Colby College in Maine was always a tough game in the NESCAC during the 90s and early 2000s and the NESCAC is regarded as one of, if not, THE best lacrosse conference in all of Division 3. During the mid-2000s their stock dropped dramatically and the program started to be regarded as a bottom dweller. For the 2009 season the college picked up John Thompson, a Maine native, as their new head coach and the move has paid immediate dividends. In hist first season, Thompson has the team performing at levels akin to what they were doing in 1999 and 2000.
Currently, Colby is 5-2, just upset #5 ranked Endicott out of Massachusetts, lost to a solid Stevens program by 1, lost to undefeated #9 Tufts by 5 early in the season and has picked up solid wins against Trinity, Wheaton, Williams and Plymouth State. This Saturday, Colby plays perennial NESCAC power Middlebury which is currently ranked 11th in the country. The Saturday after that they play another NESCAC powerhouse in nationally ranked #12, Wesleyan. These two games will tell us more about where Colby really is but the fact is that the Mules are back and can not be overlooked by anyone.