Thomas Garrahy, Staff Writer

The Immaculata Men’s Lacrosse team has entered a new era of coaching under the leadership of head coach Will Pilat. The former associate head coach at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, has taken over. Assisting Pilat this season is former Haverford College assistant coach Chris Fleming, and returning Immaculata assistant coach Dom Tulio. With the improved coaching staff, and an almost complete returning roster, the Macs look to improve their record once again this year. If the fall season has been any indication of their success in the spring, this goal is certainly attainable. 

The Mac’s opened up their fall season with a scrimmage against Albright College on October 21. This match ended successfully for the Mighty Macs as they defeated the Lions in a close game (9-8). Scoring for Immaculata was Bailey Manion (3), Connor Teears (2), Ben Wesolowski (2), Ryan Gorman (1), and Matt Frame (1). The defense was led by returning long-stick midfielder Aidan Lawrence and returning All-Atlantic East defenseman Dan Alvarez. Standing tall in the cage for the Macs was All-Atlantic East goalie Matt Ludlow, and senior Max Cummings. 

With only a few fall ball practices left, the Mighty Macs are leading on for a prosperous season in 2024. They open their spring season against Arcadia University, traveling there in the early weeks of February. From there they play several games in the PA, NJ, and MD area for the first half of the season, before moving to conference play. With Cabrini University on the decline, the men are seeking to clinch their first ever Atlantic East championship this year. Under the leadership of Pilat, and his experienced staff, it is no question that the Macs will get it done.