Saturday, July 25, 2020

MLL Hit by COVID-19

Breaking: MLL Records More COVID-19 Test, Teams Pull Out of Playoffs

(Photo Courtesy of Major League Lacrosse)

The Major League Lacrosse (MLL) playoffs were set to get underway on Saturday at 4 pm, but that will not be happening as two teams, Chesapeake Bayhawks and Connecticut Hammerheads, have pulled out of the playoffs following a total of four players testing positive for COVID-19, according to multiple sources. 

The Denver Outlaws and Boston Cannons will play for the MLL Championship on Sunday.

MLL announced earlier today that one player tested positive for COVID-19 last night and that they had conducted onsite testing of all players and staff. Those tests earlier today yielded three positives. According to multiple sources, the lone player who tested positive last night was a key member of the Chesapeake Bayhawks, who played against the Connecticut Hammerheads in their regular-season finale on Friday. 

Two teams, New York Lizards and Philadelphia Barrage, did not make the playoffs and had personnel leave the MLL bubble this morning. 

The MLL semifinals had been pushed back from 2 pm and 1 pm and 4 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to allow for the league to obtain the results of the onsite testing and make a decision on how they wanted to move forward. No. 1 seed Denver was set to face No. 4 seed Boston and No. 2 seed Chesapeake was set to play No. 3 seed Connecticut. Both games were set to be rematches of the final two regular-season games on Friday. 

Saturday, July 18, 2020

UVALax Family ~ Endless Summer

Endless Summer??

What a different time, and it continues.  The Endless Summer analogy is a stretch – right now it is hard to relate to a small group of surfers from the 1960s traveling around the world looking for the perfect ride.  But as I take a break from watching videos of summer events that have somehow found a way to happen, and wonder if tomorrow will be any different from today’s activities here at the house, that old movie permeates into my thoughts. 


Thank you to all of the alumni and alumnae who have shared their time and expertise into their careers with us.  We are wrapping up the Career/Sector project this week feeling more connected than ever with you.  Between these and the Rob Schmalz era-zoom calls, we have been able to learn a great deal while having a lot of fun at the same time.  Thank you!


We have two men who will be pursuing an advanced degree in the McIntire School of Commerce this upcoming school year.  Returner Jared Conners ’20 and transfer Charlie Bertrand begin their studies August 10th, two weeks prior to the undergraduate start of August 25th.  This is the first time in many years UVa lacrosse players have been able to pursue an M.S. in Commerce due to the mandatory May foreign travel component (Global Immersion Experience) that is typically in place.  For at least one year this requirement has been lifted, allowing Jared and Charlie access to this fantastic and highly-ranked graduate program.


The PLL and MLL are preparing to kickoff their seasons.  Virginia Lacrosse will be represented in the action with Adam Ghitelman ’11, Pat Harbeson ’14 and Zed Williams ’17 competing in the PLL out in Utah while Mark Cockerton ’14, Scott Hooper ’18, Michael Kraus ’20 and Justin Schwenk ’20 can be found in Annapolis playing with the MLL.


The Dead Period was extended again, now through the month of August.  What will September and the Fall semester look like in terms of recruiting?  Will visits by prospects and their families to Grounds be allowed?  It seems that the September 1 start date for contacts with the next recruiting class (2022) will remain in place.  Thus, we will most likely be making phone calls and sending texts and e-mails to recruits in September but what else?  Does a virtual tour do more than whet the appetite?  Do families jump in the car and drive down to Charlottesville, knowing they will not meet with anyone from our staff?  TBD…  

Wednesday, May 20, 2020




The addition of Adler makes Duke’s potential transfer class look even stronger.

Former Saint Joseph’s goalie Mike Adler, who entered the transfer portal on March 16, confirmed to US Lacrosse Magazine on Wednesday that he intends to transfer to Duke. Adler, who’s in the midst of an East Coast surfing road trip, will have two years of eligibility left after he redshirted his freshman season.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

2004 UVA vs. Drexel in Men's Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse 

UVa Men's Lacrosse Opens Season with 15-4 win over Drexel

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Feb. 21, 2004

Haverford, Pa.

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The University of Virginia men's lacrosse team opened the 2004 season this afternoon with a 15-4 win over Drexel in a game played before an overflow crowd of 2500 at the Haverford School. The win is the Cavaliers' 11th in a row, their longest since a 13-game streak four years ago.

