Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T)

Nickname: Miners

Mascot: Joe Miner

Colors: Forest Green, Vegas Gold, White

Team History

The University of Missouri - Rolla lacrosse team was started in the fall of 1999. Many of the original players of the team had little or no experience. Many thanks to the original club president, Rich Ornsby, whose hard work and determination made UMR Lacrosse a reality. The team was originally a member of the Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association (CCLA) and was a founding member of the Great Rivers Lacrosse Confederation (GRLC). Early teams were known more for their fortitude than talent, often playing with a short bench. The first victory came in the Fall of 2001 at the Tillar Tournament over Kansas State. The perseverance paid off, as teams started at Truman State and SEMO in the same time period are no longer active.

The spring season in 2004 marked the first season with a non-student coach. Dr. Michael Martin with experience as a player, official, and coach, followed his son to the program. The transition then started from a lower tier team to a competitive Division II team. The team has enjoyed success agains teams with Division I football programs, beating the Oklahoma State Cowboys, Memphis Tigers, Northern Illinois Huskies, Nebraska Cornhuskers, and the Kansas State Wildcats.

Regular Season Records

Year        Record

2004          1-7

2005          2-5

2006          4-4 (2-1)

2007          2-4 (0-4)

2008          5-8 (2-2): First round loss in GRLC Division II Playoffs

2009          3-8

2010          4-6 (0-4)

2011          5-4 (3-1): First round loss in GRLC Division II Playoffs

Individual Awards

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