There were high hopes for Wesleyan going into 2018.
After a historic offensive campaign from Harry Stanton a year ago, anything less than a deep postseason run would have been a disappointment. After taking down Tufts in the quarterfinals, the Cardinals started to gain some national title believers.
Defeating undefeated RIT? That should have turned the heads of any lacrosse observer.
“To be honest, there wasn’t much talked about RIT,” Wesleyan coach John Raba said, “but we wanted the opportunity to get back and play for a national championship. Now it’s about winning it. It’s great to be here, but it’ll feel just as bad to come up short.”
Led by freshman leading scorer Ronan Jacoby (Glastonbury, Conn), the Cardinals offense wasn't what it was expected to be. Stanton, still a threat to score anywhere on the field, wasn't the quarterback; it was Jacoby.