Daily Archives: September 15, 2010

MCLA Men’s Lacrosse Preview: BYU Men’s Lacrosse Will Struggle With Key Losses To Graduation Under 2nd Year Head Coach Matt Schneck

Brigham Young (12-6, MCLA Quarterfinals)

Key Loss: Eliot Grow. The do-it-all middie for the Cougars covered a lot of deficiencies during his career. One could argue that BYU will be forced to be a deeper team without Grow taking up spots on the face-off, man-up, man-down, defensive and offensive units, but it’s difficult to think the team will be better at any of those spots without Grow.
Key Returnee: Jared Houghton. This one is always tricky with BYU, because it’s tough to determine who is leaving for a mission and who is returning. Since Houghton has already been on his excursion, he’s a safe pick. Plus, the burly middie is coming off a strong season (25g, 5a). Houghton, and his brother Jacob, will be expected to be big producers.
Wild Card: Matt Schneck. Now that Schneck’s debut season has passed and the microscope trained on his program has been removed after the departure of Jason Lamb, we’ll be able to get a better feel for what he’s able to do as the head man. BYU will always attract talent and be in the MCLA discussion, but how will Schneck utilize it now that he has complete ownership of the outfit.
Reality: Considering the key losses to graduation, and potentially to missions, it’s tough to envision the Cougars being better this season than last. BYU will make the tournament, but it may not have the talent to push past the quarterfinals again. There are enough variables that make a deep tourney run plausible, however probably not a title contender.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/blogs/coyne/090810_midsummer_nights_ranking_mcla_div_one

NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse: Cabrini College Men’s Lacrosse (PA) Looks To Repeat As Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Champions In 2011 (Video)


The Cabrini men’s lacrosse team began its fall practice season on Sunday in preparation for the 2011 season. In 2010, the Cavaliers captured the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) title for the 10th straight season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the ninth consecutive season.

“We’re just pushing the guys,” said 11th-year head coach Steve Colfer about fall practice. “The effort has been good. And, hopefully in the next three-and-a-half weeks, we are getting better in all of the areas.”

Colfer guided Cabrini to a 15-4 overall finish one year ago. The Cavaliers’ season ended with a 19-9 loss in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at No. 1 Stevenson University.

The Blue & White claimed the CSAC crown with a 20-3 victory against Gwynedd-Mercy College in the tournament final. Cabrini opened NCAA Tournament play with a 10-7 win at Edith Robb Dixon Field versus No. 15 Denison University.

Senior midfielder Paul Skulski will lead the Cabrini attack in 2011. Skulski listed second on the team last year in points (58), goals (35) and assists (23). He was one of four Cavaliers – with Casey Grugan, senior Steve Heaps and junior John McSorley – to receive USILA All-America distinction.

“We have three returning All-Americans in Heaps, McSorley and Skulski,” Colfer said. “That’s probably the first time in our program’s history that three All-Americans are returning.”

Cabrini and Colfer will be tasked with replacing Grugan on the attack line. The program’s first ever USILA First Team All-America selection, he wrapped up his tenure with the Cavaliers with a program-record 334 career points, listing fifth all-time in Division III history. Grugan also set the NCAA Division III record for consecutive games with at least one goal scored (73).

Cabrini begins the 2011 regular season at Edith Robb Dixon Field on Feb. 26 against local rival Haverford College. Game time against the Black Squirrels is set for 1 p.m.

For more:  http://www.cabriniathletics.com/news/2010/9/13/MLAX_0913101931.aspx

Southern California High School Boys Lacrosse Club Teams: SoCal FCA Lacrosse Coached By Glen Miles And Jon Fox Competed In Gait Cup In July 2010 And Went 5-3 Against Top Competition (Video)

FCA Lacrosse team coached by Glen Miles (949-939-4326) & Jon Fox (714-412-9821) comprised of the top players from Southern California competed at the Gait Cup at Gettysburg College in July of 2010 and turned in an impressive 5-3 record. These athletes, Cameron Cole(#7), Donald Dalton(#8), Chris Kazimi(#9), Matt Duenes(#10), Kent Iizuka(#11), Max Satossky(#12), Bennett Jonas(#13), Blane Sando(#14), Zack Schenker(#15), Connor Wade(#16), Aaron Blanchard(#17), Trevor Forsyth(#18), Charlie Satossky(#19), Jake Craycraft(#20), Riely Hudack(#21), Camen Piho(#22), Blake Burkhart(#23), Dillon Acevedo(#24), William Ross(#25), Chris Bauer(#26), Nolan Lynch(#27), Zach Handy(#28), Nick Compogianni(#30), Michael Gennuso(#31), Mike Riis(#32) were representing Foothill High School, San Clemente, Santa Margarita, Mater Dei, El Toro, Corona Del Mar, La Costa Canyon and Coronado High Schools.

