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RPI: The Last Lax Team To Represent The U.S. In The Olympics

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OCTOBER 26, 2023 | written by STEVE ULRICH

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1. RPI: The Last Lax Team To Represent The U.S. In The Olympics

by Matt Hamilton, USA Lacrosse Magazine

“It had been three years since World War II ended. Ned Harkness, then 27 years old, had coached just four games at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute before the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, but he quickly turned a group of inexperienced players into a national contender.

After just three full seasons, RPI was on top of the lacrosse world. It finished the 1948 season with a 13-0 record, averaging 13 goals per game and scoring wins over Yale, Syracuse and Virginia.

During the season, it was announced that lacrosse would join Swedish ling, a form of gymnastics, as a demonstration sport at the London Olympics, and RPI got the nod to represent the U.S. and became the first team to travel to England since Syracuse in 1923.

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