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Towson about to embark on new season

Off to a 1-5 start, Towson’s hopes of securing their first NCAA Tournament bid since 2007 essentially revolve around their play in the Colonial Athletic Association.

The Tigers open conference play against Delaware (5-4) on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Johnny Unitas Stadium, and they must finish among the top four teams in the league to qualify for the CAA Tournament and have a shot at capturing the automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament.

Coach Tony Seaman said after last week’s 7-6 loss to then-No. 11 Loyola, the team is treating Saturday as the start of a season within the regular season.

"I always think that the very toughest time to talk to your team is immediately after any game – win or lose – because you’re just so emotionally peaked at that time. You’ve got to be so careful with what you say," Seaman said. "But the thing we emphasized in the locker room after that game about how frustrated we all were was that now we’re 0-0 in the CAA. It’s a brand-new start, a first day in a new life. We’ve got to look at it that way Saturday, and it’s huge. We’ve got to practice and get ready for Delaware. … Everybody’s good, but everybody’s 0-0. So that’s good."

One issue the team is trying to address is a lack of punch on the offensive side of the field. The offense has scored just 54 goals, which averages to 9.0 per game. The unit has been getting outscored in the second and fourth quarters this season, posting nine and six fewer goals in those periods, respectively.

"We’ve just got to finish shots," Seaman said. "We’re not good enough offensively to miss opportunities. We get as many possessions as the other team, we get as many really, really good chances, but we don’t finish the ball, and we lose the game by a goal."

Posted by Edward Lee at 7:00 AM | | Comments (7)
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The article forgot to mention...yes they are 1-5...but they have the toughest schedule in the NATION...many teams would be 0-6 against the teams they played.

This used to be a Top 10-15 program.

Seaman needs to go.

granted 3 top 15 teams in the first 6 games is difficult, I would hardly say that many teams would be 0-6 with Towson's schedule. Stony Brook, Bucknell? please. pretty sure Towons High School can run with those two. and Navy is not having a great year either. If they were good, they would have found a way to be at least .500. But they aren't so they didn't. I am towson grad and I would love nothing more than for them to do well. They need to blow the whole thing up. Coaches, players, style of play, mascot, uniforms, etc.....

Lacrosse is one of the more popular sports in the country right now and Maryland has the best lacrosse programs. Towson University has always had strong teams. They play in one of the best venues in the U.S.
When the men's lacrosse team has had overall records of 5-9 in 2008, 7-10 in 2009, and starts the 2010 season off at 1-5 - it's time to start looking for a new coach.

Losers make excuses about how tough the schedule was. Winners make the tournament.

Tony Seaman has run this program into the ground. He needs to do the fans of TU a favor and retire. It seems that Seaman always blames the players and not his bad coaching or bad recruiting. There is too much good, young coaching talent out there to put up with this. Go Tigers!

Why no story on the 7th ranked lady Tigers lacrosse team?

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Ed: I will pass along your request to Katherine Dunn, who covers women's lacrosse for The Sun.

Tony Seaman's tenure is up. I agree that he should quit and hopefully soon. No one questions his past success, but that's ancient history. What has he done for the university lately...nothing! Carl Runk, Rob Shek, Glen Smith, Mark Goers etc. worked too hard to put Towson on the lax map in the 90's, for this university to settle for substandard coaching. Does Seaman even care anymore??

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