Daily Archives: March 23, 2012

NCAA Lacrosse: Chapman Women’s Lacrosse Makes Move To NCAA Div III After Successful WCLA Seasons

"One thing about our men's and women's lacrosse programs at Chapman, even though they are club, they have already been under the umbrella of the athletic department. We've always kind of treated them as if they were a varsity sport." Doug Aiken, Director of Sports Information

The Chapman women’s lacrosse team’s transition to NCAA Division III will mean both business as usual and big changes for an upstart program that won the US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) Division II national championship last season.

The Panthers (7-2) are currently ranked No. 9 in this week’s WCLA Division I poll. Chapman moved to Division I this year after an undefeated Division II campaign in 2011. Next year it will be an NCAA Division III varsity program, as the university makes the eagerly-awaited move to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC).

“I’m excited to go Division III, but at the same time I’ve always respected club and I don’t think people give enough respect to club,” Chapman coach Brian Eisenberg said. “At Chapman, we’ve been really fortunate to have a good club experience and I’m respectful of that.”

Eisenberg said the biggest changes for the program will come in scheduling, recruiting, fundraising and the financial burden on players. They no longer will need to pay dues to play, but the team will still raise money to travel to tournaments and away games.

As a club team, Chapman has far greater flexibility in scheduling than it will once it joins the SCIAC, and the program will have to conform to NCAA rules regarding recruiting and other aspects of the sport both on and off the field.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_women/club/2011-12/news/032312_chapman_womens_lacrosse_on_the_move_again

MCLA Lacrosse Releases Latest “We’re Everywhere” Campaign Video Entitled “Eusa Roam”

A melting pot of teams land in the newest video entitled “Eusa Roam” in the MCLA’s We’re Everywhere campaign.

NCAA Lacrosse: #2 Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse Faces #1 Virginia On March 24 (Video)

The Game: Second-ranked Johns Hopkins (7-0) hits the road for a key midseason matchup at top-ranked Virginia (8-0).

Last Time Out: Johns Hopkins improved to 7-0 with an 11-7 victory over then sixth-ranked Syracuse at Homewood Field last Saturday. Virginia erased an early 6-1 deficit and knocked off Ohio State, 11-9, in Columbus.

Series History: Johns Hopkins and Virginia are meeting for the 85th time in a series that dates to a 9-0 Johns Hopkins victory in 1904. The Blue Jays lead the series 55-28-1 and won last season, 12-11, at Homewood Field. A complete series history can be found at the back of this week’s note packet.

These are the Facts: Johns Hopkins enters this week’s game against Virginia with an all-time record of 919-294-15 (.754). The Blue Jays own nine NCAA titles, 29 USILA titles and six ILA titles for a total of 44 national championships.

Game Number 175: This week’s game at Virginia will the 175th for Dave Pietramala as the head coach at Johns Hopkins. He sports a 133-41 (.764) record since taking over in 2001.

NCAA Lacrosse: Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse Defeated Ohio State 8-7 On March 21

The No. 6 Notre Dame men's lacrosse team captured an 8-7 win over Ohio State on Wednesday afternoon at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Senior midfielder Max Pfeifer scored two goals for the Fighting Irish, while junior goalie John Kempmade 17 saves. Notre Dame (5-1) never trailed in the contest en route to its fourth straight victory. After Ohio State trimmed the Irish lead to one (7-6) with 2:22 remaining in regulation, Notre Dame's Liam O'Connorwon the ensuing faceoff and scored to push the Irish lead back to two. That was the first career goal for the Irish sophomore. Ohio State (3-5) made it a one-goal game with 19 seconds remaining on a Reegan Comeault tally. The Buckeyes then won the faceoff, but Fighting Irish senior defenseman Kevin Randall forced a turnover and his teammate Tyler Andersenpicked up the ground ball to preserve the Irish victory. This was Notre Dame's fifth straight one-goal decision. The Irish are 4-1 in those contests. It is the first time in program history that Notre Dame has played five consecutive one-goal games.