Monthly Archives: November 2009

College Men’s Lacrosse: “Inside Lacrosse” NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Rankings Have Duke, Syracuse And Virginia As Top 3 With Denver Men’s Lacrosse Ranked #17


1 – Duke

2009 Record: 15-4
2009 Goals Per Game: 11.74
2009 Goals Against Average: 8.42
The Skinny: A talent-laden team in each of the past few years, the Blue Devils have a great 1-2 punch at attack with Ned Crotty and Max Quinzani. Can 2010 be the year they finally get over the hump?

2 – Syracuse

2009 Record: 16-2
2009 GPG: 12.94
2009 GAA: 7.39
The Skinny: Lost plenty of leadership from last year’s NCAA Championship squad, but everybody said the same thing after ’08. With Cody Jamieson, Stephen Keogh, Joel White and some talented newcomers, ’Cuse has a shot at the three-peat.

3 – Virginia

2009 Record: 15-3
2009 GPG: 13.00
2009 GAA: 8.56
The Skinny: If championships are won at the midfield, the Cavaliers are in good shape, since they return Shamel Bratton and Brian Carroll to lead the most talented and experienced group in the country. The ’Hoos have question marks at attack and in net.

4 – North Carolina

2009 Record: 12-6
2009 GPG: 12.50
2009 GAA: 9.06
The Skinny: The first year under alum Joe Breschi was an unqualified success, with an NCAA Quarterfinals appearance and a bumper recruiting season. How will his sophomore year go with Billy Bitter and Co. in a loaded ACC?

5 – Cornell

2009 Record: 13-4
2009 GPG: 12.18
2009 GAA: 8.41
The Skinny: The Big Red’s run fell agonizingly short last year, and though they graduated some significant talent, coach Jeff Tambroni has a knack for reloading. Rob Pannell and Ryan Hurley are good building blocks at attack.

6 – Johns Hopkins

2009 Record: 10-5
2009 GPG: 11.53
2009 GAA: 10.33
The Skinny: For 38 straight years, the Blue Jays have made the NCAA Tournament, but a near-upset by Brown in the first round and rout at the hands of Virginia in the ’09 Quarterfinals were a step back for a squad that made the Final Four six of the previous seven years and won two titles.

7 – Maryland

2009 Record: 10-7
2009 GPG: 10.00
2009 GAA: 7.71
The Skinny: The Terps lost a lot at midfield, but return nearly all of their attack and defense. With size all over the field, they’ll resemble Maryland teams of old as they look to silence the doubters in a high-pressure year.

8 – Princeton

2009 Record: 13-3
2009 GPG: 11.10
2009 GAA: 7.60
The Skinny: Season One of the Chris Bates era begins in New Jersey, but Bill Tierney left a pretty full cupboard when he exited for Denver. Young stars Jack McBride, Chad Wiedmaier and Tyler Fiorito have the Tigers looking at another NCAA run.

9 – Notre Dame

2009 Record: 15-1
2009 GPG: 11.00
2009 GAA: 6.19
The Skinny: The Fighting Irish led the nation in defense last year and the word from South Bend is this year’s group may be better. Middie Grant Krebs leads an offense that has to adjust to life without Ryan Hoff.

10 – Hofstra

2009 Record: 11-4
2009 GPG: 9.47
2009 GAA: 8.6
The Skinny: Christian Scuderi made All-American for coach Seth Tierney’s squad after transferring a year ago — can Denver-transfer Jamie Lincoln repeat the feat alongside fellow Canadian star Jay Card and get the Pride back to the NCAA Tournament?

11 – Harvard

2009 Record: 8-5
2009 GPG: 10.54
2009 GAA: 6.69
The Skinny: New blood in Cambridge has the excitement for the Crimson nearly boiling over. Attackmen Dean Gibbons and Jeff Cohen and middie Jason Duboe are back to lead the offense, but the defense will need some retooling after being hit by graduation.

