The 1990 season was a record-breaking one for the Yale men’s lacrosse team. The season was such a success that, even in defeat, even at the end, history was made.
"I’m very proud of what we’ve done," said Mike Waldvogel, the head coach of that team. "Guys stepped up all season long. There were a couple games we could’ve slacked off because we were in it, but guys stepped up. The leadership with top players was fantastic."
In 1990, Yale set program records in wins (16), most goals scored (300) and most consecutive games with 10 or more goals in a season (14), all records that still stood through the 2017 season. Of the top 13 single-season scorers in Yale history, five came from the 1990 season, including No. 1 (Jason O’Neil, 99 points) and No. 2 (Jon Reese, 97 points). Goaltender Tony Guido also set the record for most saves in a season by a Yale player (246).