Saturday, March 29, 2014

It is not the critic who counts



“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” 

~Theodore Roosevelt

It is not the critic that counts



“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” 

~Theodore Roosevelt

It is not the critic that counts



“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” 

~Theodore Roosevelt

Monday, March 24, 2014

Photos from UVA Men's Lacrosse vs. VMI ~ 24 March 2014 ~ by Peter Carey

Photos from UVA Men's Lacrosse vs. VMI ~ 24 March 2014 ~ by Peter Carey


















Photos from UVA Men's Lacrosse vs. VMI ~ 24 March 2014 ~ by Peter Carey

Photos from UVA Men's Lacrosse vs. VMI ~ 24 March 2014 ~ by Peter Carey


















UVA Men's Lacrosse: "Cavaliers roll Keydets as underclassmen shine"



Cavaliers roll Keydets as underclassmen shine

BY DREW GOODMAN | Daily Progress correspondent | Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 9:56 pm
All throughout the bitter cold of February and early March, the Virginia men’s lacrosse team kept a short rotation and did not substitute very often.
 
Head coach Dom Starsia had little choice, as UVa’s first three-games were each decided by one goal, forcing the Cavaliers to stick to the usual lineup for most of the young season.
 
Freshman Ryan Lukacovic was one of those underclassmen who stood anxiously by waiting for his opportunity to shine. Two days after netting two crucial fourth quarter goals in Virginia’s overtime win over John’s Hopkins, the Syosset, N.Y., native would once again grab the spotlight.
 
Lukacovic tied a game-high four goals and dished out five assists in UVa’s 21-3 throttling of in-state foe VMI on Monday at Klockner Stadium. 
 
With the score well in the Cavaliers’ favor after the first quarter, Lukacovic and multiple underclassmen were shifted into the forefront and picked up right where their counterparts left off.
 
After scoring back-to-back goals in the first frame, Lukacovic opened the scoring the in the second quarter thanks to a beautiful setup from fellow rookie Joe French. Lukacovic and French combined for eight goals and seven assists. Lukacovic, who scored the last two goals of regulation on Saturday, said that it was all about getting an opportunity.
 
“I was just waiting until the coaches gave me a shot,” Lukacovic said. “I just wanted to do what I could to make the team successful. They gave me a shot and I found myself in the right place to make some plays.”
 
Monday night’s triumph marked several personal bests and multiple career firsts for many young Cavaliers. Lukacovic and French recorded career highs in points, with nine and six points, respectively. AJ Fish, who scored his first and second career goals joined Lukacovic and French in the all-freshman attack lineup that was on display for most of the last three quarters. Starsia noted that it was beneficial for his young talent to get game experience heading into the stretch run of the season.  
 
“What we wanted was to be able to get some guys off the bench and onto the playing field in a game situation,” Starsia said. “I thought that when we started to substitute, we were able to keep the bar pretty high and our performance never really dropped off. So that was really good. We've played so many close games that we have not had the chance to substitute earlier in the year, so it was nice that we were able to get everyone in the game early for some good minutes."
 
James Pannell tallied a hat trick despite sitting on the bench for the bulk of the contest. Zach Wood netted three goals as well, including two in the second quarter.
 
Virginia has dominated the series with VMI, outscoring the Keydets by an average of 17.4 goals. Monday night’s clash was no different than any of the previous 20 meetings.
 
UVa scored early and often en route to its most decisive win of the 2014 season. The upperclassmen were not in for very long, but the veterans helped the Cavaliers assert themselves in the first quarter. Ryan Tucker cracked the scoreboard first, and Pannell then cashed in to give Virginia two goals before most fans had arrived at their seats.
 
“We just haven’t been that sharp so far this season and we needed this to be a good day for us overall,” Starsia said following the win. “Right from the get go, I thought we were very sharp. We were on the ground balls, and we were making the extra pass.” 
 
The Cavs outshot VMI 47-24 and doubled up the Keydets on ground balls as well.
 
Virginia will enter the heart of conference play, with all three traditional league foes lined up one after the other. The difficult stretch begins Sunday at Maryland. It will be Virginia’s final regular season ACC battle against the Terrapins.

UVA Men's Lacrosse: "Cavaliers roll Keydets as underclassmen shine"



Cavaliers roll Keydets as underclassmen shine

BY DREW GOODMAN | Daily Progress correspondent | Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 9:56 pm
All throughout the bitter cold of February and early March, the Virginia men’s lacrosse team kept a short rotation and did not substitute very often.
 
Head coach Dom Starsia had little choice, as UVa’s first three-games were each decided by one goal, forcing the Cavaliers to stick to the usual lineup for most of the young season.
 
Freshman Ryan Lukacovic was one of those underclassmen who stood anxiously by waiting for his opportunity to shine. Two days after netting two crucial fourth quarter goals in Virginia’s overtime win over John’s Hopkins, the Syosset, N.Y., native would once again grab the spotlight.
 
Lukacovic tied a game-high four goals and dished out five assists in UVa’s 21-3 throttling of in-state foe VMI on Monday at Klockner Stadium. 
 
With the score well in the Cavaliers’ favor after the first quarter, Lukacovic and multiple underclassmen were shifted into the forefront and picked up right where their counterparts left off.
 
After scoring back-to-back goals in the first frame, Lukacovic opened the scoring the in the second quarter thanks to a beautiful setup from fellow rookie Joe French. Lukacovic and French combined for eight goals and seven assists. Lukacovic, who scored the last two goals of regulation on Saturday, said that it was all about getting an opportunity.
 
“I was just waiting until the coaches gave me a shot,” Lukacovic said. “I just wanted to do what I could to make the team successful. They gave me a shot and I found myself in the right place to make some plays.”
 
Monday night’s triumph marked several personal bests and multiple career firsts for many young Cavaliers. Lukacovic and French recorded career highs in points, with nine and six points, respectively. AJ Fish, who scored his first and second career goals joined Lukacovic and French in the all-freshman attack lineup that was on display for most of the last three quarters. Starsia noted that it was beneficial for his young talent to get game experience heading into the stretch run of the season.  
 
“What we wanted was to be able to get some guys off the bench and onto the playing field in a game situation,” Starsia said. “I thought that when we started to substitute, we were able to keep the bar pretty high and our performance never really dropped off. So that was really good. We've played so many close games that we have not had the chance to substitute earlier in the year, so it was nice that we were able to get everyone in the game early for some good minutes."
 
James Pannell tallied a hat trick despite sitting on the bench for the bulk of the contest. Zach Wood netted three goals as well, including two in the second quarter.
 
Virginia has dominated the series with VMI, outscoring the Keydets by an average of 17.4 goals. Monday night’s clash was no different than any of the previous 20 meetings.
 
UVa scored early and often en route to its most decisive win of the 2014 season. The upperclassmen were not in for very long, but the veterans helped the Cavaliers assert themselves in the first quarter. Ryan Tucker cracked the scoreboard first, and Pannell then cashed in to give Virginia two goals before most fans had arrived at their seats.
 
“We just haven’t been that sharp so far this season and we needed this to be a good day for us overall,” Starsia said following the win. “Right from the get go, I thought we were very sharp. We were on the ground balls, and we were making the extra pass.” 
 
The Cavs outshot VMI 47-24 and doubled up the Keydets on ground balls as well.
 
Virginia will enter the heart of conference play, with all three traditional league foes lined up one after the other. The difficult stretch begins Sunday at Maryland. It will be Virginia’s final regular season ACC battle against the Terrapins.

UVA Men's Lacrosse vs. VMI - 24March2014