Coach's Corner

Coach's Corner

Feel the Fire with Drexel Lacrosse 



The pre-season is officially over, and the first game is right around the corner.  We had three solid scrimmages over the last two weekends, and the team is gearing up for UVA on Saturday.  They're the defending National Champions, and ranked #1 in most polls.  This game is a huge opportunity for us to make an impact on the national level.  Please come out and support us if you can.  


If you can't make it out, watch all Drexel home lacrosse games on DragonsTV.  Online at (, iPhone or Droid app.  



An invitation to a pre-game event being put on by the Alumni Relations office is at the bottom of this email.  Sounds like a great event for all alumns and their families.  



Finally, the athletic department is having an internal contest to see which program can get the highest percentage of alumni to give to their respective programs.  Your donations go directly to the needs of the program, and are integral to our success.  Let's make Men's Lacrosse the winner of the contest, and the model program in our department.  Here's the link for the donation, you need to write men’s lacrosse in the additional instructions.  -



Hope to see you soon.



Drexel University Alumni

Feel the fire with Drexel Lacrosse!


Alumni Pre-game & Men's Lacrosse Season Opener vs. University of Virginia
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Vidas Athletic Complex, Philadelphia, PA

Be a part of the sell-out crowd as the #20 pre-season pick Drexel men's lacrosse team hosts their season opener against the #1 ranked University of Virginia Cavaliers!

Gear up at a pre-game gathering in the Kopp Lounge, where you will enjoy sandwiches, soft drinks, coffee, tea and hot chocolate catered by Sabrina's Café @ Powelton. Then, head to the fan-filled stands as we cheer the team to victory!

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Season and Individual Tickets - On Sale Now! 


Drexel Athletics is offering two different season ticket packages again this year. The basic season package includes tickets for all six games and costs only $25; a savings of $23! The VIP season package includes tickets for all six games, a reserved parking space and a Dragons portable chairback* seat for only $45. As a “thank you” from Drexel Athletics, when you donate $1,000 or more to the men's lacrosse program you receive two VIP season ticket packages, which includes one parking pass.


Individual game adult tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door.  All groups of 20 or more can purchase tickets for only $3.  As always, youth, ages 12 and under, and Drexel students with a valid ID are FREE of charge! 


This year's home schedule is arguably the most challenging in the history of Drexel lacrosse. Five of the six teams playing at Vidas Field are ranked in the Face-Off Yearbook preseason top 20, including the season-opener against top-ranked Virginia, the defending national champions.


The Dragons and Cavaliers open the 2012 season on Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. After a pair of road games, the Dragons return home to face No. 9 Notre Dame on March 3. In their last visit to Vidas, the Fighting Irish fell to the Dragons in overtime. Drexel will also host No. 15 Bucknell in non-conference play in March. The Colonial Athletic Association home schedule includes a tilt with No. 11 Hofstra and No. 20 Penn State. Drexel closes the home schedule on April 28 against St. John's on Senior Day. 


The Dragons will also take part in the Battle at Bethpage II when they take on UMass in Bethpage, N.Y. All Drexel season ticket holders will have first right to purchase tickets to that event.


Both season and individual ticket are available by calling 866-4-DREXEL (373935) or by visiting  For more information on season and individual tickets, please visit

St. John's 

 We beat St. John's 14-7 on Saturday. It was a really nice day, everyone played, and it's always good to end the year with a win. Robert Church led the scoring with 5g and 5a's, Scott Perri 4g and 2a, and Kyle Bergman had 3g's. The defense played well, and Mark Manos had 11 saves. We finished the year 8-6 overall, and 3-3 in the CAA. It was a strange season in many ways. We are disappointed that we didn't make the CAA tournament, and all feel that we had opportunities to win more games. I'm not sure why we were so good in the third quarter of most games, and struggled so much in the fourth. That being said, there are things to be proud of. We did finish with a winning record, playing a tough schedule and in a very good league. Scott Perri had one of the best individual seasons in recent memory, and has a legitimate chance at being the CAA player of the year. We feel good about our prospects for next year, only graduating two players that played significant minutes. Thanks for the support throughout the season. We had good crowds at most of our games, and had a great alumni event in January here in Philly. I'm meeting with all the returning players this week; everyone knows we need to figure out how to turn some of the close losses into wins. It says a lot about where this program is when 8-6 is somewhat of a disappointment. Our goals next year will be to win the CAA and to make the NCAA tournament. I look forward to the challenge ahead.   Coach Voelker