Daily Archives: March 12, 2013

Lacrosse On TV: ESPN Lacrosse Schedule Features #3 Denver Men’s Lacrosse Hosting #4 Notre Dame On March 16; # 17 Duke At #8 North Carolina And #5 Johns Hopkins At #7 Syracuse On March 13,16

ESPN Lacrosse

ESPN’s college lacrosse schedule for the next week includes a pair of top 10 matchups Saturday, including No. 4 Notre Dame at No. 3 Denver at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Whitman’s Sampler Mile High Lacrosse Classic in Denver. The game will be shown live on ESPN3 and will run on tape delay Monday, March 18, at 12:30 a.m. on ESPNU and WatchESPN. Also Saturday, No. 5 John’s Hopkins will face No. 7 Syracuse at 1 p.m. on ESPNU and WatchESPN.

Wed, Mar 13 7:30 p.m. No. 17 Duke at No. 8 North Carolina
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
Sat, Mar 16 1 p.m. No. 5 Johns Hopkins at No. 7 Syracuse
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
Rutgers at St. John’s ESPN3
4 p.m. Whitman’s Sampler Mile High Lacrosse Classic (Denver, Colo.): No. 10 Loyola (Md.) vs. Air Force
Mark Dixon & Jamie Munro
6:30 p.m.$ Whitman’s Sampler Mile High Lacrosse Classic (Denver, Colo.): No. 4 Notre Dame vs. No. 3 Denver
Mark Dixon & Jamie Munro
Sun, Mar 17 noon Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic (Flushing, N.Y.): Holy Cross vs. Navy
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
3 p.m. Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic (Flushing, N.Y.): Michigan vs. Colgate
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra

$ – tape delayed on Monday, March 18 at 12:30 a.m. on ESPNU / WatchESPN

Women’s College Lacrosse Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Networks
Wed, Mar 13 5:30 p.m. No. 8 Georgetown at No. 10 Johns Hopkins
Mark Dixon & Courtney Martinez-Connor

NCAA Lacrosse: USC Women’s Lacrosse (4-4) Hosts Temple And Marquette On March 13, 16

USC Women's Lacrosse vs Temple and Marquette

The USC women’s lacrosse team (4-4, 2-1 MPSF) returns from four straight road games to host a pair of non-conference matchups, this week, at McAlister Field. The Women of Troy welcome Temple (4-1) for a Wednesday afternoon bout and will take on fellow first-year program Marquette (2-3) on Saturday.
After opening the year with four games at home, the Trojans went on the road for the next four and came back from two different road trips with split decisions. Most recently, USC went to Northern California and claimed a 12-7 win over UC Davis before dropping a tough 17-12 game at 18th-ranked Stanford.
USC is 2-2 in home games but is 2-1 at McAlister Field and has won its last two in a row with home-field advantage. The Trojans outscored Presbyterian, 24-4, and claimed a big 17-8 win over Saint Mary’s College in their home league opener.
Freshman attack/midfield Caroline de Lyra has been on a tear of late and leads the Trojans with 28 goals, this season. She has also dished out 21 assists and tops the team ranks with 49 points. Freshman midfield Amanda Johansen led USC with five goals against the Aggies, last weekend, and imposes her will in the center circle to the tune of 51 draw controls, this year.
The Trojans rely on a balanced scoring attack as freshman Caroline Cordrey has posted 19 goals, this season, with six assists and freshman midfield Paige Bonomi has racked up 18 goals and three assists.
In the cage, freshman Liz Shaeffer has come up with 72 saves in her eight games while USC’s defensive unit is guided by Courtney Tarleton who leads the way with 24 ground balls and 14 draw controls. Fellow freshman defense Kelsey Dreyer has 16 ground-ball pick-ups.

USC Women's Lacrosse


NCAA Lacrosse: Cal Berkeley Women’s Lacrosse (2-2) Faces Iona And Virginia Tech On Mar 13,16

Cal Berkeley Women's Lacrosse vs Iona and Virginia Tech

Some home cooking was just what the doctor ordered for the California lacrosse team’s sluggish offensive start to the 2013 season. After scoring a combined 10 goals in the first two games of the season, the Golden Bears scored 18 goals in back-to-back games in wins over Saint Mary’s and UC Davis last week at Memorial Stadium. Cal will try to extend the offensive outburst this week against Iona and Virginia Tech to wrap up its four-game homestand. Cal and Iona will meet on Wednesday, March 13, at 3 p.m. at Memorial Stadium and will face Virginia Tech on Saturday, March 16, at 4 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.
A Look at the 2013 Golden Bears
• Cal defeated Saint Mary’s 18-9 and UC Davis 18-12 in the first two games played at Memorial Stadium since 2010 last week.
• For the third time in her career, Megan Takacs scored six goals in one game, and now has 10 goals on the year, which is tied for the team lead. Takacs’ 30 shots leads the MPSF Conference.
• Takacs is tied for the team lead in goals with sophomore Gaby Christman, a player whom head coach Ginger Miles predicted to have a breakout season in 2013. Christman notched five goals vs. Saint Mary’s and added three more vs. UC Davis. She has converted on all five of her free-position attempts, which ranks second in the MPSF.
• Earlier in the week against Saint Mary’s, Melissa Humphrey notched a career-high six assists for the second time in her career and the second straight time against the Gaels. Humphrey tied her own single-game school record in the process. Humphrey scored four goals against UC Davis to make her the current leader on the team in points with 12.
• Cal defeated Saint Mary’s, 18-9, and UC Davis, 18-12. The last time the Bears posted 18 goals in back-to-back contests was last season when they defeated Detroit and San Diego State both by the score of 18-9. Cal scored a season-high 18 goals four times last year.

