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Podcast: Rutgers men’s lacrosse season preview with head coach Brian Brecht



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Welcome to episode No. 50 of The Scarlet Faithful Podcast. This episode welcomes Rutgers men’s lacrosse head coach Brian Brecht. The Scarlet Knights begin the 2023 season on Saturday, February 4 against Marist at home. To purchase tickets for the season opener or any other home games, click here.

After making the program’s first ever Final Four last season and finishing with a 15-4 record, Brecht’s team hopes to continue that success this spring. Inside Lacrosse released their preseason media poll ranking Rutgers No. 9 after finishing No 4 last season. USA Lacrosse Magazine ranked Rutgers No. 10 in their preseason poll. They finished No. 5 in the publication’s Final 2022 poll.

The Scarlet Knights return many key contributors from last season’s Final Four team but also welcomes 20 newcomers to the program. This team will have plenty to prove as expectations remain high for the program. The Big Ten remains a gauntlet and the non-conference schedule is stout once again after adding UMASS and Utah.

RU recently held preseason scrimmages with Boston University, NJIT and Villanova to get ready for the season opener this weekend. It’s now game week and there is plenty of opportunity for this team to start the 2023 season strong.

Topics covered include key veterans returning, transfers that are ready to make an impact, position battles within the rope unit and goalkeeper, turnover rate, the non-conference schedule, appreciating fans for home games, expectations and more.

Thanks to coach Brecht for taking the time to preview his team ahead of Saturday’s season opener. And thank you for listening and or watching this episode.



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