Monthly Archives: January 2010

College Men’s Lacrosse: Duke Men’s Lacrosse Defeats US Men’s National Team 9-8 And Validates Preseason #1 Ranking

Duke Lacrosse attackman Max Quinzani is a preseason Second Team All-America pick and exlempifies the true student-athlete after earning both All-America (3rd Team) and Academic All-America (3rd Team) honors in 2008.

Senior attackman Max Quinzani scored with 5.8 seconds remaining in the game to lift Duke to a 9-8 exhibition victory over the U.S. men’s national on Sunday afternoon at the fifth annual Champion Challenge in Orlando, Fla.

“This was a great experience for our guys,” Blue Devil head coach John Danowski said.  “You never really know how the players are going to react in their first competition of the year, but I was certainly pleased with the effort.  Obviously, the national team is really, really talented.  Where we had a leg up on them was having practiced together, and that paid off.”

After the U.S. team scored the game’s first five goals, the Blue Devils responded in the second quarter with five tallies of their own.  Rookie attackman Josh Offit found the back of the net three times in the period while Will McKee and Stephen Coyle added markers to send the teams into halftime with the scored knotted, 5-5.

Team USA scored the only two goals of the third period to claim a 7-5 advantage.  Duke’s Zach Howell netted a pair of goals to tie the game at 7-7, but the U.S. squad countered with a marker for a one-goal lead with just under nine minutes left on the clock.  Robert Rotanz then scored for Duke with five minutes remaining to tie the game at 8-8, setting the stage for Quinzani’s game-winning tally.

While Offit paced the Blue Devil offense with three goals, the Duke defense limited Team USA to just three goals over the final three quarters.

“I was pleased with our defensive effort,” Danowski noted.  “Tom Montelli, Dan Theodoridis and Parker McKee gave us good performances.  Sam Payton and Terrence Molinari really battled at the X.  We were fortunate to get contributions from a lot of different guys today.”

Duke opens the season on February 13 against Bucknell in Atlanta, Ga.


Saturday’s Results

U.S. Elite 23, Notre Dame 7
U.S. Men 15, Army 7
U.S. Developmental 17, Florida 8

Sunday’s Results

U.S. Developmental 9, Duke 5
U.S. Developmental 17, Notre Dame 11
U.S. Elite 17, Duke 8
Duke 9, U.S. Men 8

Southern California High School Boys Lacrosse: Foothill Knights Boys Lacrosse Defeats San Clemente 7-2 In 2010 “Triton Cup” Competition

The 2010 Foothill Knights Boys Lacrosse team (in black) defense allowed few scoring opportunities for San Clemente on January 30 at the Triton Cup. Photo by LaxBuzz.

Foothill Knights lacrosse attacker Taylor DeBerry scores against San Clemente in 2010 Triton Cup. Photo by LaxBuzz

College Men’s Lacrosse: NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Player Of The Year Picks (Video)

The top Division I lacrosse coaches give their selections for which players will be in the running for the 2010 Tewaaraton award.

Western College Men’s Lacrosse: Nevada-Reno Men’s Lacrosse 2010 Schedule Includes Chico State, Oregon State, San Jose State And Humbolt State


# Date Time Home/ Away Opponent Location Conference Game Score
1 Sat, Feb 13 2pm Away Chico State Chico, CA WCLL  
2 Fri, Feb 19 7pm Away Willamette Salem, OR PNCLL-2  
3 Sat, Feb 20 12pm Away Portland State Portland, OR PNCLL-2  
4 Sun, Feb 21 10am Away Oregon State Corvalis, OR PNCLL  
5 Sat, Mar 13 2pm Home St. Mary’s College Reno, NV WCLL-2  
6 Sat, Mar 27 1pm Home Pacific Reno, NV WCLL-2
7 Sat, Apr 3 12pm Away Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA WCLL-2  
8 Sun, Apr 4 11am Away UC Merced Merced, CA WCLL-2  
9 Sat, Apr 10 12pm Away Long Beach State Las Vegas, NV SLC  
10 Sun, Apr 12 12pm Away UNLV Las Vegas, NV SLC  
11 Sat, Apr 17 2pm Home San Jose State Reno, NV WCLL-2  
12 Sat, Apr 24 12pm Home Humboldt Sate Reno, NV WCLL-2  

Southern California High School Boys Lacrosse Profile: Rancho Bernardo Boys Lacrosse Defenseman Jeremy Hutchens (Video)

Rancho Bernardo High School (San Diego) Boys Lacrosse defenseman Jeremy Hutchens (6’2″, 190 lbs., class of 2011) highlights.

Western College Women’s Lacrosse: Denver Women’s Lacrosse Defeats St. Mary’s 18-5 In Season Opener

University of Denver women’s lacrosse sophomore midfielder Lauren Ciccomascolo (Ladera Ranch, Calif.) and sophomore attacker Kara Secora (Denver, Colo.) both had four goals and two assists, as the Pioneers routed St. Mary’s 18-5 in the season opener on Friday.

