The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team defeated BYU and Air Force in two preseason games held at the Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium this Saturday.
In attendance for the Pioneers was Bob Wahler, father of junior Ben Wahler, who has been battling brain cancer for the last 23 years and was chosen by the Pioneers as their inspiration for the season. After sharing his fight to live everyday to the fullest, the team decided to dedicate its season to Mr. Wahler.
The No. 17 Pioneers hope to build off last year’s successes as they had one of their best seasons in program history, finishing 10-7 overall (4-1 GWLL). At the conclusion of the regular season, Denver received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years, and earned the No. 2 seed in the inaugural GWLL Tournament.
Denver’s regular season will start next Saturday, February 14, in Chapel Hill, NC against the NO. 9 North Carolina Tar Heels.