Saturday, February 28, 2015

Lacrosse on TV and streaming online today and tomorrow!

Saturday, Feb. 28

College Men
11 a.m. - Robert Morris at High Point | Big South Network
12 p.m. - Fairfield at Stony Brook | America East TV
12 p.m. - Harvard at Duke | ESPN3/WatchESPN
1 p.m. - Florida Southern at Limestone | Limestone Athletics
1 p.m. - Colgate at Bucknell | Patriot League Network
1 p.m. - Manhattan at Hartford | America East TV
1 p.m. - Hobart at Binghamton | America East TV
1 p.m. - Princeton at Johns Hopkins | ESPN3/WatchESPN
1 p.m. - Dartmouth at Notre Dame | ESPN3/WatchESPN
2 p.m. - Lehigh at Loyola | Patriot League Network
3 p.m. - Navy at Holy Cross | Patriot League Network
College Women
12 p.m. - William and Mary at Navy | Patriot League Network
1 p.m. - Fairfield at Lehigh | Patriot League Network
1 p.m. - Maryland at Hofstra | Hofstra Athletics
1 p.m. - Louisville at Denver | Altitude TV
1 p.m. - Rutgers at Delaware | Delaware Athletics
1 p.m. - Manhattan at Bryant | NEC Front Row 
5 p.m - James Madison at Loyola | Patriot League Network
7:30 p.m. - Colorado Mammoth at Buffalo Bandits | 

Sunday, March 1

College Men
10 a.m. - Princeton vs. Johns Hopkins | ESPNU (replay)
12 p.m. - Virginia at Syracuse | ESPNU | ESPN3/WatchESPN
5 p.m. - Providence at Duke | ESPN3/WatchESPN
College Women
12 p.m. - Brown at Central Connecticut | NEC Front Row 
12 p.m. - Notre Dame at Duke | ESPN3/WatchESPN
1 p.m. - Johns Hopkins at American | Patriot League Network 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tewaaraton Award, Presented by Under Armour, Announces Men’s and Women’s Watch Lists

Tewaaraton Award, Presented by Under Armour, Announces Men’s and Women’s Watch Lists

