Daily Archives: April 11, 2012

“Lacrosse Magazine April 2012” Issue Features Duke Women’s Lacrosse Sr. Attacker Emma Hamm, NLL’s Philadelphia Wings And Harvard Lacrosse


COVER STORY: Magnetic Force Emma Hamm sees things you don’t. After another rash of early-season injuries, Duke needs the Tewaaraton Award candidate’s galvanizing powers more than ever. “She’s so deceptive, which makes her impossible to guard,” said Maryland midfielder Karri Ellen Johnson, who played with Hamm on the gold medal-winning 2007 U.S. Under-19 team. “She’s a force to be reckoned with, and she does it in her own Emma fashion.” By Clare Lochary

Hard Knocks NLL Style The Philadelphia Wings want to be the quintessential American franchise in the National Lacrosse League, but that means reconditioning former NCAA stars in the box lacrosse mold — a pursuit Ned Crotty and Matt Danowski know all too well. By Joel Censer

Commotio Cordis The Feb. 7 passing of 12-year-old Tyler Kopp of Rochester, N.Y., following an injury he sustained while playing lacrosse five days earlier shocked his family and friends, and it saddened the national lacrosse community. We take a look at the rare phenomenon that likely caused it — commotio cordis — and the importance of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), as US Lacrosse responds to this growing safety concern. By Paul Krome

The Big Three Only defending NCAA champion Virginia has as many prospects on the Finland-bound U.S. Under-19 men’s national team as Harvard, which says something about the momentum building in Cambridge. Learn about Stephen Jahelka, Sean Mahon and Daniel Eipp. By Chris R. Vaccaro

Your Edge Denver attackman Mark Matthews shares his Canadian trade secrets on finishing from the right side and Georgetown middie Sophie Thomas shows her split dodge.

NCAA Lacrosse On TV: “2012 ESPNU Warrior Classic” On April 14 Features #17 Syracuse Vs Rutgers And #9 North Carolina Vs Hofstra


The ESPNU Warrior Classic makes its debut in the Tar Heel State on April 14 with No. 17 Syracuse facing Rutgers and No. 9 North Carolina playing Hofstra. The college lacrosse doubleheader will take place at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Both games — featuring six returning All-Americans and two teams that combined have won 14 national championships — will be broadcast on ESPNU.

Syracuse-Rutgers (11 a.m. ET)

The Orange entered the 2011 NCAA championship tournament as the top-seeded team with 15 wins and one loss. But after rolling over Siena in the opening round, they were upset by unseeded Maryland in the quarterfinals, ending their hopes of winning the program’s 11th national title. The Scarlet Knights got off to a 5-1 start but lost eight straight before winning their last game of the season, against Providence. They finished with a 6-9 record that led to the dismissal of coach Jim Stagnitta.

Syracuse key players: JoJo Marasco (Jr., M); Tommy Palasek (Sr., A); Bobby Eilers (Sr., M); Derek Maltz (So., A); Ricky Buhr (So., M/FO); Matt Lerman (So., GK); Brian Megill (Jr., D)

Rutgers key players: Scott Klimchak (So., A); Will Mangan (Sr., M); Duncan Clancy (Jr., A); Mike Diehl (Sr., M); Nick DePaolera (So., A); Jacob Fradkin (Sr., D); Rudy Butler (Jr., GK)

North Carolina-Hofstra (1:30 p.m. ET)

The Tar Heels had a roller coaster 2011 season, highlighted by regular-season wins over Notre Dame, Maryland and Princeton. But in the NCAA tournament opener, the eighth-seeded Tar Heels were upset by Maryland a month after losing to the Terps in the ACC tournament. The Pride started the season 13-1, with wins over Princeton and UMass. But after the hot start, they were upset by Delaware in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament semifinals and followed that with a seven-goal loss to Johns Hopkins in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

North Carolina key players: Nicky Galasso (So., A); Jimmy Dunster (Sr., M); Marcus Holman (Jr., A); R.G. Keenan (So., M); Charlie McComas (Sr., D); Kieran McDonald (Jr., D); Jimmy Bitter (Fr., A); Joey Sankey (Fr., A)

Hofstra key players: Andrew Gvozden (Sr., GK); Ian Braddish (Jr., M); Adrian Sorichetti (Jr., M); Brad Loizeaux (Sr., M); Lance Yapor (So., A); Cody Solaja (Jr., D); Corey Caputo (Jr., D); John Antoniades (Jr., M/FO)

Western High School Lacrosse: “Lacrosse Magazine” Ranks Kent Denver (CO) Boys Lacrosse #1 Followed By St. Ignatius Prep (CA), Palos Verdes (CA), Issaquah (WA) And Arapahoe (CO)


1. Kent Denver (Colo.), 4-0 The Sun Devils are getting ready to tackle the toughest portion of their schedule with one of the most talented teams in the history of their program. Matt Florence (Virginia, U.S U19 team) continues to lead the offense and had two goals in a 12-2 victory over rival Denver East.

2. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 12-0 The Wildcats have continued to pile up wins with a starting lineup filled with NCAA Division I talent. Joe Lang had six goals and JW McGovern (Yale) scored five in a 17-6 victory over Rancho Bernardo, before knocking off rival De La Salle, 14-5, on Thursday.

3. Palos Verdes (Calif.), 10-1 The Sea Kings remain undefeated against all West Coast competition. Coach Jimmy Borell recently took the team on a trip to his native Virginia, where he starred at Lake Braddock High. Palos Verdes was a goal short in games against Westfield and Langley.

4. Issaquah (Wash.), 7-0 The Eagles have managed to stay unbeaten despite missing up to six players for various reasons. However, coach Brandon Fortier said the recent impressive run — three quality wins over Mercer Island, Bellevue and Skyline — has been due to three factors: finally having everyone healthy and eligible has allowed the team to be at full strength and gel; great senior leadership from Ben Director, Kole Lindor and Austin Richert; and, the team’s conditioning.

5. Arapahoe (Colo.), 5-0 The Warriors have served notice as being not only one of the teams to beat in Colorado, but in the entire West Coast. Coach Guy Cerasoli has his team fully-prepared for each game and he thinks his team’s experience will keep them ready for the brunt of a tough league schedule. “Overall, this senior class and the level of competition across all schools in Colorado is among the best over the years,” Cerasoli said. “However it all shakes out, it will be truly entertaining to watch.”

6. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 10-0 The Mavericks put themselves in the driver’s seat for a CIF San Diego Section title with a huge 9-7 victory over archrival Torrey Pines — a team that beat them in last year’s semifinals. That loss ended La Costa Canyon’s eight-year streak of reaching the conference championship. Sophomore Cameron Ziegler delivered the decisive goal in the final seconds, but the two teams will likely meet again in the post-season.

7. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 9-1 The Falcons opened the season with nine victories before losing to La Costa Canyon in a rivalry game. Torrey Pines will continue to be a force in the post-season as long as Sean Doyle (Cornell) and Lucas Gradinger (Maryland) continue to dominate on offense.

8. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 7-2 The Bruins had an impressive trip to Baltimore to take on some of the top teams in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A conference. Cherry Creek fell to powerhouse Loyola, 8-3, lost to Severn, 5-3, but then knocked off St. Paul’s, 8-7, in overtime. Coach Bryan Perry said prior to the St. Paul’s game the biggest challenge facing his team was to find some extra scoring punch and his players responded.

9. San Ramon Valley (Calif.), 7-1 The Wolves have endured a tough stretch of their schedule while battling some injuries, including one to one of their top attackman, Patrick Worstell, who is headed to Syracuse. Michael Tagliaferri (US U19 team) has been dominant with several multi-goal games to keep San Ramon Valley in the hunt for a conference title.

10. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 10-0 The Sea Kings won their seventh consecutive “Battle of the Bay” with a 10-4 victory over Newport Harbor. Corona del Mar will have a serious challenge with upcoming games against Menlo, Marin Catholic and Bellarmine Prep. “We have a string of five big games in a row,” coach G.W. Mix said.

NCAA Lacrosse: Preview Of NBC Sports Network’s “Notre Dame Lacrosse: Inside The Walls Of Arlotta” (Video)


A sneak inside the walls of Notre Dame’s Arlotta Stadium, home of Head Coach Kevin Corrigan’s Men’s Lacrosse Team for an insider’s look a the values that define the program.
…and be sure to tune into NBC Sports Network at 3pm Saturday, April 14 the for the world premiere of “Notre Dame Lacrosse: Inside the Walls of Arlotta.”

NCAA Div II Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Dominican Men’s Lacrosse 13-9 Win Over Colorado Mesa On March 30


The Dominican University Penguins take on the Colorado Mesa University Mavericks in a WILA conference game in Marin County California.  This is a growing rivalry game and the Penguins look to take down the first place Mavericks.  CMU goes out to an early 3 goal lead before Dominican’s offense gets untracked and ties the game in the third quarter.  The teams swap leads until Dominican pulls away late in the game for a 13-9 win.