI)
2014 Scoring Defense 11.47 Goals Against Per Game (53rd in DI)
2014 Goals Leader #22 JonPatrik Kealey – Freshman (23 Gs)
2014 Assists Leader #19 Eric Rankel – Sophomore (14 As)
2014 Points Leader #19 Eric Rankel – Sophomore (35 Pts)
2014 Goaltending Leader #8 Brian Bohn – Senior (.481 SV %)
2014 Face-Off Leader #27 Chris Barney – R-Sophomore (.429 FO %)
2014 Ground Balls Leader #27 Chris Barney – R-Sophomore (56 GBs)
2014 Caused Turnovers Leader #51 Sean Meagher – Senior (43 CTs)
2014 Quality Wins Detroit (11-7), Siena (10-9 OT)
2014 Bad Losses Bellarmine (10-7), Sacred Heart (9-7)


2015 Record 3-11
2015 Conference Record 2-4 (6th in NEC)
2015 Scoring Offense 9.50 Goals Per Game (T43rd in DI)
2015 Scoring Defense 11.29 Goals Against Per Game (52nd in DI)
2015 Goals Leader #37 Luke Laszkiewicz – Junior (30 Gs)
2015 Assists Leader #32 James Rahe – Junior (19 As)
2015 Points Leader #32 James Rahe – Junior (36 Pts)
2015 Goaltending Leader #1 Chase Rose – Freshman (.489 SV %)
2015 Face-Off Leader #27 Chris Barney – R-Junior (.462 FO %)
2015 Ground Balls Leader #27 Chris Barney – R-Junior (74 GBs)
2015 Caused Turnovers Leader #30 Joseph Scenna – R-Senior (13 CTs)
2015 Quality Wins Siena (12-10), Mount St. Mary’s (10-7)
2015 Bad Losses Detroit (11-10 OT), Hobart (7-6 OT)



The Colonials improved the majority of their numbers that we listed from last season, with the exception of caused turnovers and their overall record. Their non-conference schedule swapped Drexel, Notre Dame, and Michigan for Ohio State, High Point, and Air Force, but the Colonials could not record a win against either of these teams.

The season began with four straight losses, including an 11-10 overtime loss to Detroit and three goal losses to Bellarmine and High Point. The Colonials recorded their first win March 7th against slumping Siena 12-10 and then proceeded to lose five straight, which included their NEC opener against Sacred Heart, and overtime loss to Hobart, and against St. Joseph’s. They bookended wins in their final four games of the regular season, beating Mount St. Mary’s and Wagner, but losing against Bryant cost the team a chance at making the NEC Tournament.

The team graduates five seniors in the offseason, three of them came from The Hill Academy, and have a large amount of sophomores and freshman to fill their places come next season, with hopes to improve their record from 2015 and breaking through the NEC and clinching their first birth in the league tournament since 2013, when they lost to Bryant 14-7 in the title game.


Tyson Gibson Midfield St. Michael’s College (ONT)
Michael Clark Defense South Jefferson (NY)
Stephen Cyron Attack Avon Grove (PA)
Alex Heger Goalie Carmel (IN)
Shane Majewski Attack Johnson City (NY)
Sean Duncan Midfield/FO Kinnelon (NJ)
Nick Scenna Defense Perkiomen Valley (PA)
Bryan Newcamp Midfield Pine Richland (PA)
Mike Eveland Jr. Defense/LSM Central Bucks East (PA)
Eddie Pike Attack St. Anthony’s (NY)
Jake Toomb LSM Archbishop Moeller (OH)

The Colonials will bring along 11 freshmen for their incoming class in 2016, which include attackman Stephen Cyron. As someone who was in the southeastern PA high school scene for four years, Cyron was on an attack unit in 2014 that included current Penn State sophomore Tanner Peck, and helped the Red Devils to their first ever PIAA State Championship game against Penncrest. I think he’ll help Robert Morris next season immediately.