NEW YORK, February 26 – The Tewaaraton Foundation has announced the 2015 Tewaaraton Award men’s and women’s watch lists. The lists include the top players across all three divisions of NCAA lacrosse and highlight the early contenders for the 2015 Tewaaraton Award, presented by Under Armour.
Among 2015 watch lists returnees are five former finalists. Four of the five 2014 women’s finalists return to the watch list, including Megan Douty (Maryland), Shannon Gilroy (Florida), Kayla Treanor (Syracuse) and 2014 winner Taylor Cummings (Maryland). Last year’s co-winner, Lyle Thompson (Albany), returns on the men’s side.
“The national reach of quality players is evident in this list, with players from all regions of the country, along with a strong group of five former winners and finalists,” said Jeff Harvey, chairman of The Tewaaraton Foundation. “As the season unfolds, we are excited for another deserving group of Tewaaraton Award candidates to emerge and we look forward to welcoming them to Washington, DC in May.”
The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. The selection committees are made up of premier collegiate coaches and are appointed annually by The Tewaaraton Foundation.
The 50 men’s and 50 women’s watch list candidates, with position, school, and graduation year noted:
Cole Bailey, Tufts - Sr., A
Wesley Berg, Denver - Sr., A
Jimmy Bitter, North Carolina - Sr., A
Ryan Brown, Johns Hopkins - Jr., A
Connor Buczek, Cornell - Sr., M
Connor Cannizzaro, Denver - So.., A
Deemer Class, Duke - Jr., M
David Dickson, Bucknell - Sr., M
Dylan Donahue, Syracuse - Jr., A
Matt Donovan, Cornell - Sr., M
Devin Dwyer, Harvard - Jr., A
Jake Froccaro, Princeton - Jr., M
Conor Gately, Marquette - Jr., A
John Glesener, Army - Sr., A
Andrew Hodgson, Towson - Sr., M
Ryan Izzo, Massachusetts - Sr., M
Stephen Jahelka, Harvard - Jr., D
Myles Jones, Duke - Jr., M
Matt Kavanagh, Notre Dame - Jr., A
Jesse King, Ohio State - Sr., M
Matt Landis, Notre Dame - Jr., D
Sam Llinares, Hofstra - Jr., A
Dan Lomas, High Point - Jr., A
Alex Love, Hobart - Sr., A
Mike MacDonald, Princeton - Sr., A
Kevin Massa, Bryant - Sr., FO
Brandon Mullins, Syracuse - Jr., D
Joe Nardella, Rutgers - Sr., M
Jack Near, Notre Dame - Sr., M
Conrad Oberbeck, Yale - Sr., A
James Pannell, Virginia - Jr., A
Michael Pellegrino, Johns Hopkins - Sr., LSM
Sergio Perkovic, Notre Dame - So., M
Matt Poillon, Lehigh - Sr., G
Nikko Pontrello, Loyola - Sr., A
Charlie Raffa, Maryland - Sr., FO
Kevin Rice, Syracuse - Sr., A
Challen Rogers, Stony Brook - Jr., A
Joey Sankey, North Carolina - Sr., A
Nick Saputo, Drexel - Sr., M
Sam Somers, Army - Sr., G
Randy Staats, Syracuse - Sr., A
Wells Stanwick, Johns Hopkins - Sr., A
Dan Taylor, Lehigh - Sr., A
Lyle Thompson, Albany - Sr., A
Ryan Tucker, Virginia - Sr., M
Chad Tutton, North Carolina - Sr., M
Gunner Waldt, Bryant - Jr., G
Ryan Walsh, Colgate - Sr., A
Zed Williams, Virginia - So., M
Bethany Baer, Salisbury - Sr., M
Nora Berry, Florida - Sr., M
Bridget Bianco, Northwestern - Sr., G
Casey Bocklet, Virginia - Sr., A
Kathleen Chase, Ohio State - Sr., A
Jackie Cifarelli, Ohio State - Sr., A
Brittney Coppa, North Carolina - Sr., M
Taylor Cummings, Maryland - Jr., M
Madison Cyr, Penn State - Jr., M
Tori DeScenza, Ohio State - Sr., G
Dene DiMartino, Johns Hopkins - Jr., M
Kelsea Donnelly, Towson - Sr., G
Megan Douty, Maryland - Sr., D
Hannah Farr, Stanford - Sr., M
Lucy Ferguson, Penn - Sr., G
Stephanie Finley, James Madison - Sr., A
Cortney Fortunato, Notre Dame - So., A
Alexa Froccaro, Adelphi - Sr., M
Erica Geremia, Le Moyne - Jr., A
Shannon Gilroy, Florida - Sr., M
Brooke Griffin, Maryland - Sr., A
Hannah Hook, Denver - Sr., G
Maddy Lesher, Loyola - Jr., D
Meg Markham, Penn - Sr., D
Kerrin Maurer, Duke - Sr., A
Maggie McCormick, Penn State - Sr., A
Erin McMunn, Princeton - Sr., A
Kelly McPartland, Maryland - Sr., M
Alice Mercer, Maryland - Jr., D
Aly Messinger, North Carolina - Jr., A
Kaylin Morissette, Louisville - Jr., M
Kara Mupo, Northwestern - Sr., A
Jessica Pandolf, Lock Haven - Sr., M
Laurel Pascal, Middlebury - Jr., M
Andi Raymond, Towson - Sr., A
Jill Remenapp, Denver - Sr., A
Mikaela Rix, Boston College - Sr., M
Michelle Rubino, Stony Brook - Sr., M
Erin Slifer, Princeton - Sr., M
Covie Stanwick, Boston College - Sr., A
Morgan Stephens, Virginia - Sr., D
Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame - Sr., D
Courtney Swan, Virginia - Sr., A
Annie Thomas, Loyola - Sr., A
Lindsay Toppe, Cornell - Sr., A
Kayla Treanor, Syracuse - Jr., A
Taylor Trimble, Duke - Sr., M
Taryn VanThof, Loyola - Sr., M
Courtney Waite, North Carolina - Sr., D
Caylee Waters, North Carolina – So., G
Players not named to the initial list have several opportunities to play their way into a spot as the season progresses. Watch lists additions, if applicable, will be announced on March 19 and April 9. On April 23, the field will be narrowed to 25 men’s and 25 women’s nominees. Nominees can be players on the watch lists or players not on the watch lists, effectively allowing for a third round of additions. Five men’s and five women’s finalists will be announced on May 7 and invited to the ceremony. The Tewaaraton Award Ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C., on May 28, 2015, at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.
For more information on the Tewaaraton Award or to attend these exciting events, visit Like and follow The Tewaaraton Foundation at, and
About The Tewaaraton Foundation
The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States. The Award symbolizes lacrosse’s centuries-old roots in Native American heritage and is endorsed by the Mohawk Nation Council of Elders and US Lacrosse. The Tewaaraton Foundation is a non-profit that defines the mission and upholds the integrity of The Tewaaraton Award. Each year, the Tewaaraton Award celebrates one of the six tribal nations of the Iroquois Confederacy – the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora – and presents two scholarships to students of Native American descent. To learn more about The Tewaaraton Foundation, visit
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Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand's innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company's website at
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Posted on February 26, 2015 by Justin Silberman
PNC Bank and Corrigan Sports Enterprises are continuing their effort to bring some of the top lacrosse teams from around the Mid-Atlantic region together to broaden the sport's roots.
Corrigan Sports Enterprises, a sports marketing and event management firm in Elkridge, Md., will partner with PNC for the second annual PNC Lacrosse Invitational. The two-game showcase will again be held at Loyola University's Ridley Athletic Complex at 6:30 p.m. March 28 and pits local powerhouses St. Paul's School versus Georgetown Prep and McDonogh against Episcopal Academy (Pa.).  
Perennial Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference powers McDonogh and St. Paul's return after playing during the inaugural event, while two-time defending Washington-based Interscholastic Athletic Conference champion Georgetown Prep and Pennsylvania-based IAC member Episcopal Academy make their debuts.
"Putting together events like this is a jigsaw puzzle," Corrigan Sports Enterprises event manager Andy Bilello said. "You have to find the right date that works for a good venue, like Loyola University. Then, based on that, you're also trying to figure out who are the good teams, who has games on certain dates and finding out if those dates correspond to the dates you can get at the stadium.
"In this particular case with the PNC Invitational, PNC is really interested in showcasing teams from the markets they have business in. They want teams from Baltimore, Philadelphia and D.C., so that adds to the mix of matchups we're trying to find."  

