Monthly Archives: May 2013

NCAA Lacrosse: Maryland Women’s Lacrosse Sr. Middie Katie Schwarzmann Named 2013 Tewaaraton Award Winner As Nation’s Top Lacrosse Player

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Senior midfielder Katie Schwarzmann was named the 2013 Tewaaraton Award winner Thursday night at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.
The Sykesville, Md., native is the first two-time Maryland winner and only the third player to do so in award history. The Tewaaraton Award is given annually to honor the nation’s top male and female collegiate lacrosse player for their extraordinary achievements on the field.
And Schwarzmann was certainly extraordinary in 2013.
The three-time IWLCA National Midfielder of the Year was crowned ACC Championship Most Valuable Player for a second consecutive season after guiding Maryland to its fifth-straight ACC title. Schwarzmann was also named ACC Offensive Player of the Year and is one of only three players to earn All-ACC honors four times.
No one in the country filled up a box score as prolifically as Schwarzmann the past two seasons. She tallied 58 goals, 27 assists, 39 ground balls, 19 caused turnovers and 39 draw controls, and was vital to Maryland’s transition game in 2013 as the Terrapins advanced to their fifth consecutive NCAA Final Four.
She ended her career ranked third all-time in both goals (228) and points (304). Schwarzmann earned a degree in business from the University of Maryland earlier this month and is the reigning ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She will compete with the U.S. women’s national team at the World Cup in Canada this summer.

NCAA Lacrosse: Cornell Men’s Lacrosse Sr. Attacker Rob Pannell Named 2013 Tewaaraton Trophy Winner As Nation’s Top Lacrosse Player

Cornell Men's Lacrosse Rob Pannell 2013 Tewaaraton Trophy Winner

Rob Pannell has been named the winner of the 2013 Tewaaraton Trophy, the premier award in collegiate lacrosse, in a ceremony held this evening at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. He becomes the Big Red’s second recipient of the award, joining Max Seibald ’09, and Cornell is now one of four schools to boast multiple Tewaaraton Trophy winners (Duke, Syracuse, UVA).
“It’s a tremendous honor to win such a prestigious award and to be the second Cornellian to win along with my best friend Max Seibald,” said Pannell. “This award really belongs to my team, especially the senior class. It speaks volumes about the great team we had this year and to the success that we had. Without them I would not have received this award tonight. I couldn’t be happier to represent Cornell University and the Cornell Lacrosse family and need to thank everyone that has helped along the way!”
The award is the latest in a long list for Pannell, who was recently named the winner of the USILA Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award, for the Outstanding DI Player of the Year, as well as the Ivy League Player of the Year. He is the first-ever three-time Ivy League Player of the Year in men’s lacrosse and just the fourth player in the history of Division I college lacrosse to be named conference player of the year three times during their career.
The all-time NCAA Division I career points leader (354), Pannell became one of just four Cornell players to earn All-American honors four times during their career when the teams were announced last week. A two-time Tewaaraton Trophy finalist, he has been named first-team All-American for the past three seasons, after earning a third-team selection as a freshman. Pannell is also just the third men’s lacrosse player in the history of the Ivy League to be named a four-time first-team All-Ivy selection.
One of the greatest to ever play the game at Cornell, Pannell has proven to be one of the most consistent players in the country, having registered at least one point in all 72 games of his career. He capped his senior season by ranking third in the nation in points per game (5.67), third overall in assists per game (3.06), and 14th overall in goals per game (2.61).
Pannell finished the 2013 campaign with 102 points, just three off the school record, set by Mike French in 1976. His 55 assists during the season are good for fourth overall in Cornell history, while his 47 goals rank 10th best in a single season.

MCLA Lacrosse: Colorado Men’s Lacrosse Featured In Season #2 Of “Club Ball: Finals 2013” (Video)

Colorado Men’s Lacrosse heads into the post-season in the second to last episode of Club Ball!

