Editor’s note: This story appeared in the March issue of New England Lacrosse Journal. The NESCAC made the decision to cancel spring sports seasons on March 11, at which time the Wesleyan men’s lacrosse team had a 1-0 record.
It was an early-season road trip, but not an insignificant one.
Early in Ronan Jacoby’s freshman year, his Wesleyan University team made a two-game swing over spring break to play at Roanoke (Va.) and then Skidmore (N.Y.).
An 18-5 win at Roanoke, which had been ranked No. 10 in the country, was one of the first indications of how good that eventual national-champion Cardinals team could be. Three days later, in a win at Skidmore, standout Harry Stanton became the program’s all-time leader in goals, eclipsing a mark that had stood for 17 years.