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Team History

On October 25, 2004, sports fans and lacrosse enthusiasts in the Twin Cities were introduced to the Minnesota Swarm. Minnesota Swarm General Manager Marty O’Neill, Head Coach Mike Simpson and players Neil Doddridge and Ray Guze joined local youth lacrosse players shooting balls into a lacrosse net on the Xcel Energy Center turf to help unveil the new team name, logo and colors on the arena’s scoreboard during a special ceremony.

The primary Swarm logo depicts a swarming motion while highlighting an ambiguous insect, all in the form of the letter “S”. The electrifying gold, and bold, dominant blue in the logo and the jersey, bring to life the fast-paced, physical play of lacrosse. The secondary logo brings another character to life, with the hint of a lacrosse stick to tie back to the sport. The official team colors are Minnesota Royal Blue, Electric Gold and Minnesota Swarm Silver.

The Minnesota Swarm name and logo development sought to build a connection to Minnesota sports fans by tapping into the adrenaline-fueled nature of this high-scoring sport, while at the same time recognizing that it would be an edgy new addition to the local sports scene. After sifting through hundreds of names, and getting fan feedback via the Internet, there was one that quickly rose to the top - The Minnesota Swarm - incorporating the idea of coming together in an ultra-energetic way.

In 2008, a new chapter in Swarm lacrosse began as the team's original owners, the Minnesota Sports & Entertainment (MSE), sold the franchise to John J. Arlotta and Andy Arlotta.

Regular Season Year-By-Year

YEAR W L PCT GF GA HOME AWAY OT COACH DIVISION RANK
2005 5 11 .312 188 231 2-6 3-5 1-1 Mike Simpson 5th (East)
2006* 8 8 .500 158 171 3-5 5-3 1-0 Adam Mueller 3rd (East)
2007* 9 7 .562 200 207 4-4 5-3 0-0 Duane Jacobs 3rd (East)
2008* 10 6 .625 199 196 6-2 4-4 4-0 Duane Jacobs 2nd (East)
2009 6 10 .375 174 198 2-6 4-4 0-0 Duane Jacobs 5th (West)
2010* 5 11 .312 189 201 3-5 2-6 0-4 Mike Lines 4th (West)
2011* 8 8 .500 187 180 5-3 3-5 2-2 Mike Lines 2nd (West)
2012* 9 7 .563 202 190 6-2 3-5 1-1 Mike Lines (3-3)/Joe Sullivan (6-4) 3rd (West)
2013* 7 9 .438 219 202 5-3 2-6 1-0 Joe Sullivan 5th (West)
2014 4 14 .222 180 219 2-7 2-7 1-2 Joe Sullivan 5th (East)
TOTALS 71 91 .438 1,896 1,995 38-43 32-48 11-10
*Made Playoffs

Playoff History

YEAR AWAY HOME ROUND ALL-TIME
2006 #3 Minnesota 10 #2 BUFFALO 11 East Division Semifinal 0-1
2007 #3 Minnesota 8 #2 BUFFALO 14 East Division Semifinal 0-2
2008 #3 NEW YORK 11 #2 Minnesota 8 East Division Semifinal 0-3
2010 #4 Minnesota 10 #1 WASHINGTON 14 West Division Semifinal 0-4
2011 #3 WASHINGTON 14 #2 Minnesota 8 West Division Semifinal 0-5
2012 #3 MINNESOTA 14 #2 Colorado 10 West Division Semifinal 1-5
2012 #4 EDMONTON 15 #3 Minnesota 3 West Division Finals 1-6
2013 #4 MINNESOTA 20 #1 Toronto 11 East Division Semifinal 2-6
2013 #4 Minnesota 10 #2 ROCHESTER 12 East Division Finals 2-7