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Programs: Mercer University Men’s Lacrosse (GA) Will Begin NCAA Division I Play In 2011 With Opponents To Include Duke, Ohio State, Air Force And Yale

Mercer University will add men’s NCAA Division I lacrosse to its intercollegiate athletic program during the 2010-2011 academic year and will add a Division I women’s team in 2011-2012, Athletic Director Bobby Pope announced. Mercer is the first NCAA Division I institution in the state to announce the addition of lacrosse to its athletic program.

The sport, which originated among Native American tribes in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic before the United States was colonized, has long been popular in those regions and is now the fastest-growing high school sport in Georgia and one of the fastest growing in the country. According to the latest participation survey by U.S. Lacrosse, the sport’s governing body, lacrosse is the fastest-growing high school sport for girls over the last 10 years and the second-fastest growing sport among boys. At the collegiate level, men’s lacrosse has been the fastest-growing sport over the past decade, while women’s has been the second-fastest-growing sport.

“Lacrosse is becoming a very popular sport in the Southeast,” Pope said. “We will be the first NCAA Division I program in Georgia, so this will be a great opportunity for Mercer to set the bar high for this sport in our state.”

The University added men’s lacrosse as a club sport in 2007-2008 and plans to add women’s club lacrosse for 2010-2011. The teams will then make the transition to Division I status in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012, respectively. The men’s club lacrosse team has participated as a probationary member of the Southeastern Lacrosse Conference, a club league. The team has played games against the University of Alabama, Southern Virginia University, Emory University, Palm Beach Atlantic and Kennesaw State University.

Mercer will also be one of the few programs in the Southeast, joining Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and newly established programs at Presbyterian College and fellow Atlantic Sun Conference member Jacksonville University. Currently, there are 64 NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse programs and 89 Division I women’s programs in the nation.

Pope said that the University plans to hire its first full-time lacrosse coach later this year to begin recruiting student-athletes for the teams.

Mercer is the only private NCAA Division I institution in Georgia and currently fields 14 intercollegiate teams, including men’s baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer and tennis, and women’s basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball and softball. The University also fields a co-ed rifle team.

For more:   http://www.mercer.edu/features/072009_lacrosse.shtm

Jan. 30 GEORGIA TECH (club team) Macon, Ga. TBA
Feb. 5 SEWANEE (exhibition) Macon, Ga. TBA
Feb. 12 @ Ohio State Columbus, Ohio 1 p.m.
Feb. 20 @ Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. 1 p.m.
Feb. 23 JACKSONVILLE Macon, Ga. 5 p.m.
Feb. 26 @ Detroit Mercy Detroit, Mich. Noon
Mar. 4 @ Yale New Haven, Conn. 7 p.m.
Mar. 6 vs. Dartmouth Fairfield, Conn. 1 p.m.
Mar. 8 @ Sacred Heart Fairfield, Conn. 1 p.m.
Mar. 13 @ Duke Durham, N.C. 1 p.m.
Mar. 16 CARTHAGE Macon, Ga. 5 p.m.
Apr. 2 AIR FORCE Macon, Ga. 1 p.m.
Apr. 9 @ Presbyterian Clinton, S.C. 1 p.m.
Apr. 16 @ Holy Cross Worcester, Mass. 1 p.m.

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Preview: Penn State Men’s Lacrosse Started Practice Sept. 5 Under New Head Coach Jeff Tambroni (Video)

The Penn State Men’s Lacrosse team opened its fall practice schedule on September 5, 2010, with it’s first practice under new Head Coach Jeff Tambroni. GoPSUsports took some time to speak with Coach Tambroni, along with senior defender Matt Bernier, and junior attackman Matt Mackrides.

For the latest Penn State Men’s Lacrosse News, Scores, and More, log on to GoPSUsports.com.