read the rest HERE 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Man Up - Extra Man Offense (EMO)

Man Up Explained
Wheel plays, Man-Up Rotation and Zone

Man Up Looks
A Series of man-up looks on YouTube

6 Rules for Defending in a Numbers-Down Transition Situation

6 Rules for Defending in a Numbers-Down Transition Situation
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By Lane Errington |  @Lane_Errington
6 Rules for Defending in a Numbers-Down Transition Situation
Kevin P. Tucker
This post is adapted from the US Lacrosse Coaching Education Program Level 1 Men’s instructional clinic workbook. Register now for one of 20 upcoming Level 1 men's clinics in 17 states between today and April 4.
If the offensive team is on a fast break, a defender’s objective is to stall for time (thereby slowing the break down) and try to cover one or multiple offensive players while his teammates recover to help him.
Here are six general rules of thumb to help your defenders make smart decisions in a numbers-down transition situation.

1. Get in the hole

“The hole” is the critical scoring area in front of the goal, similar to the basketball concept of getting back in the paint.

2. Maintain proper defensive position

The defender guarding the ball carrier should stand with his back to the goal in an open stance, with one foot pointing to the player with the ball and the other foot pointing to the player without the ball. This creates a triangle with the defender, ball and other offensive player.

3. Use quick footwork

Forcing the offense to make several passes allows time for teammates to recover and help play defense.

Read the rest HERE at US Lacrosse - LaxMagazine

Monday, February 23, 2015

Ryan Boyle on Early Recruiting Realities: Poaching, Reversals, More Trends - Must Read!!

Early Recruiting Realities: Poaching, Reversals, More Trends

 February 23, 2015    2329 Views
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By Ryan Boyle |  @TrilogyLacrosse
Early Recruiting Realities: Poaching, Reversals, More Trends
Joe Koshollek
Despite widespread objection, early recruiting is the new norm in college lacrosse.
College coaches can’t help themselves, nor do they seem willing to police themselves. The NCAA, meanwhile, wants to deregulate the process, giving coaches even more latitude to communicate with prospects through text messages and social media.
The natural byproducts of early recruiting affect both sides of the courtship. Players will be targeted at a younger age, more will change their mind, and coaches will start to poach players from their colleagues.
A closer look at these externalities:

1. The courtship will start (even) earlier.

How do college coaches even know about so-called rising freshmen? They evaluate these players at recruiting events and communicate directly with their club coaches.
In some cases, the coaches contact them before they even reach high school. Since NCAA recruiting regulations apply only to high school athletes, coaches take advantage of this loophole.
Look for more recruiting events catering to eighth-graders so they can get on the radar prior to high school and more instances of college coaches contacting players directly to express their interest before they get to high school.

