Daily Archives: September 16, 2010
Lacrosse Charity Events: “PLAY FOR PARKINSONS LACROSSE SERIES” On October 9 To Feature Army, Georgetown, Virginia And Princeton And Will Raise Money For Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
MCLA Men’s Lacrosse Preview: Florida State Men’s Lacrosse Returns 17 Seniors And Should Advance Deep Into Playoffs
Florida State (14-4, MCLA Tourney)
Key Loss: Robert Lee. A playmaker out of the midfield, Lee scored 20 goals and set up 16 others to finish second on the team in scoring. The Seminoles’ balance should allow the team to fill the scoring hole, but Lee’s intangibles will be missed.
Key Returnee: John Goodrich. When the FSU goalie is on his game, the Seminoles are awfully tough to beat, so the Florida State staff will be looking for a bit more consistency out of the senior. If he can have a monster final season, the ‘Noles will be an extremely dangerous team in Denver.
Wild Card: Idle time. It became painfully clear at the end of last season that the Seminoles were not a productive team when they had time to kill. After hammering Florida in the regular season finale, 25-9, FSU went into a two-week stagnation period before the start of the SELC tournament and proceeded to score 14 fewer goals and lose, 11-9 in the first round to the same Gator team. Following a near-three-week dormancy, the ‘Noles managed to produce six goals against Simon Fraser – not exactly a lock-down defensive squad – in the first round of the MCLA tourney. The coaching staff needs to find a way to keep the edge late in the season.
Reality: One potential cause of the late-season collapse was due to the overall youth of the Seminoles. There were just four seniors on the team, as opposed to 27 freshmen and sophomores. This bodes well for the ’11 season. Not only will they have a 17-man senior class providing leadership, but the youngsters will be ready for the challenges that the conference and national tournaments provide. FSU should be the class of the SELC again.
A short video to introduce and thank the 2010 senior class of the SU Women’s Lacrosse team (shown on the Carrier Dome Jumbotron before the last SU Women’s Lacrosse home game of 2010 vs. Georgetown).