Monthly Archives: September 2010

2011 Colorado Lacrosse Showcase: Denver Men’s Lacrosse To Play Pro Lacrosse Players On Oct. 23 At Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium In Denver

“2011 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic”: Virginia Men’s Lacrosse To Play Cornell On March 12 In Baltimore With Game Being Televised On ESPNU

Virginia men's lacrosse team is scheduled to face the Cornell Big Red in the fifth annual Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic, a college lacrosse tripleheader contested inside M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on March 12 and televised on ESPNU. This will be UVa's fifth year participating in an Inside Lacrosse regular season event. This is year one of a two-year contract for the Face-Off Classic.

UVa participated in the Face-Off Classic’s inaugural event in 2007 and again in 2008, facing Syracuse both times. The Cavaliers moved on to Inside Lacrosse‘s inaugural Konica Minolta Big City Classic at Giants Stadium in 2009, facing ACC foe North Carolina. This past April, UVa helped open the New Meadowlands in the second annual Big City Classic, which featured a showdown of No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 2 North Carolina. UVa was victorious 7-5.

“We are very pleased to be returning to the Face-Off Classic for these next two years,” said Virginia head coach Dom Starsia. “Inside Lacrosse has done a great job promoting these special events and there is a level of expectation for fans that has helped the game grow since their inception. For the teams involved, the combination of professional venue, great location, television coverage and hospitality make this an easy decision. We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to another compelling game with the Ivy Champion Cornell Big Red.”

Now in its fifth year, the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic gives fans the chance to celebrate the start of another season by placing many of the nation’s top-ranked teams in the same stadium on the same day. This year the event moves to the second weekend of March, with three games scheduled at M&T Bank Stadium, also the site of the 2011 Final Four.

The event kicks off with Syracuse and Georgetown at 11 a.m. The Orange, like UVa, returns to the Baltimore event after also participating in the Big City Classic the past two seasons. UVa and fellow 2010 NCAA semifinal participant Cornell duel at 1:30 p.m., followed by locals Johns Hopkins and UMBC at 4 p.m.

Information on ticket packages as well as on-sale dates will be made available in October for the Face-Off Classic.

Virginia will release the remainder of its 2011 schedule in the near future.

Lacrosse Video Coverage: “The Top 16 Shootout” Used “Phenomenal NFL Films Camera Coverage” To Create State-Of-The-Art Lacrosse Promo Video

MCLA Men’s Lacrosse: Davenport University Men’s Lacrosse (MI, 12-3) Is Looking Forward To Competitive 2010-2011 Season (Video)

NCAA College Lacrosse Programs: Cal Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s Letter On The Elimination Of Cal Berkeley Women’s Lacrosse And Four Other NCAA Sports

Lacrosse On Television: MTV’s “Made” To Feature Reigning 2-Time NCAA Division II Champion Adelphi Women’s Lacrosse Team

The Adelphi University women’s lacrosse team will be featured on the MTV series MADE tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. The show will include Miranda, a local high school lacrosse player, who wants to become a college lacrosse player.

MTV’S MADE is a self-improvement reality television series broadcast on MTV. The series follows teens who have a goal and want to be “made” into things like singers, athletes, dancers, skateboarders, etc. The teens are joined by a “Made Coach”, an expert in their chosen field, who tries to help them attain their goals over the course of several weeks. MADE documents the process the teens undergo as they try to achieve their goal. Made is currently in its 10th season, and has recently started a series in Canada, France ,Germany and Turkey.

The Panthers are coming off back-to-back National Championships, the first Division II Women’s Lacrosse team ever to do so. The team also returns three of the four major IWLCA Positional Award winners from last season.

Western College Men’s Lacrosse: Colorado College Men’s Lacrosse Announces 12-Man Freshman Recruiting Class

The men’s lacrosse program appears poised to build on its recent success with the addition of a 12-player recruiting class that includes a pair of high school All-Americans, four all-state selections and four of the top players from the Denver metro area.

“We’re bringing in guys who are multi-sport athletes – they’re athletic guys, but they are also guys who are really committed and dedicated to being good lacrosse guys,” second year head coach Guy Van Arsdale said. “They’re going to help push our program in the direction we want to go.”

The incoming class includes two attackmen, six midfielders, three defenders and a goaltender. In addition to four Colorado players, eight other states are represented in the class – California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon and Washington.

“Four freshmen out of Denver doubles the amount of Colorado kids on our team in one year,” Van Arsdale said. “We’re very excited about that because it’s very important to us to get the best kids in Colorado to come to CC.”

Name Pos. Ht.  Wt. Yr. Hometown
Tyler Allen A 5-10 180 Fr. Carmel, CA
Kurt Chessman M 6-2 175 Fr. Evergreen, CO
George Cornelson D 6-1 205 Fr. Charlotte, NC
Will Ellis M 5-8 160 Fr. Potomac, MD
Eli Greenspan M 6-0 170 Fr. Littleton, CO
Will Harris M 6-2 210 Fr. Winnetka, IL
PJ Higgins D 6-2 175 Fr. Denver, CO
Jack Kreitler M 5-10 170 Fr. Greenwich, CT
Scott Prior D 6-2 190 Fr. Birmingham, MI
Jake Satchwell A/M 6-5 195 Fr. Portland, OR
Jake Smith A 5-10 185 Fr. Golden, CO
Zach Steedman G 5-8 170 Fr. Puyallup, WA

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