12 – Navy

2009 Record: 11-5
2009 GPG: 8.94
2009 GAA: 7.69
The Skinny: Death, Taxes and Navy being at or near the top of the Patriot League — all things you can count on. This year’s crop of Mids is senior-heavy and has key returnees on both offense (Tim Paul, Patrick Moran) and defense (Jaren Woeppel).

13 – Georgetown

2009 Record: 7-7
2009 GPG: 9.64
2009 GAA: 8.71
The Skinny: The Hoyas’ heralded senior class has one last chance to make a run. Attackman Craig Dowd, midfielders Scott Kocis and Andrew Brancaccio and longstick Barney Ehrmann can provide leadership.

14 – UMBC

2009 Record: 12-4
2009 GPG: 12.06
2009 GAA: 8.19
The Skinny: All-American midfielder Kyle Wimer hopes to lead the Retrievers to their fifth straight NCAA Tournament. The midfield was decimated by graduation and longtime starting goalie Jeremy Blevins graduated as well, but Bobby Atwell returns from injury to lead the defense.

15 – Brown

2009 Record: 12-4
2009 GPG: 10.7
2009 GAA: 8.3
The Skinny: Coach Lars Tiffany has one of the best attacks in the country, led by Thomas Muldoon and Andrew Feinberg, which helps balance the graduation of standout goalie Jordan Burke.

16 – Loyola

2009 Record: 9-5
2009 GPG: 10.43
2009 GAA: 8.71
The Skinny: Coach Charlie Toomey’s Greyhounds were heartbreakingly close to wins over Syracuse and Johns Hopkins that would have meant a ticket to the ’09 NCAA Tournament. Look for attackmen Cooper MacDonnell and Colin Finnerty to lead the way in the new-look ECAC.

17 – Denver

2009 Record: 7-8
2009 GPG: 10.27
2009 GAA: 10.00
The Skinny: There’s a lot of enthusiasm in the Mile High City as coach Bill Tierney gets his squad set for their first year of ECAC competition. Mark Matthews leads the attack, Charley Dickenson is a playmaking middie and Dillon Roy is a hard-nosed defenseman.

18 – UMass

2009 Record: 9-6
2009 GPG: 9.53
2009 GAA: 7.93
The Skinny: Graduation hit the Minutemen hard, with four of the top six scorers gone, along with four-year starting goalie Doc Schneider. A young core features All-New England selections Diogo Godoi and Bobby Hayes along with sophomore attacker Art Kell.

19 – Bucknell

2009 Record: 9-7
2009 GPG: 10.44
2009 GAA: 8.00
The Skinny: Like Brown, the Bison are fantastic at attack, starting with assist machine Austin Winter and clutch finisher Charlie Streep. Billy Haire’s graduation leaves a hole on defense.

20 – Albany

2009 Record: 7-7
2009 GPG: 10.57
2009 GAA: 11.64
The Skinny: Brian Caufield continued his evolution into one of the better attackmen out there and Joe Resetarits was an immediate hit for the Danes last year as a freshman. Can they bounce back from a season where all but three losses were to NCAA-bound teams?

21 – Ohio State

2009 Record: 8-8
2009 GPG: 10.06
2009 GAA: 8.81
The Skinny: Jimmy Green is a stud midfielder looking to break out in his senior season. The Buckeyes have a lot of newcomers looking to make a splash for second-year coach Nick Myers.

22 – Army

2009 Record: 6-10
2009 GPG: 9.2
2009 GAA: 8.9
The Skinny: Battling in a tough Patriot League, Jeremy Boltus is the offensive star, but the real key to a strong season will be the play of goalie Tom Palesky.

23 – Penn State

2009 Record: 9-5
2009 GPG: 9.64
2009 GAA: 8.07
The Skinny: PSU has question marks in goal with Drew Adams’ graduation and top recruit Steve Rastivo’s transfer. Always a late-season bloomer, the Lions could benefit from the CAA move if they can get hot for the conference tourney.

