Sun Feb 19
15 #20 Washington and Lee
11 #10 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sun Feb 26
Final - 2OT
14 Denison
13 at Roanoke
in Salem, Va.
Sat Mar 04
9 Albion
22 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Sat Mar 11
4 Montclair St.
13 vs. #19 Denison
@ U.S. Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md.
Fri Mar 17
11 #17 Denison
3 vs. #11 Dickinson
@ Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md.
Sat Mar 18
6 Nazareth
17 vs. #17 Denison
@ Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md.
Sat Mar 25
20 #12 Denison
4 at DePauw
in Greencastle, Ind.
Sat Apr 01
10 Wittenberg
18 #10 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Tue Apr 04
26 #10 Denison
1 at Hiram
in Hiram, Ohio
Sat Apr 08
5 Oberlin
21 #10 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 12
17 #4 Denison
6 at Wooster
in Wooster, Ohio
Sun Apr 16
12 #4 Denison
8 at Ohio Wesleyan
in Delaware, Ohio
Wed Apr 19
23 #4 Denison
5 at Kenyon
in Gambier, Ohio
Sat Apr 22
1 Wabash
25 #4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio
Wed Apr 26
3 Wooster
21 #4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Tournament Semifinal
Sun Apr 30
1:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
#4 Denison
in Granville, Ohio - NCAC Tournament Championship
No Event
No Event
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Denison and Kenyon to play for Thomsen-Heiser Trophy

Denison and Kenyon to play for Thomsen-Heiser Trophy

Denison University and Kenyon College have met on the lacrosse field every season since 1953. Beginning on April 21, the two schools will honor that rich tradition by playing for the newly created Thomsen-Heiser Trophy.

The trophy, which will be awarded to the winner of the annual regular season contest, was created to honor former Denison head coach, Tommy Thomsen and former Kenyon head coach, Bill Heiser.  The two contemporaries were mainstays on the lacrosse sidelines for over a quarter century and both men were integral to the spread of lacrosse throughout the Midwest.

In 25 seasons as the head coach of the men's lacrosse program at Denison, Ferris "Tommy" Thomsen finished with a career record of 255-97 and a winning percentage of .724. His teams captured 13 conference championships, and at the time of his retirement in 1990, Thomsen was one of only three active college lacrosse coaches in the nation with more than 200 career victories. Thomsen remained at Denison through the 70s and into the 80s where he ushered in the era of the NCAA Tournament which began as an eight-team playoff in 1982. He coached 57 players to All-American status and guided the 1967 squad to an undefeated season. Thomsen was inducted into Denison's Varsity D Association Athletic Hall of Fame and the Ohio Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame in 1994. He passed away at age 80 on Jan. 2, 2012.

In 33 years as the head coach at Kenyon College, Bill Heiser compiled an overall record of 238-179 between 1970 and 2003. At the time of his retirement, that win total ranked second among all active NCAA Division III lacrosse coaches.

Heiser guided 21 Kenyon lacrosse teams to records of .500 or better, including teams from each of the last 10 seasons he coached. In 2000, he coached the Lords through a 13-2 season that included the program's first-ever North Coast Athletic Conference championship and first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III championship. Heiser was not only named the NCAC Coach of the Year for the second time in his career, but was also selected as the NCAA Division III Coach of the Year. His list of credentials also includes an induction into Ohio's Lacrosse Hall of Fame, as well as invitations to coach the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association's North-South game in 1973 and 1993.

Prior to the start of the 1 p.m. game on April 21 from Piper Stadium in Granville, Ohio, Heiser will be recognized along with members of the Thomsen family.  The trophy will be presented to the winning team by Heiser and the Thomsen's at the conclusion of the contest.

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