Lycoming Makes Some Progress in Mike Clark’s First Year

Head Coach Mike Clark on the sidelines

Head Coach Mike Clark on the sidelines

Sun-Gazette – “I hope it will be a motivation that, hey look, getting there is nice, but let’s win,” said Clark. “I hope we’re not satisfied with just being there. We have to take the next step. We don’t want to be one of the best 32 teams, we want to be better than that.”

The Warriors’ 2008 season had several highlights.

Clark, a 1993 graduate of Lycoming, was hired in January after legendary head coach Frank Girardi retired in December.

After losing by a point at nationally-ranked Ithaca in the season opener, Lycoming rattled off four straight, including wins over Albright and Widener, the league’s defending champion.

The Warriors quest for a MAC title, a goal the team set in the preseason, finally became a reality in the week’s final season. Just prior to the conclusion of Lycoming’s 23-15 win over Lebanon Valley, word came to David Person Field that Delaware Valley had defeated Albright. That scenario ensured the Warriors a share of the MAC title and the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.  Full Article at

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