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Coach Shawn Nadelen gets credit for Towson's breakout men's lacrosse season

Coach Shawn Nadelen gets credit for Towson's breakout men's lacrosse season

Few gave the Towson men's lacrosse team a chance against 2015 NCAA champion and No. 2 seed Denver in Sunday's first-round tournament game. In fact, ESPNU, which aired a preview of Sunday's contest, called the underdogs "Townson."

But the Tigers shook up the postseason and expectations with a 10-9 win over the Pioneers. They have extended their program-record single-season win total to 16 and will make their first appearance in the quarterfinals since 2003 against No. 7 seed Loyola Maryland (13-3) on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.

Those associated with the program attribute the team's success to coach Shawn Nadelen, who at age 37 has guided Towson to...

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