Daily Archives: January 15, 2011

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse Has Set High Expectations For 2011 Season After First Round 2010 NCAA Tournament Loss To Army “In The Dome” (Video)

Coaches and players share the expectations of trying to win another national title. Produced by Travis Eldridge for TheNewsHouse.com.

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: UMass Men’s Lacrosse Open’s 2011 Practice With “Snow Banks Piled Several Feet All Around” (Video)

The UMass men’s lacrosse team began its 2011 season practice on the coldest day of winter thus far on Friday. With snow banks piled several feet high all around, Greg Cannella led his Minutemen on to Garber Field to begin preparation for another year of action. Check out this video featuring Will Manny, Ryan Hantverk, Casey Rahn and Tim McCormack along with Cannella, in his 17th season at the helm of his alma mater.

National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth Lose To Minnesota Swarm 16-8 As Offense Lacks With Absence Of Jeff Zywicki

“We’ll probably hear a lot about it, but there’s nothing we can do about it right now,” Stealth transition player Paul Rabil said of Zywicki’s departure. “Jeff’s a phenomenal player, everyone knows that, but we picked up Craig Conn … so we’ve just got to be able to use him to our advantage.”

The absence of Washington Stealth forward Jeff Zywicki was evident Friday night. Washington failed to mount a strong offensive attack against a physical Minnesota defense and fell 16-8 to the Swarm in a National Lacrosse League contest at Comcast Arena.

Zywicki, the third-leading scorer for the Stealth with 71 points (30 goals and 41 assists) last season, scored three goals in a season-opening win against Colorado, but the Nepean, Ontario, native suffered a lower-body injury against the Mammoth and was placed on injured reserve earlier this week.

The forward will miss at least six weeks, which could spell trouble as the Stealth offense failed to muster much in the way of excitement for the 3,362 fans in attendance.

“Do we miss Zywicki? Yes, we do,” Stealth head coach Chris Hall said. “But we’ve got depth here and the depth has got to start doing a better job.”

Washington added forward Craig Conn to the roster last Wednesday. Conn had one assist and picked up five loose balls in the loss.

For more:  http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110114/SPORTS/701149751