Written by Kate Gluckman
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2001


MEDFORD - Tufts University senior co-captain Dan Kollar (Middle Island, NY/ Longwood) broke the record for most goals in a career for the Jumbo men's lacrosse team by scoring his 135th goal against Colby this past Saturday (Apr. 13).

The previous mark of 134 was set by David Perry from 1993-1995. Kollar already owns the record for the most goals in a season with 49 duing last season and is about to grab the record for the most points in a career. Currently Kollar has 175 career points (136g, 39a) and the record stands at 183, also set by David Perry.

The record-setting goal came during the Jumbos' big 8-4 win against New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) rivals Colby College. Kollar came into the game with 133 goals under his belt and added one more with 4:36 left in the first quater to tie the game and the record at 1-1. The big bang came in the second quarter with barely two minutes left when Kollar scored the record-breaker to re-tie the game at 2-2. The Jumbos then took control and scored four unanswered goals in the third, with Kollar assisting one and tallying another goal.

From the beginning of his career at Tufts, Kollar has led the team in goals, improving his stats almost exponentially season by season. During his freshman year he posted 23 goals and seven assists for 30 points. He broke out in his sophomore year with34 goals and 12 assists for 46 points. As a junior he scored 49 goals and 14 assists for 63 points, breaking the record for most career goals of 45 set by David Perry in 1994. Currently Kollar has 30 goals for the 2001 season and six assists. Dan's brother, Chris, is a sophomore teammate on the Jumbo squad.

The Jumbos are having a good season with a 6-4 record. Currently ranked seventh in the conference with a 2-3 NESCAC record, Tufts is battling for one of the precious seven post-season spots. The NESCAC Playoffs begin on May 1.

The Jumbos face NESCAC rival Amherst next on April 18.