Daily Archives: October 5, 2011

National High School Boys Lacrosse: ESPN Ranks “Top 100” Players Which Includes Three Western Players From California (2) And Colorado In Top 30

1 Case Matheis Darien (Darien, Conn.) A Duke
2 Will McNamara Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.) M Virginia
3 Patrick Kelly Calvert Hall (Baltimore, Md.) A North Carolina
4 Spencer Parks St. Paul’s (Brooklandville, Md.) M North Carolina
5 Ryan Palasek Rocky Point (Rocky Point, N.Y.) D Syracuse
6 Jordan Cunningham Lovett School (Atlanta, Ga.) LSM Denver
7 Mikey Morris Salisbury School (Salisbury, Conn.) A Johns Hopkins
8 Mike Tagliaferri San Ramon Valley (Danville, Calif.) A North Carolina
9 Bobby Duvnjak Manhasset (Manhasset, N.Y.) D Harvard
10 Luke Aaron Deerfield Academy (Deerfield, Mass.) G Duke
11 Timothy Stackpole St. Anthony’s (South Huntington, N.Y.) LSM Army
12 Devin Dwyer Garden City (Garden City, N.Y.) A Harvard
13 James Pannell Smithtown West (Smithtown, N.Y.) A Virginia
14 Tyler Avallone Mendham (Mendham, N.J.) G Syracuse
15 Brad Lott Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) F/O Michigan
16 Steven Pontrello St. Augustine Prep (Richland, N.J.) M North Carolina
17 Connor Frisina Conestoga (Berwyn, Pa.) A Delaware
18 Deemer Class Loyola-Blakefield (Towson, Md.) A Duke
19 Matt Florence Kent Denver (Englewood, Colo.) A Virginia
20 Ahmed Iftikhar Detroit Country Day (Beverly Hills, Mich.) G Undecided
21 Wes Faulkenberry Dublin Jerome (Dublin, Ohio) LSM Ohio State
22 Eddie Morris Malvern Prep (Malvern, Pa.) D Johns Hopkins
23 Brent Armstrong St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Alexandria, Va.) F/O North Carolina
24 Patric Berkery Garden City (Garden City, N.Y.) M Pennsylvania
25 Connor Reed Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) M Johns Hopkins
26 Tanner Scales Salisbury School (Salisbury, Conn.) D Virginia
27 Brendan Gaughan La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, Calif.) A Michigan
28 Daniel Marino Garden City (Garden City, N.Y.) G Virginia
29 Jake Matthai Gilman (Baltimore, Md.) M North Carolina
30 Warner Bailey Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.) D Georgetown

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: NCAA Rules Committee To Review “30-Second Shot On Cage After Stall Warning” And “60-Second Clock” Rules At Scrimmages This Weekend; Intent Is To Increase Speed Of Play


Two scrimmages set for this weekend will be played under different experimental rule sets with the aim of increasing the pace of play. Both games will be filmed for evaluation by the rules committee.

Among the rules being tested in Saturday’s scrimmage between Georgetown and Maryland-Baltimore County, a team must attempt an on-cage shot within 30 seconds of being issued a stall warning. The shot must result in a goal, a save, a rebound or hit the pipe. If a shot goes out of bounds or an attempt is not made in 30 seconds, the defense will be awarded the ball.

Other rules aimed at limiting live-ball substitutions and advancing the ball more quickly from the defensive half to the attack box also will also be tried.

A scrimmage Sunday between North Carolina and Ohio State in Towson, Md., will feature an experimental shot clock — 60 seconds in the first half and 75 seconds in the second.

“We are taking an open-minded approach to this,” UMBC coach Don Zimmerman, who serves as secretary/editor for the lacrosse committee, said in an article posted on ncaa.org. “We will have our teams practice with these rules leading up to the scrimmage to get used to the rules. We want to see if the kids have fun playing under the new rules, because ultimately the game is theirs.”

Hall of Fame coach Dick Edell, who says he watches the game as a fan since his 2001 retirement from Maryland, likes the idea of experimentation.

“There are four constituencies involved here — the players, the officials, the coaches and the people in the stands,” he says. “You shouldn’t make any changes without trying them out first so all those constituencies can weigh in, so this is good.”

For more:  http://tucsoncitizen.com/usa-today-sports/2011/10/04/scrimmages-used-as-test-for-rules-changes/

NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Michigan Men’s Lacrosse Fall Opener Against Providence On Oct 2

U-M took on Providence in its fall scrimmage opener. The first-year varsity Wolverines took the Friars to overtime before falling 11-10.