When Ian MacKay stepped back onto the lacrosse field, he didn’t know what to expect. It’s safe to assume he, and everyone else at the University of Vermont, didn’t expect the kind of start his team got off to. Not that anyone complained.
Going 7-0 to kick-start its campaign, Vermont was the talk of the nation. Three losses later, the Catamounts (10-3) still are in contention and will be part of the upcoming America East playoffs.
"We couldn’t get much worse than last year," second-year Vermont coach Chris Feifs said. "So there was a lot of room for improvement. Having Ian back, and the changes we made in the offseason, I expected there to be an improvement, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how the guys have handled that, and I guess the win-loss record shows that."