Monthly Archives: January 2012

Major League Lacrosse: The “2012 MLL All-Star Game” Will Be Played On June 30 In Boca Raton, FL (Video)

Chantel McCabe catches up with MLL Commissioner David Gross to get his thoughts on the 2012 MLL All-Star Game. Casey Powell and Tony Lowe also check-in to tell us all about “The MLL All-Star Experience with Casey Powell and Tony Lowe.”

NCAA Lacrosse: Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Loses To Team USA 16-6 In US Lacrosse Champion Challenge Exhibition On Jan 29

Northwestern tested its mettle against arguably the best women's lacrosse team in the world on Sunday, falling 16-6 to Team USA in exhibition play at the U.S. Lacrosse Champion Challenge in Orlando, Fla.

 The matchup presented a chance for the current ‘Cats to go up against a number of former Northwestern greats, who combined to score eight of Team USA’s 16 goals.

The Wildcats, who shook off a slow start and eventually found their rhythm to the tune five second-half goals, were led in scoring by Amanda Macaluso’s two goals and one assist. Senior goalkeeper Brianne LoMantoplayed the full 60 minutes in the net and made 11 saves. .

“It’s obviously a lot to handle, they have unbelievable players top to bottom,” said NU head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller of Team USA. “We did a nice job battling and we did some good things defensively. It was just some little things that cost us — ground ball battles, turnovers toward the beginning. We just have to keep working on those things before the season.”

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MCLA Lacrosse: Video Preview Of The University Of Tennessee Men’s Lacrosse 2012 Season

National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth Is NLL’s Only Unbeaten Team At 4-0 In Their Best Start Since 2005

The Colorado Mammoth remain the NLL’s only unbeaten team through Week 4 and retain the top spot in the power rankings.

The Mammoth (4-0) got three goals and four assists from league scoring leader John Grant Jr. in a 14-11 win over the Rochester Knighthawks last Saturday night. It’s the best start by Colorado since 2005, when they won their first five games.

Coach Bob Hamley’s team will try to match that Saturday when they face the Edmonton Rush at the Pepsi Center. The game is set to begin at 9 p.m. ET and can be seen on the NLL Network at

John Grant Jr. had three goals and four assists, pushing his league-leading point total to 37, as the Mammoth topped the Knighthawks 14-11 on Saturday night. Grant, who played 10 seasons with Rochester, told that this matchup held special meaning for him.

“I was looking forward to this game a little too badly,” he said. “It’s a team I played 10 years with and I owe a lot to the organization. I really wanted a win in this barn and we got it.”

Colorado remains the only unbeaten team in the league and will play three of its next four at the Pepsi Center, considered one of the most raucous arenas in the NLL.

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Lacrosse In The Military: “Navy SEALS” Have Benefitted From Skills Learned Playing Lacrosse (Video)

Lacrosse is a sport that has produced successful BUD/S candidates. The skill sets learned in lacrosse such as pain tolerance and mental toughness translate well over to Navy SEAL training.

MCLA Div II Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Occidental Men’s Lacrosse 11-10 Victory Over Pepperdine On Jan 28

Pepperdine takes on Occidental College in Los angeles in an exciting SLC division 2 matchup. A close and exciting game to start off the season.

NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Loses To U.S. Men’s National Lacrosse Team 16-15 In Overtime

Despite an eight-point showing from senior Mark Matthews(Oshawa, Ontario), the University of Denver men’s lacrosse team fell 16-15 in overtime to the U.S. National Team on Sunday afternoon from ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Matthews finished with eight points on four goals and four assists, while fellow senior Patrick Rogers (Portland, Ore.) added five goals. Also scoring for the Pioneers was junior Eric Law (Centennial, Colo.) with three goals and junior Cameron Flint (Georgetown, Ontario) with two goals. Senior Alex Demopoulos (Canton, Conn.) rounded out the scoring with one goal and three assists for four points.

Sophomore Jamie Faus (Lakeville, Conn.) finished with an impressive 14 saves while allowing only 16 goals. The sophomore faced 64 shots.

Kevin Leveille led the U.S. National Team with five goals and one assist, while Chazz Woodson finished with three goals and an assist. Goalkeeper Drew Adams made 11 saves and allowed eight goals in 34 minutes of action.

