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Manchester Metropolitan University Mens Lacrosse team have gone unbeaten in 2018

MMU Lacrosse remain unbeaten in 2018 and currently top of their division

  • MMU Mens Lacrosse team unbeaten in 2018
  • Currently first in their division
  • Team has beaten last year's league champions Sheffield twice already

 

Manchester Metropolitan men’s lacrosse team has gone unbeaten in all competitions for the whole of 2018.

Having played 13 games in the calendar year, winning 12 and drawing 1, MMU men’s lacrosse are first in the Northern League 1A and remain the only unbeaten team in their league.

MMU played Northumbria in November, winning 20-1 in their last game of 2018 to cap off an unbeaten year. The year also included a 10-6 victory over Surrey in the BUCS Lacrosse trophy final.

Team

Played

Won

Lost

Drawn

Points

MMU 1st

6

6

0

0

18

Newcastle 1st

7

6

1

0

18

Sheffield 1st

7

4

3

0

12

 
Reflecting on their fantastic scoresheet, lacrosse chairman Will Baxter said: “It's mad to be honest because that calendar year covers two different seasons as well, two very different teams.

"This team has come on leaps and bounds in the last three years and to finish a whole year unbeaten is amazing.”

Baxter puts the current team’s success down to new additions that the team acquired at the start of the season.

He said: “We’ve added quite a bit of talent this year. We got Joe Chorlton who has played England U19s, also Frazer Hunter who played Scotland U19s, Billy Kershaw as well who is part of the English Knights program, as well as a good few club players, which is a massive help this year.”

Having beaten last year’s league champions Sheffield University twice already, including a 12-4 victory on 14 November, MMU face Newcastle on 30 January. Victory in this game would almost guarantee Man Met finishing the season as league champions.

Lacrosse coach and England Men’s player Ryan Sweetman believes this game won’t be easy:

“This is our toughest match up this season. Newcastle will be looking for revenge after we beat them at their place. We are also hoping to have the MMU game of the week spotlighting it, which I hope will give the lads a little extra motivation," he said.

“We won’t change how we approach this match.There is a great atmosphere within the team this season and I wouldn’t want to change that for a single game.”

Performance sport officer Chloe Wilcox sees them as one of the top performing sports at the university and has been very impressed with the team in recent years.

“They are definitely in the top five performing sports at the university I’d say. We’ve got our spotlight sports and lacrosse men’s team would be a highlighted sport in terms of where they’ve been successful," she said.

“To be a spotlight sport you’ve just got to be competing in the top league for the sport which after the end of this season we hope the team will get promotion and will gain spotlight sport status.”

In terms of promotion, The Northern Premier league is extremely competitive with sides like Nottingham Trent and Durham University being littered with England players, club level players and a host of American students that have come across the pond solely to play Lacrosse.

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