Daily Archives: May 28, 2010

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships: Unseeded Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse (9-6) Storms Into Semifinals To Face #7 Cornell

Notre Dame (9-6) is a significant underdog to No. 7 seed Cornell (12-5) in the first semifinal at 4 p.m. Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium. And if the Fighting Irish get past the Big Red, a meeting Monday with either No. 1 Virginia or No. 5 Duke awaits.

With traditional powers Virginia, Duke and Cornell filling three of the four spots in the NCAA tournament semifinals, the appearance of Notre Dame is somewhat akin to the long-lost cousin showing up unannounced at Thanksgiving dinner.

A 7-5 victory over No. 3 seed Maryland in the quarterfinals Saturday cemented the Fighting Irish’s place in history as just the ninth unseeded team, and first since Delaware in 2007, to advance to the national semifinals.

For more:   http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/bs-sp-notre-dame-lax-0528-20100528,0,237877.story

Orange County High School Girls Lacrosse: 2010 All-County Girls Lacrosse Team Announced



Courtney Valdez, Foothill, attack: The sophomore helped the Knights reach the Orange County title match against Los Alamitos. Valdez had five goals in the title match. On the season, she had 72 goals and 21 assists. Valdez, a first team All-Sea View League player, also had 47 groundballs.

Morgan Chaney, Trabuco Hills, attack: The senior scored 59 goals and had 24 assists, earning all-Sea View League first-team honors for the Mustangs, who were ranked in the top 10 in the county for most of the year. Chaney also had 31 groundballs. She is undecided about where she will attend college next year, said Coach Scott Mann.

Tracy Paulson, Los Alamitos, attack: The senior helped the Griffins win their second consecutive county and Southern California titles. She had 82 goals and 23 assists and scooped up 54 ground balls. Paulson, a first-team All-Sunset League player, also had 19 takeaways.

Kristin Robbins, Los Alamitos, defense: The senior was a key defender on the Griffins’ championship squad this past season, earning first team All-Sunset League honors. Robbins had 41 groundballs and 51 takeaways for the Griffins. Robbins also had seven goals and three assists.

Amiya Moretta, Los Alamitos, defense: The senior, a first team All-Sunset League player, was instrumental in the Griffins championship year. She had 49 groundballs and 41 take-aways. Moretta also had two goals and four assists for the Griffins.

M.J. Boud, San Clemente, defense: The sophomore was one of the outstanding players in the South Coast League this season, earning all-league honors. She had 76 groundballs and 44 takeaways for the Tritons. Boud was also an offensive force, scoring 53 goals and recording three assists.

Danica Kristiansen, El Toro, goalie: The junior helped the Chargers to a successful season in the Sea View League and a top five county ranking for most of the year. Kristiansen, an all-league player, had 203 saves and saved 59 percent of the shots taken against her.

Haleigh Cummings, JSerra, midfielder: The junior rolled up some big numbers to earn all-Trinity League honors. She had 94 goals and 15 assists. Cummings was also a force on defense for the Lions, recording 63 groundbalsl and 22 takeaways.

Shaina Denny, Los Alamitos, midfielder: The senior had some big games in the Griffins’ championship run. The all-county lacrosse MVP scored 61 goals and had 37 assists for Los Alamitos. Denny, a first team All-Sunset League player, also had 45 groundballs and 25 takeaways.

Jacky Craycraft, El Toro, midfielder: Craycraft, a senior, helped the Chargers through a successful Sea View League season and solid run in the Division I playoffs. Craycraft scored 61 goals and had 34 assists. A first team all-league player, Craycraft also had 49 groundballs.

Megan Armes, Mission Viejo, midfielder: Armes helped the Diablos pull off a first-round playoff victory over Trabuco Hills and advance to the quarterfinal round of the playoffs for the first time. She was consistent all season for the team. Armes scored 71 goals and had seven assists. Armes also had 112 ground balls.

For m0re:  http://www.ocvarsity.com/sports/year-20834-alamitos-player.html

Orange County High School Girls Lacrosse: Los Alamitos Girls Lacrosse Middie Shaina Denny Is 2010 Player Of The Year


Los Alamitos Girls Lacrosse Shaina Denny, a midfielder, had a stellar four-year career, and this year she scored 61 goals and had 37 assists. Denny, a first team All-Sunset League player, also had 45 groundballs and 25 takeaways.

Los Alamitos senior Shaina Denny is glad she made the switch to lacrosse about four years ago.

It turned out to be a good move for Denny, The Orange County Register’s 2010 girls lacrosse player of the year.

Denny started playing in her freshman year, just two weeks before the lacrosse season was to start.

“Shaina Denny has been a leader in our program since day one,” Los Alamitos coach Meredith Meyran said. “She is a vocal leader and a coach on the field, always cheering on and encouraging her teammates at practice and leading by example.

For more:  http://www.ocvarsity.com/sports/denny-20830-lacrosse-year.html

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Highlights: Cornell Men’s Lacrosse (12-5) Defeated Penn 12-6 On March 27 (Video)

Date Opponent Result
2/28 vs. Hobart   W, 10-7
3/02 at Canisius   W, 9-6
3/06 ARMY   W, 12-11 (OT)
3/09 BINGHAMTON   W, 19-4
3/13 VIRGINIA   L,  12-4
3/20 YALE   W, 18-7
3/23 at Stony Brook   W, 12-9
3/27 at Penn   W, 12-6
4/03 vs. Dartmouth   L,  8-6
4/10 HARVARD   W, 13-12
4/13 SYRACUSE   L,  8-7
4/24 BROWN   L,  13-10
5/01 at Princeton   W, 10-9
5/07 BROWN   W, 14-8
5/09 PRINCETON   L,  10-9 (OT)
5/15 LOYOLA   W, 11-10 (3OT)
5/23 vs. Army   W, 14-5
5/29 vs. Notre Dame 6:30 pm
Coach: Jeff Tambroni