In 1889 a Harvard lacrosse team, which for several consecutive years had held the intercollegiate championship of the United States, was forced to disband largely on account of financial embarassment. Last year the team was re-organized, but consisted almost entirely of new men. In the spring, the team, picked from twenty candidates, did creditable work. It played the best teams, never failed to score, and when defeated, it was only by one or two goals. The record at the end of the season was 17 goals against 22 for its opponents, a remarkably good record for a first year team. This team received practically no support from the University; but the expenses were defrayed entirely by the members of the team and what little guarantees were gained by playing away from Cambridge.
With one exception, all the members of last year's team are in some department of the University this year and besides there are thirty odd candidates, some of whom are especially promising. So the prospects of a first-class team in the spring are good. It is the desire of the manager and all the team to have some good matches played in Cambridge this coming season and also to compete for a silver trophy, probably to be played for in the spring. This will be made possible, however, only by some support from the University.