24 – Drexel

2009 Record: 7-8
2009 GPG: 8.2
2009 GAA: 8.53
The Skinny: New coach Brian Voelker should bring a new offensive look to a team that ranked in the NCAA’s bottom third on offense last year. Colin Ambler is an emerging star for the Dragons’ attack.

25 – Villanova

2009 Record: 11-6
2009 GPG: 9.24
2009 GAA: 7.65
The Skinny: Can the Wildcats continue the evolution of their program into the mid-major level in the cutthroat Big East?

College Lacrosse Recruiting: Lacrosse Student-Athletes Should Maintain A Personal Recruiting Website


What information should be loaded on my personal college recruiting  website? 

I suggest a very simple approach. As you can imagine, you can load a website with a lot of stuff, but keep in mind… Coaches do not have time at their disposal to navigate link after link on a website in order to get to the “meat and potatoes” of an athletic evaluation.

 The two most important components of the personal website should be the skills/competition web stream and the personal profile. Additional links (newspaper clippings, recommendations, photos etc.) can be added at your own risk! 

Make the job of evaluating academic and athletic talent as simple as possible and your personal website will be an effective tool in assisting college coaches on their end of the recruiting process that they will appreciate greatly.

Tom Kovic
Victory Collegiate Consulting

Western College Lacrosse: BYU Men’s Lacrosse Announces 2010 Schedule Which Includes Chapman, Michigan And Simon Fraser


Brigham Young University Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Matt Schneck has announced The Cougars schedule for the upcoming 2010 season. The schedule features 14 regular season games with 11 teams that were ranked in the Top 25 in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association last season.

The Cougars will kick the season off early this year with a trip to sunny California over President’s Day Weekend. Visiting San Diego State University for the first time on February 11th, BYU will take on the Aztecs in an early evening game. Two days later The Cougars will face the Chapman Panthers in a rematch of last year’s national semi-final game which saw the Panthers edging The Cougars with a 10-9 overtime victory.

“The BYU – Chapman series has become a wonderful on field battle every season”, said Schneck. “Whether we are playing at home, away or at a neutral location, this game always becomes one of the season’s best.”

Date                                Opponent                                                                  Location 

Feb. 11                            San Diego State University                                    SDSU

Feb. 13                           Chapman                                                                       Chapman

Feb. 15                           University of California- Santa Barbara           UCSB

Feb. 27                           Pending                                                                         BYU

March 6                          University of Michigan                                           BYU

March 10                       Westminster College                                                BYU

March 13                       Montana                                                                       BYU

March 18                       University of Washington                                    Washington

March 20                      Simon Fraser University                                       Simon Fraser

March 27                      Santa Clara                                                                  BYU

April 2                           Utah State                                                                    BYU

April 9                          Sonoma State University                                       BYU

April 10                       University of Utah                                                     Sandy, UT

April 24                       Colorado State University                                     Colorado State

April 26                       University of Colorado                                           Colorado

April 30                       Semi Finals – RMLC Championships                   BYU

May 1                            RMLC Championship                                                BYU

May 11                          Round 1 – MCLA Championships                        Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, CO

May 12                          Quarter Finals – MCLA Championships            Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

May 14                          Semi Finals – MCLA Championships                  Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

May 15                          MCLA National Championship Game                Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, CO

The Cougars will travel up the coast where they will face perennial rival University of California – Santa Barbara on February 15th, before heading back to Provo.

Two weeks after returning home from California, the Cougars will face one of their toughest tests of the season as the defending MCLA National Champion Michigan Wolverines visit Provo on March 6th. Michigan and BYU have combined to win the last 3 MCLA National Championships, with Michigan posting back-to-back undefeated seasons the previous two years.

“We are excited to host the University of Michigan in Provo this year”, said Schneck. “Coach John Paul and his staff have done an exceptional job preparing their team the past two seasons to become the dominant force in the MCLA. We look forward to their visit and what promises to be an exciting challenge.”

