Tierney's Homecoming, Denver to Play Princeton in 2019

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It was announced this week that Bill Tierney will make his first ever homecoming to Princeton this spring. Tierney's Denver Pioneers will travel to New Jersey and take on Princeton on March 26th. This will mark the first time that these teams will meet outside of fall scrimmages. 

Denver's head coach Bill Tierney had been with the Pioneers for ten years, but his coaching legacy was made at Princeton. Tierney spent 22 seasons as the head coach at Princeton from 1988-2009. During his tenure at Princeton Tierney lead the Tigers to six national championships as they were THE team of the 90's. 

Tierney came to Denver prior to the 2010 season and has helped build the Pioneers into a powerhouse as well. Tierney lead the Pioneers to the national championship in 2015 which was the first time a team west of the Mississippi River had won a championship in lacrosse. Tierney has also lead the Pioneers to a 122-36 record through his first nine years at the helm of the program. 

Both head coaches seem very excited for this game as it will be one that many circle on their calendars this year. 

Bill Tierney said, "I knew this day would eventually arrive and am thankful for the opportunity to bring together the two places that have allowed me to live my passion while incorporating my family, coaching amazing student-athletes and developing lifelong friendships along the way. My current Denver players have never been to Princeton and the current Princeton players don't know me. Therefore, both groups will look forward to a great Division I lacrosse game between two outstanding programs. We thank Coach Madalon for agreeing to host the Pioneers and know what a challenge it will be."

Princeton Head Coach Matt Madalon said, "The opportunity to add Denver to the schedule presented itself, and we of course jumped at the opportunity. First, it gives our guys the chance to play another high-quality opponent on our home field. And second, we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome Coach Tierney back to Princeton. His success here has set the standard for the program, and he has remained one of our most loyal supporters since he left. It should be a great game, and we're really looking forward to it."