On Monday, June 17, the United States Lacrosse Michigan Chapter announced that University of Michigan lacrosse head coach John Paul would be inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame. Paul had a lot of success at the club level and is looking to continue that success on the D-1 level. He led his club team to a 241-44 record in 14 seasons, including a 76-2 record in the four years leading into becoming a D-1 level program. And, he and the Wolverines won three consecutive MCLA national titles from 2008-2010. The induction ceremony is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. on October 26 at Peabody's in Birmingham, Michigan. Paul's statement, in part:
So many people do so much to help grow the game. To be inducted into a group that recognizes so many of the greats in lacrosse in our state is humbling. I'm proud of the role we've had here at the University of Michigan.
In addition to the Paul announcement, Inside Lacrosse has Michigan goalie Gerald Logan ranked as the #17 freshman in 2013. Logan had an 11.79 GAA and a save percentage of 56.3% on the year. The only other goalie to rank higher than Logan was future B1G-er and Rutgers goalie Kris Alleyne (#9 on the list), with a 10.36 GAA and a save percentage of 59.6%.
The above events bode well for a budding program, which can now boast a Hall of Famer and one of the best freshmen (soon to be sophomore) in the country.