Editor’s Note: Welcome to our NAIA lacrosse season-in-review series. Each day for the next month or so, we will be recapping last NAIA college lacrosse season in advance for the 2020 season. Today, we are looking at Point University out of the AAC.
2019 Point University Review
The 2019 Skyhawks took a step back. Yes, Point University was also 2-8 in 2018, but those games were much closer than the 2019 games. When you have a 2-8 record, you expect to bounce back, but both wins last year came against teams that no longer field lacrosse (Lindenwood-Belleville and Asbury).
I first wrote this article with the understanding that Point returned all of its players, then the news broke. Chase Parker, the Skyhawks’ second team all-conference attackman, who led the team in points at 30, decided to transfer to William Penn to finish out his career.
2020 Point University Outlook
Everyone but Chase Parker returns, meaning everyone has to step it up even more if they want to improve on previous years. Look for Kirby Garcia to lead the offense, and Ethan Shugart to lead the defense in net.
Way Too Early Prediction
With all but one player returning, let’s hope that adding the incoming freshmen class to an experienced group can bring back the winning years. 8-7 in 2017 seems like a long time ago. With some solid out of conference performances, I think the Skyhawks will get to four wins this year.
Team Info: pointskyhawks.com
Team Twitter: @pointmenslax