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NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse To Join BIG East Lacrosse Conference For 2014 Season

Denver Men's Lacrosse Joins Big East For 2014 Season

The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team will move to the BIG EAST Conference for immediate competition for the 2014 season, it was announced today. Denver will join members Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s and Villanova, as well as Rutgers, who will remain with the league for one season.
“The invitation to join a collective group of universities with such a rich tradition of lacrosse support speaks volumes about the recognition our program has garnered on the national collegiate landscape,” said Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation Peg Bradley-Doppes. “Additionally, the alignment with these institutions certainly fosters our belief in the academic enterprise as they are all considered among the finest in America.”
“In this ever-changing world of college athletic conferences and being only one of two Division I programs out west, the University of Denver lacrosse program must stay at the forefront of opportunities that best serve us, as we move into the future,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “The opportunity to align ourselves with some historically great lacrosse schools in a historically strong conference and to solidify the University of Denver’s annual opportunity to compete for an Automatic Qualifier for the NCAA tournament, has made this an easy move to make.”
“On behalf of the BIG EAST Conference I would like to welcome the University of Denver in the sport of men’s lacrosse,” said Georgetown Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lee Reed. “Coach Tierney and Director Bradley-Doppes have done an incredible job building Denver lacrosse into a premiere program. The addition of a program fresh off consecutive Final Four appearances clearly makes us one of the strongest lacrosse leagues in the country. The combination of the teams from the BIG EAST with Denver as an affiliate member strengthens our brand in lacrosse.”

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NCAA Lacrosse: Behind The Scenes With The North Carolina Women’s Lacrosse Team’s 2013 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Championship (Video)

The UNC Women’s Lacrosse team brought home the program’s first ever National Championship. Go behind the scenes with this all access video.

Major League Lacrosse: MLL Leader Denver Outlaws (4-0) Host Boston Cannons (1-3) On May 31

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Major League Lacrosse: CBS Sports Network Broadcasts 3 Games Live May 31-June 2 (Video)

Major League Lacrosse has 3 Games this week live on CBS Sports Network. Friday May 31st Stephen Berger and the New York Lizards take on Matt Danowski and the Charlotte Hounds at 7:30 pm ET.

On Saturday June 1st Kevin Crowley and the Hamilton Nationals head to Annapolis to take on Kyle Dixon and the Chesapeake Bayhawks in what should me the marquee matchup of the week.

Sunday at 5 pm ET Steele Stanwick and Marcus Holman lead the Ohio Machine against Ned Crotty and the Rochester Rattlers.

High School Lacrosse: “Nike/US Lacrosse West Region Boys Top 10” Features #1 St. Ignatius Prep Followed By Torrey Pines, Arapahoe, St. Margaret’s Episcopal And La Costa Canyon

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When the playoff brackets for the San Diego Section Open Division championship were revealed, it became fairly obvious that Torrey Pines and La Costa Canyon were on a collision for another championship matchup.
The seedings held true as top-seeded Torrey Pines knocked off rival and second-seeded La Costa Canyon 7-5 in the title game. The Falcons have won six section titles in the past 12 years – one better than La Costa Canyon.
The teams split their regular season games and Torrey Pines avenged a loss to La Costa Canyon in last year’s title game.

1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 21-1

Season Complete: St. Ignatius represented West Coast lacrosse well by participating in the Konica Minolta Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., where they knocked off Seton Hall Prep (N.J.) in overtime. The Wildcats only loss this season was to Chaminade (N.Y.), currently ranked 11th in the Nike/US Lacrosse National High School Boys’ Top 25 Poll.

2. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 17-3

Season Complete: The Falcons capped a remarkable season with a 7-5 victory over La Costa Canyon (Calif.) to win the San Diego Section Open Division championship. The teams split their regular season meetings.

3. Arapahoe (Colo.), 16-3

Season Complete: The Warriors defended their Colorado Class 5A state championship with a 10-7 victory over Cherry Creek. Arapahoe also won state titles in 2009 and 2012.