2. Prospects will be more fickle.

Most teenagers barely know what they want for dinner, let alone what they want out of their college experience. But if they’re good enough at lacrosse, college coaches may pressure them to commit early, leading to ill-advised choices and more frequent reversals of decisions.
Reuben Foster might be the most infamous flip-flopper. He plays football at Alabama, but has a tattoo of the Auburn logo on his right arm. Foster committed to Alabama in July 2011, switched to Auburn in July 2012, got the tattoo, decommitted from Auburn after the coaching staff was fired, and then signed with Alabama.
Two notable lacrosse prospects reversed course in the fall. Smithtown East (N.Y.) senior Brian Willetts, who initially committed to North Carolina, signed instead with Notre Dame. Boys’ Latin (Md.) senior Devin Shewell shifted his commitment from John Hopkins to Syracuse. Their initial decisions came during the intensely pressurized and scrutinized early commitment process. As they matured during high school, their priorities shifted.
Expect more players to have second thoughts — and act on them — as a result of early recruiting.

3. An end to the gentlemen’s agreement.

More frequent decommitments will create unexpected openings within recruiting classes previously considered closed.
Scott Ratliff, now a long-stick midfielder for the MLL’s Boston Cannons, originally committed to Navy. But in spring of his senior year at Walton (Ga.) High, a position suddenly emerged at Loyola due to academic issues with a committed player. Loyola came calling, Ratliff jumped at the opportunity and won an NCAA championship with the Greyhounds.
Until recently, coaches rarely approached committed players. Early recruiting has compromised that tradition.
This will continue, especially at colleges with higher academic standards, where coaches cannot recruit a player until he knows if the prospect has the grades and test scores to qualify. At that point, even if the player already has committed to a school, the coach would be foolish not to let him know he’s interested. Furthermore, if a prospect has an opportunity to upgrade to an academically superior college, shouldn’t he be entitled to do so?
Read the entire article HERE - at LaxMagazine 

More great lacrosse going on here in Tampa at Berkeley Preparatory School

Nike/LM Rankings: Upset Snow Day Shakes Things Up

Nike/LM Rankings: Upset Snow Day Shakes Things Up

by Lacrosse Magazine Staff | | Twitter
The top six remain the same, in composition and order, as last week. But several upsets on a snowy Saturday of Division I men's lacrosse shook up the rest of the Nike/Lacrosse Magazine Top 20.
The Nike/LM Top 20 will be updated each Monday throughout the season and is determined by the staff of Lacrosse Magazine.
Last Week
W, Furman 10-5; Air Force 16-6
2/27 at North Carolina
W, Army 12-9
3/1 vs. Virginia
Notre Dame2-0
W, Michigan 17-8
2/28 vs. Dartmouth
2/28 vs. Harvard
North Carolina4-0
W, Johns Hopkins 13-11
2/27 vs. Denver
W, Rutgers 14-5
3/1 at Syracuse
W, Hobart 16-8
2/24 vs. Binghamton, 2/28 vs. Albany
W, Maryland 10-6
2/28 vs. Bryant
Johns Hopkins2-2
L, North Carolina 13-11
2/28 vs. Princeton
W, Drexel 15-8
2/28 vs. Cornell
W, St. Joseph's 11-10 OT
2/24 at Bryant, 2/28 at Penn St.
W, UMass 14-13
2/28 at Duke
Loyola (Md.)2-2
L, Holy Cross 13-12; W, Towson 15-11
2/28 vs. Lehigh
L, Yale 10-6
2/24 vs. Penn, 2/28 vs. Drexel
L, Syracuse 12-9
2/28 vs. Lafayette
W, Richmond 11-10 OT
2/27 vs. Detroit
Holy Cross2-0
W, Loyola 13-12
2/28 vs. Navy
W, Georgetown 9-6; L, Loyola 15-11
2/27 at Mt. St. Mary's
W, Penn St. 11-7
2/24 at Drexel
W, Lafayette 12-10
2/28 at Bucknell
Also Considered (alphabetical order): Drexel, Fairfield, Lehigh, Penn St., Princeton, UMass, Richmond