Virginia was remarkably balanced offensively with 11 different players notching goals. Kyle DixonNathan KenneyTed Lamade and Matt Ward led the way with two apiece. Dixon and Ward both added assists to share scoring honors with John Christmas (1g, 2a).

The Dragons controlled the ball for most of the game's first four minutes but were unable to squeeze off a shot. A turnover by middie Yoni Cohen gave the Cavaliers their first significant possession and they quickly capitalized as John Christmas beat goalie Ryan Harney from the left side at 10:09. The shot was just Virginia's second of the game. Senior Justin Mullen scored on UVa's next attempt less than a minute later.

Middie Ted Lamade, seeing his first significant action in two years, scored his first goal since 2001 at the 6:41 mark of the first quarter to push the lead to 3-0. By this time Drexel hadn't even taken a shot. Matt Ward tallied with just over four minutes to play in the opening quarter for a 4-0 UVa lead.

Sophomore Jesse Rumble got Drexel on the board early in the second quarter with the first of his two goals. Rumble's goal was the Dragons' lone goal of the first 46 minutes of the game.

The Cavaliers rattled off the next seven goals to build an 11-1 lead going into the fourth quarter. Virginia goalie Tillman Johnson was replaced by Ryan Thompson shortly after giving up a goal to Sean Moloney early in the final quarter. Johnson finished with seven saves. Thompson allowed two goals, including one EMO goal, before giving way to freshman Kip Turner for the final six minutes. Turner stopped two shots.

UVa outshot Drexel 46-29 and was outstanding in transition with 25 successful clears in 27 attempts.

The Cavaliers head west next weekend for their next action. They face Air Force at 1 PM (EST) Saturday and Denver at 3:30 PM (EST) Sunday. Both games will be played at the University of Denver.

Virginia 4-4-3-4--15
Drexel 0-1-0-3--4

Shots: UVA--46, DU--29
Clearing: UVA--25 of 27, DU--18 of 23
Faceoffs: UVA--11, DU--12
Ground Balls: UVA--52, DU--46
Penalites: UVA--3-3:00, DU--2-1:30
Extra-man scoring: UVA--1 of 2, DU--1 of 3
Goalie summary: UVA--Tillman Johnson-47 mins, 7 saves, 2 goals allowed; Ryan Thompson-7 minutes, 1 save, 2 goals ; Kip Turner-6 minutes, 2 saves, 0 goals.
DU--Ryan Harney--49 mins, 15 saves, 13 goals allowed; Will Melton-11 minutes, 1 save, 2 goals. Virginia scoring (G-A)-- Kyle Dixon 2-1, Matt Ward 2-1, Nathan Kenney 2-0, Ted Lamade 2-0, John Christmas 1-2, Joe Yevoli 1-1, Mike Abbott 1-0, Newton Gentry 1-0, Hunter Kass 1-0, Justin Mullen 1-0, Matt Poskay 1-0.
Drexel scoring (G-A)-- Jesse Rumble 2-0, Sean Moloney 1-1, Yoni Cohen 1-0, Mike Fillippone 0-1, Joe Fiore 0-1.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Check out Jamie Munro's "A Lacrosse Weekend"

Check out Jamie Munro's  "A Lacrosse Weekend,"  his weekly compilation of thoughts, ideas, stories, myths, truths, about the great game of lacrosse.

I think you will love this week's blog, full of analysis, pictures and videos!  Click here to read my blog!
  • Podcast with Duke Assistant Coach Ron Caputo
  • Podcast with Bucknell Head Coach Frank Fedorjaka
  • Inside the 8 Podcast with Brown Head Coach Keely McDonald
  • A video with Frank breaking down his philosophy on Riding
  • Video breakdown on How Penn State and Grant Ament use the goal as 7th offensive player!
  • JM3 Athlete Program
Have a great weekend!

1989 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship Game

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Jamie Munro's "A Lacrosse Weekend"

Jamie Munro's "A Lacrosse Weekend"

Welcome to "A Lacrosse Weekend" my weekly compilation of thoughts, ideas, stories, myths, truths, about the great game of lacrosse. I hope you enjoy it!
This week:
  • Penn State Head Coach Jeff Tambroni Podcast
  • Mercer Head Coach, Kyle Hannan Podcast
  • Inside the 8 Podcast with Loyola Assistant Dana Dobbie
  • Isolated Skills Training Slows Down Development
  • The JM3 Backyard Curriculum
  • The JM3 Athlete model
  • A Video Analysis of UVA All-American Michael Kraus
Have a great weekend!