BYU will play two more home games before hitting the road again. Local rival Westminster College will visit The Cougars on March 10th, and PNCLL Division 1 University of Montana will play at BYU on March 13th.

The Cougars will fly to Seattle to face the University of Washington Huskies on March 18th. The meeting with the Huskies will be the first between the programs and is slated to be a premier local event held in Husky Stadium. Two days later The Cougars will cross the border to Canada take on the Simon Fraser Clan. This will mark the third year in a row the Clan and Cougars have met in the regular season with each team winning once. The teams also met in one of the most memorable quarterfinal games in recent history in 2008 with The Cougars edging out the Clan 10-9 in a muddy game in Texas.

A 3-game home stand will follow the trip to the Northwest. The Cougars will face University of Santa Clara on March 27th, Utah State University on April 2nd, and Sonoma State on April 9th.

On April 10th, The Cougars will meet the University of Utah in the annual Lacrosse Classic at Juan Diego Stadium in Sandy, Utah. The match-up has become the most exciting lacrosse event in Utah and is poised to draw thousands to the game.

The final two games of the season will be against Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference (RMLC) rivals University of Colorado and Colorado State University. The Cougars will travel across the Rocky Mountains to face the CSU Rams on April 21st, and the Colorado Buffs on April 23rd. Both teams have been ranked in the top 10 for much of recent history, and both will provide stiff competition for the Cougars.

“This weekend is a great way to end the regular season”, said assistant coach Jordan Harris. “RMLC tournament placement will be determined by the end of the weekend.”

After a quick turnaround, The Cougars will host the RMLC Championships in Provo the weekend of May 1st as the Cougars vie for a spot in the National Championship Tournament hosted in Denver May 11th through May 15th.

“The RMLC has proven to be one of the best lacrosse conferences in the country” said Schneck. “I don’t expect anything less this year. We look forward to hosting the RMLC Championships in Provo and being a part an exceptional lacrosse weekend.”
For more information about BYU Lacrosse, visit BYULacrosse.com or contact media@byulacrosse.com

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Northern California Lacrosse: Bay Area Youth Sports Foundation (BAYS) Sponsored The San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic Between Brown And North Carolina On Oct. 10 (Video)


The San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic, a NCAA Division I mens lacrosse game between Brown and North Carolina, was held in San Francisco on October 10, 2009. All proceeds from the event benefit the Bay Area Youth Sports Foundation (BAYS), which supports programs that create opportunities and increase access for low-income children in the San Francisco Bay Area to participate in organized sports and education programs.

Northern California Lacrosse: The Bay Area Youth Sports Foundation (BAYS) Raises Funds For Lacrosse Programs Benefitting Low-Income Children In The San Francisco Bay Area


The Bay Area Youth Sports Foundation (BAYS) supports programs that create opportunities and increase access for low-income children in the San Francisco Bay Area to participate in organized sports and education programs. Proceeds from its annual fundraiser, the San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic, benefit the Foundation and the programs it supports.

College Men’s Lacrosse: Princeton Men’s Lacrosse Vs. Delaware In 2009 Fall Ball (Video)


Men’s NCAA D1 Lacrosse Fall Ball 2009 – Princeton Vs. Delaware

LXMPro Lacrosse Tour: Pro Lacrosse/Blowout Concert/One Event In Orange County, CA Tomorrow


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  • 9:00a – CASTING CALL (Hollywood Sports Productions *must be registered)
  • 1:00p – TEAM STX LACROSSE CLINIC (Kyle Harrison and others)
  • 2:30p – MCLA COLLEGE LACROSSE GAME (Chapman v UCSB)
  • 4:30p – LXM PRO LACROSSE GAME (40 of the best players in world)
  • 7:00p – CONCERTS (3OH!3, DRAKE, The Cab and more)