Daily Archives: April 15, 2009

Best Of Men’s College Lacrosse (Video): Bucknell Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Lehigh 18-10 On April 11; Bucknell Defenseman Tom Izard Scores Incredible 72 Yard Goal


Perry Menzies (Upperco, Md./Hereford) and Mike Danylyshyn (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) scored four goals apiece to lead No. 19 Bucknell to an 18-10 win over Lehigh Saturday night at chilly Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. With the win, the Bison improved to 5-0 in the Patriot League (7-6 overall) and will now face fellow unbeaten Colgate next Saturday with home field advantage for the Patriot League Tournament on the line.

Bucknell’s offense was in top form in this one, racking up 18 goals on 39 shots. The Bison scored in a variety of ways, ranging from several shots in close, to Menzies’ four rockets from outside, to defenseman Tom Izard (West Hartford, Conn./Hotchkiss) firing in his first career goal from 72 yards away against Lehigh’s 10-man ride.

In addition to the four-goal games from Menzies and Danylyshyn – Menzies equaled his career high while Danylyshyn established his — Tim Brandau (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh) tallied three goals and Austin Winter (Boonton Twp., N.J./Mountain Lakes) had two goals and four assists. Faceoff man and short-stick defensive middie Jake Clarke (Cos Cob, Conn./Greenwich) also registered his first career goal.

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California High School Lacrosse Profile: St. Ignatius Lacrosse Attacker Rob Emery Is Rated As Third-Best Recruit In Nation And California’s Best


At 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, Emery has the rangy physique that allows him to look over defenses, get off a shot and find the open man. He also possesses great hands to go with the creativity and the speed (he's the fastest player on his team) necessary to play a the highest level.

At 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, Emery has the rangy physique that allows him to look over defenses, get off a shot and find the open man. He also possesses great hands to go with the creativity and the speed (he's the fastest player on his team) necessary to play a the highest level.

St. Ignatius junior Rob Emery is the best high school lacrosse prospect in California, which is akin to being dubbed the best young baseball player in Russia or the most talented rising golfer in Iceland.

But Emery is not merely a standout player in California. He is regarded as the third-best recruit in the nation in the class of 2010 by Inside Lacrosse Magazine. In February, he verbally committed to Virginia, arguably the top program in the country.

“He’s the type of player who could play any sport in college,” first-year St. Ignatius coach Chris Packard said. “He’s too big, too fast and too tall.”

On a fateful spring day five years ago, Emery picked up a lacrosse stick for the first time at the urging of three classmates at the Town School in Pacific Heights. Baseball always had been his favorite sport, but that quickly changed.

“I fell in love right away,” Emery said.

At 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, Emery has the rangy physique that allows him to look over defenses, get off a shot and find the open man. He also possesses great hands to go with the creativity and the speed (he’s the fastest player on his team) necessary to play a the highest level.

Emery is the last person to take credit for his perch atop the ever-growing California lacrosse community, though. He points to the coaching he received at Town, the athleticism he inherited from his sporty parents and the recommendation Packard – a former Cornell player – provided to get him an invitation to last summer’s exclusive Nike Blue Chip Camp in Maryland. It was there that the West Coast kid left his imprint on discerning eyes.

Emery played seven games in two days in front of 50 head coaches and made the all-star team.

“He lit it up,” Packard said.

“He’s a special kind of athlete and I don’t think he understands yet how good he’s going to be.”

According to Inside Lacrosse associate editor Geoff Shannon, the buzz from coaches around Emery was significant.

“From our perspective, he had the athleticism,” Shannon said. “His ability to run the full field is important and his shot on the run – he demonstrated that early.”

Emery, the starting quarterback on St. Ignatius’ football team, has to play both offense and defense as a midfielder. He can be the point man on an attack and then retreat to play defense, like Bruce Bowen with a stick. Emery shuffles his feet quickly and doesn’t allow opponents a moment to create a play.

On a recent rainy afternoon in the Sunset District, Emery didn’t score a goal as St. Ignatius – the top team in Northern California – cruised to an 18-2 victory over Bishop O’Dowd. His effect on the game was subtle.

“The position of midfield doesn’t allow you to fill up a scorebook like attack does” Packard said.

Division I college recruits like Billy Mattimore (Lehigh), Carlton Fischer (Bucknell) and Will Fredericks (Loyola-Baltimore) find the net for the Wildcats while Emery plays his version of point guard – albeit a LeBron James style.