After the United States’ Matt Stiebel opened the scoring just three minutes into the action with an unassisted goal, DU’s Law scored with 9:53 on the clock off a pass from Matthews. Matthews found the back of the net less than two minutes later off a pass from Law and the Pioneers tool a 2-1 advantage. Denver extended its lead to 3-1 with 6:38 left to play as Law scored a man-up goal off a pass from Matthews.

USA answered 37 seconds later off a goal by Stephen Berger and then tied the game at 3-3 with 3:52 left to play in the quarter.

Both teams exchanged two goals apiece to open the second quarter. It wasn’t until the 5:15 mark that the U.S. took the advantage off a goal by Max Seibald. Berger gave the U.S. team a two-goal cushion with 4:39 to play.

Demopoulos scored for Denver with 2:02 remaining, but the U.S. had two goals from Woodson to take a 9-6 lead with 1:26 before the half. Flint cut the deficit to two goals with a goal with 12 second left on the clock.

Denver outscored the U.S. 5-3 in the third quarter to tie the game at 12-12 with goals from Matthews, Flint, Rogers (2) and Law. The U.S. took a two-goal lead within the first three minutes of action of the fourth quarter, and then after a goal by Matthews, took a 15-13 lead off a goal by Leveille with 10:23 left. Rogers scored the Pioneers’ final two goals to send the game into overtime.

Leveille scored the game-winner with 1:11 left in extra time to give the U.S. team the 16-15 win.

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National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth (4-0) Defeat Rochester Knighthawks 14-11 Jan 28

Grant led an offensive onslaught in the first half and the Mammoth held off a Rochester Knighthawks rally in the second half as Colorado won 14-11 on Saturday night at Pepsi Center.

It doesn’t take much for John Grant Jr. to get up for most games, but the Colorado Mammoth alternate captain was especially anxious for tonight’s game against the Rochester Knighthawks.

“I was looking forward to this game a little too badly,” said Grant. “It is a team I played 10 years with and I owe a lot to the organization. I really wanted this win in this barn and we got it.”

The Mammoth remains undefeated on the season and has a two-game lead in the NLL West Division over the Calgary Roughnecks. Colorado’s 4-0 start is its best to begin a season since 2008 when the team won its first five contests.

Grant, who had a game-high seven points, was one of three Mammoth players who finished with three goals – joining Sean Pollock and Jamie Lincoln.

Coming into the game, Lincoln was a bit under the weather, but you couldn’t tell as he finished with his second hat trick at home this season.

“It seems like most times when people are sick and are not feeling well, they have really good games and that is what I was hoping for,” Lincoln said. “It is hard to worry about a stomach ache when you have a lot of fans in the building.”

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National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth Lose 16-5 To Edmonton Rush To Fall To 0-3

The Washington Stealth suffered its worst loss since 2009 tonight, falling 16-5 to the Edmonton Rush (1-1) at the Comcast Arena. The loss drops the Stealth to 0-3 for the first time in team history, dating back to 2000 when the team was created as the Albany Attack.

The Rush took control of the game from the onset, scoring the first three goals of the game in the opening two minutes of action. They went on to score the first five goals of the game. The Stealth showed some signs of life late in the first quarter, as offseason acquisitions Dean Hill and Kyle Ross netted the first goals of their respective Stealth careers, but the Rush held a firm 6-2 advantage after the opening fifteen minutes.

The Stealth would only muster two more goals in the second stanza as Lewis Ratcliff and Curtis Hodgson found the back of the net. Ratcliff’s was the lone power play goal on the night for the Stealth on four chances.

The Rush continued to pull away with five goals in the second quarter, including a marker by former Stealth forward Tom Johnson, who finished the night with two goals and three assists against his former team. Corey Small notched a pair in the quarter, giving him a first half hat trick. The Rush held an 11-4 lead at the halftime break.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of The “2011 San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic” Featuring Denver Men’s Lacrosse Vs Harvard With Proceeds Benefitting “Bay Area Youth Sports Foundation” (Bays)

The San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic, a NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse game between Harvard and University of Denver, was held in San Francisco on October 8, 2011. All proceeds from the event benefit the Bay Area Youth Sports Foundation (BAYS), which supports programs that create opportunities and increase access for low-income children in the San Francisco Bay Area to participate in organized sports and education programs.