4. St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.), 21-4

Season Complete: The Tartans had one of their most successful seasons. First, they won the Orange County championship with a 12-8 victory over Corona del Mar. (Calif.) Then, St. Margaret’s beat Harvard-Westlake (Calif.) for the US Lacrosse CIF Southern-Section championship.

5. La Costa Canyon (Calif.), 18-4

Season Complete:The Mavericks fell short of a sixth Division I championship by losing to Torrey Pines in the final. La Costa Canyon still had another solid season and defeated Torrey Pines in the regular season.

6. Bellevue (Wash.), 19-2

The Wolverines play Eastside Catholic (Wash.) in the semifinals of the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship Tournament on May 29. Bellevue is riding a 10-game winning streak and has yet to lose to an in-state opponent.

7. Cherry Creek (Colo.), 13-6

Season Complete:The Bruins fell short in their quest for a state title by losing to defending champion Arapahoe. Cherry Creek entered the tourney as the No. 1 seed and returns a solid core of players to make a deep run next season.

7. Redwood (Calif.), 20-6

Season Complete:The Giants beat Novato (Calif.) 13-7 to win the North Coast Division I championship. Redwood is the first team from Marin County to win the title.

8. Corona del Mar (Calif.), 18-3

Season Complete:The Sea Kings lost 12-7 to St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.) for the Orange County championship. Nonetheless, Corona del Mar continues to be one of the top programs on the West Coast and reload for next season.

9. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 19-3

Season Complete: The Dons lost to La Costa Canton in the semifinals of the CIF San Diego Section Open Division playoffs. The loss snapped a 16-game winning streak and Cathedral Catholic has the talent for another run next season.

10. Regis Jesuit (Colo.), 13-6

Season Complete: The Raiders advanced to the Colorado state semifinals where they lost to eventual champion Arapahoe. Regis Jesuit had a stellar season and will be back in the hunt in 2014.

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“Lacrosse Magazine June 2013” Issue Released Featuring World Cup Preview, Katrina Dowd, Team USA Women’s Lacrosse Team And Albany Men’s Lacrosse Thompson Brothers

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COVER STORY — Special Edition: World Cup Preview
Lacrosse Magazine’s 14-page World Cup preview, featuring Team USA midfielder Kelly Berger, provides a comprehensive look ahead to the games in Oshawa, Ontario, held July 10-20. By Matt DaSilva
Katrina the Explorer
Katrina Dowd has been waiting for years to bring her innovative play to the highest level of the game — the FIL Women’s World Cup. Now, there’s no more waiting. By Clare Lochary
The Team USA Way
Ricky Fried is the first male coach of the U.S. women’s national team. He’s also passionate about lacrosse and about winning the right way. No matter what happens in Oshawa, Fried has already left his imprint. By Justin Feil
From the Longhouse to Homewood
Two distinct lacrosse cultures converged April 5 in Baltimore. On one side, you had upstart Albany and its hard-to-miss attack trio of Lyle, Miles and Ty Thompson. Lyle and Miles have braided ponytails that protrude from their helmets to the back of their jerseys — a visual reminder of the sport’s ancient roots as an Iroquois way of life. On the other side, you had Johns Hopkins, whose Homewood Field could be considered the spiritual center of the modern college game.By Joel Censer
Bridging the Gap
Cristo Rey Jesuit (Md.) High used US Lacrosse’s First Stick Program to build a new program with a great team culture. Read about the Hornets and other programs that have seized their opportunities. By Paul Ohanian
A Winning Thing
Ageless Boston Cannons attackman Ryan Boyle is in his 10th Major League Lacrosse season, and he’s in hot pursuit of his fifth championship ring. By Nathan Maciborski
Your Edge
Learn long pole shooting from pro laxer Kyle Hartzell, and how to protect your stick from Alyssa Leonard, Northwestern’s all-time draws leader.

MCLA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of The UCLA Men’s Lacrosse 2013 Season

Highlights from the 2013 UCLA Men’s Lacrosse season.

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