Denver Women's Lacrosse Midfielder Lauren Ciccomascolo (So., Ladera Ranch, CA) had four goals and two assists, as the Pioneers routed St. Mary's 18-5 in the season opener on Friday. Photo by Rich Clarkson and Associates

The Pioneers (1-0, 1-0 MPSF) opened the game with a 6-0, including a pair of goals by senior midfielder Lexi Sanders (Greenwood Village, Colo.).

After St. Mary’s (0-1, 0-1 MPSF) scored, senior midfielder Ali Flury (Arnold, Md.) converted on a free position shot to give DU a 7-1 lead heading into halftime.

Freshman midfielder Kirsty Faulder (Glengowrie, South Australia) came out of the break with two of her four goals in the game, as Denver started the second half with five unanswered goals.

Denver responded to another Gaels goal, the Pioneers went on another 4-0 run.

 Flury scored a hat trick, and Sanders had two goals and an assist.

Following the Cal Play Day on Sunday, the Pioneers continue the season against Duke on Fri., Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. MT and at North Carolina on Sun., Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. MT.

Western College Men’s Lacrosse: Idaho Men’s Lacrosse 2010 Promotional Video

Lacrosse On Television: “2010 Champion Challenge” Lacrosse Matches Feature US Men’s And Women’s National Lacrosse Teams Vs. Duke On ESPNU, Sunday, January 31


Unable to make it to Disney’s Wide World of Sports® Complex in sunny Lake Buena Vista, Fla. for this weekend’s 2010 Champion® Challenge – A US Lacrosse Event? US Lacrosse is proud to announce that for the first time ever, we’re bringing the action to your TV! Tune in to ESPNU on Sunday, Jan. 31 to catch the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams take on Duke!

The U.S. men’s vs. Duke game will air on Jan. 31 at 10 p.m., and the U.S. women’s vs. Duke game will air on Feb. 1 at 12 a.m. Tthe women’s and men’s games will re-air on Feb. 2 at 2 p.m and 4 p.m.

Read about US Lacrosse and ESPNU’s announcement and be sure to check out Lacrosse Magazine Online’s preview of the event!

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College Men’s Lacrosse: UMass Men’s Lacrosse Coach Greg Cannela Previews 2010 Season (Video)

Head Coach Greg Cannella Previews the Upcoming Season.

Utah College Men’s Lacrosse: Westminster College Men’s Lacrosse 2010 Schedule Includes UC Santa Cruz, BYU, Montana State, Gonzaga And Dominican


The Westminster men’s lacrosse team announced the schedule for the upcoming 2010 season today. Westminster has 16 games on the slate during the 2010 regular season, including five on Dumke Field. They will face three teams that competed in the 2009 MCLA D2 National Tournament and another that made the D1 National Tournament semi-finals.

“I am really thrilled with the schedule we have this season,” head coach Mason Goodhand said. “This is the first time in four years that every opponent will provide us with a challenge.”

Date Opponent Result
2/19 vs. UC Santa Cruz 5:00 pm
2/20 vs. Tournament    
2/26 at Boise State 4:00 pm
2/28 vs. Southern Oregon 1:00 pm
3/02 at Western Oregon 1:00 pm
3/10 at Brigham Young 7:00 pm
3/13 UTAH VALLEY STATE 1:00 pm
3/17 at Utah 4:00 pm
3/27 MONTANA STATE 12:30 pm
4/02 METRO STATE 4:00 pm
4/03 GONZAGA 1:00 pm
4/10 UTAH STATE 1:00 pm
4/17 vs. Grand Canyon 1:00 pm
4/18 at Dominican U. 1:00 pm
4/24 at Fort Lewis 1:00 pm
4/25 at Northern Arizona 12:00 pm
Coach: Mason Goodhand

The season begins on February 19 at the MCLA Vegas Full House Face Off against UC-Santa Cruz. The next game will be determined by the outcome of the Western Oregon versus Biola contest and be played on February 20. Should Westminster win the first two games of the event, they would play in the championship game, also on the 20th.

A road trip to Idaho and Washington comes next for Westminster. They face Boise State in Boise, Idaho on February 26 and Southern Oregon on February 28 in Portland, Oregon. The trip concludes on March 2 with a game against Western Oregon in Monmouth, Oregon.

Three consecutive in-state games come next, starting with a trip to Provo to battle Brigham Young on March 10. The annual game with Utah is on March 17. Utah Valley comes to Dumke Field on March 20 for the 2010 home opener and Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference opener for the Griffins.

The five-game home stand continues on March 27 against Montana State. Westminster plays Metro State and Gonzaga on Dumke Field on April 2 and 3 respectively. Utah State is the final home game of the season on April 10.

Westminster then heads to San Rafael, California, for the Baggataway Tournament. The Griffins will face Grand Canyon University on April 17 and the host squad Dominican on April 18. The regular season concludes with two RMLC games at Fort Lewis on April 24 and Northern Arizona on April 25.

The 2010 RMLC Tournament will be played in Provo on April 29 through May 1. The MCLA National Tournament returns to Denver, Colorado and Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on May 11-15.

“Although we have a young team this year, this is the kind of schedule we need to help us get better every game,” Goodhand commented.