“Being able to run up and down the field allows me to be on the field longer and help the team in a lot of ways,” Emery said. “Whether that’s on a ground ball, a push in transition or settling things down if we need to. The little things are what I like to do best.”

And the little things are helping a late-bloomer spread the word that California lacrosse is no longer golf in Iceland or baseball in Russia.

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University Of Denver Women’s Lacrosse Attack Steph Coyne Named Co-Player Of The Week And Now Ranks 2nd All-Time In Points For Pioneers


Senior Steph Coyne (Baltimore, Md.) was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Co-Player of the Week sharing the title with Maris Perlman of Stanford, the MPSF announced.
Senior Steph Coyne (Baltimore, Md.) was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Co-Player of the Week sharing the title with Maris Perlman of Stanford, the MPSF announced.

2009 MPSF PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Week Student-Athlete, School

April 13 Maris Perlman, Stanford

April 13 Steph Coyne, Denver

April 6 Anna Poponyak, Oregon

April 6 Sam Price, California

March 30 Sarah Flynn, Stanford

March 30 Megan Carver, Denver

March 23 Ali Flury, Denver

March 16 Iisa van den Berg, Oregon

March 9 Lauren Schmidt, Stanford

March 9 Alex Tickner, California

March 2 Alex Tickner, California

Feb. 23 Gina Hoffmire, UC Davis

Feb. 23 Lauren Schmidt, Stanford

Feb. 16 Annie Read, Stanford

Feb. 9 Dana Lindsay, Stanford

Feb. 9 Sam Price, California

Coyne recorded 17 points on seven goals and 10 assists in three MPSF games last week. Coyne scored the first goal of the game at 29:11 and tallied a total of four assists against Stanford on April 10. Coyne went on to score a season-high nine points off five goals and four assists, as the Pioneers stormed past UC Davis 18-5 on April 12.

In DU’s game against Fresno State on April 13, Coyne netted a goal and dished out two assists, as Denver won 18-1. Coyne leads the MPSF and is 12th in the nation with a total of 26 assists. She moved into second on DU’s all-time points list (240). She is 10th on the NCAA career assist list (128) and third among active players. The honor marked Coyne’s fourth career MPSF Player of the Week recognition and the third for a DU player this season.

The Pioneers enjoy a week off before heading to the MPSF Tournament in Stanford, Calif., on April 23-26.

 

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California High School Lacrosse Scores For April 14


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High School Boys

CA Acalanes 21, Dougherty Valley 0
CA Birmingham 4, Huntington Park 2
CA El Capitan 10, Montgomery 4
CA El Dorado 10, San Juan Hills 0
CA El Toro 17, Trabuco Hills 3
CA Foothill-Santa Ana 16, Huntington Beach 6
CA Jesuit-Sacramento 15, Bella Vista 9
CA Laguna Hills 5, Sage Hill 4
CA Las Lomas 9, Miramonte 8
CA Lick-Wilmerding 11, Urban School 0
CA Los Gatos 13, Carmel 9
CA Menlo-Atherton 10, Scotts Valley 9
CA Mira Costa 11, Beverly Hills 4
CA Mission Viejo 4, Capistrano Valley 3
CA Oak Ridge 8, Granite Bay 6
CA Palos Verdes 9, Peninsula 3
CA Patrick Henry 8, La Jolla HS 7
CA Rancho Bernardo 15, Temecula Great Oak 5
CA Redondo Union 9, Chadwick School 6
CA San Clemente 16, Aliso Niguel 5
CA Serra 8, Helix Charter 6

High School Girls

CA Acalanes 18, Dougherty Valley 6
CA Amador Valley 8, Poway 7 (OT)
CA Beckman 18, El Toro 11
CA Burlingame 12, University HS, SF 7
CA Helix Charter 14, Serra 8
CA La Costa Canyon 9, Coronado 5
CA Menlo School 17, Pioneer, CA 10
CA Miramonte 11, Las Lomas 6
CA Newport Harbor 12, La Canada 6
CA Palisades Charter 14, Brentwood School, CA 0
CA Patrick Henry, CA 9, La Jolla HS 7
CA Santa Catalina 21, Harker 5
CA Stevenson School, CA 14, Gunn 7

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