Scouting Iona
• This will be the first-ever meeting between Cal and Iona
• The 2-3 Gaels have seen their last two contests go into overtime – a double OT loss vs. Quinnipiac and triple OT win vs. Cincinnati
• Kylie Gregory is Iona leading scorer with 18 points (13 goals, 5 assists)
• Mary Kate McCormick has posted 14 draw controls and six ground balls with her 9 points (6 goals, 3 assists)
• Goalie Maria Ortiz boasts a save percentage of .436 and a GAA of 10.42 – 34 saves, 44 goals against

Scouting Virginia Tech
• The 3-4 Hokies have lost two of their last three matches
• Virginia Tech and Cal have only met once before, a victory for the Hokies in 2000
• Megan Will leads VT in points (18) and goals (14)
• Meg Bartley currently boasts 28 draw controls and 7 ground balls
• Goalie Alex Gale currently has a season save percentage of .392 and a GAA of 15.66 – 38 saves, 59 goals against



NCAA Lacrosse: MPSF Women’s Lacrosse Conference Releases Latest Standings And Weekly Schedule Featuring Florida At Oregon On March 16


MPSF Women's Lacrosse Release march 11 2013

NCAA Lacrosse: Latest IWLCA Coaches Poll Ranks Maryland Women’s Lacrosse #1 Followed By Florida, North Carolina, Northwestern And Syracuse


Who’s Hot?
Notre Dame (+2): The two spot move up the poll was the largest upward trend of the week, but that probably has as much to do with Virginia, Georgetown and Loyola each losing last week.
Who’s Not?
Towson (-3): The Tigers are 1-4, but are still getting repsect from coaches, who can’t discredit Towson for losses to North Carolina, Georgetown, Loyola and Syracuse.
Who’s New?
Navy (20): The poll was compiled before Navy’s 15-12 loss to Northwestern on Monday but, if anything, the competitive game validated Navy’s presence in the Top 20.


NCAA Women's Lacrosse


Lacrosse On Television: “Fox Sports 1” Launches Biggest New Cable Sports Network On Aug 17 And Will Air “2014 ECAC Men’s Lacrosse Tournament” And Potential “Game Of the Week” Series

Fox Sports 1 Network ECAC Lacrosse Coverage

FOX Sports Media Group has signed a contract to televise ECAC Lacrosse.
The deal, announced Tuesday, will have the ECAC Lacrosse tournament from Hobart College on FOX Sports Networks (FSN. The semifinals will be on Thursday, May 2, at 5 and 8 p.m., and the championship at 5 p.m. The games will also be available on FUEL TV and FOX College Sports.
Beginning next year, the ECAC Lacrosse tournament will air on FOX Sports 1, FSMG’s new national sports network set to launch in August. FSMG will also have the opportunity to televise a new ‘Game of the Week’ series.
The ECAC Lacrosse league is comprised of Air Force, Bellarmine, Denver, Fairfield, Hobart, Loyola (Md.), Ohio State and Michigan.

2013 ECAC Lacrosse Media_Guide


NCAA Lacrosse: Weekly ECAC Men’s Lacrosse Players Of The Week Awards Announced


MCLA Div II Lacrosse: Latest Poll Ranks St. Thomas Men’s Lacrosse #1 Followed By Westminster, St. John’s (MN), Concordia (CA) And Dayton


As expected, Westminster assumed the No. 2 spot in the polls after they rocked formerly No. 5 North Dakota State in Colorado and Grand Valley State lost its first two games of the season in Florida. The Griffins only have one major test in Division II remaining — an April 6 date with No. 4 Concordia (Calif.) — meaning they could be in the second chair for a while.
Who’s Hot
Florida Gulf Coast (+8): The Eagles were the biggest mover of the week after taking down Grand Valley State and then routing two Texas teams.
Sam Houston State (+4): It was a critical trip to Florida for the Bearkats, and they delivered, bouncing both Elon and SCAD, with a meeting with PBA on Tuesday.
Who’s Not
Grand Valley State (-7): It was a slow start to the season for the Lakers with a pair of losses, but they rebounded adequately to stay in the Top 10.
Western Washington (-5): The Vikings enjoyed the weather in Florida, but they went 1-3 on the trip, although all three were against ranked foes.

MCLA Div II Poll


MCLA Lacrosse: Latest Coaches Poll Features Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse Ranked #1 Followed By BYU, Stanford, Colorado And Chapman


This week’s poll welcomes a pair of neophytes. Oregon State gets out from behind the shadow of the Ducks and enters this week at No. 20 while Grand Canyon, which played in Division II last spring, not only breaks into the rankings, but hurdles Davenport — another program making the jump — setting up this weekend’s throwdown between the ‘Lopes and Panthers.
The top four stayed the same while Chapman finally got the bump it deserved a week late from the ASU road win and checks in at No. 5. After a rivarly game against Wisconsin, Duluth gains admittance to the Top 10, setting up this weekend’s critical games with No. 11 Michigan State and No. 1 Colorado State in Chicago.
Who’s Hot
Boston College (+6): The Eagles didn’t get the bump last week with the Texas win coming after the polls closed. They got it this week.
Georgia (+6): America’s favorite grinders keep churning up the charts. Next big test appears to be No. 17 Georgia in a huge rivalry game.
Who’s Not
Buffalo (-7): As expected, the retooled offense struggled against a stingy Georgia Tech backline. Bulls get Clemson Wednesday.
Simon Fraser (Out): The Clansmen are on the outside looking in this week, but they could find redemption vs. Virginia Tech Tuesday.
Who’s New
Oregon State: The Beavers crack the big board after handling Sonoma State over the weeknd. They should be 11-2 heading into the Oregon game.
Grand Canyon: After lurking in the ‘receiving votes’ bin for several weeks, the ‘Lopes get their chance. Just in time for BYU to come calling.