Daily Archives: September 13, 2013

NCAA Lacrosse: Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Releases 2013 Fall Ball Schedule Featuring Cal Berkeley, Navy Fall Invitational, U.S. Women’s National Team, Towson And Alumnae Game


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The Stanford women’s lacrosse team will play the 2013 World Cup champion United States national team in a game that will be aired live on ESPN3 on Oct. 13.
The game highlights the Cardinal’s fall schedule, released Friday. Stanford plays host to California in a fall opener Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. before traveling to Maryland for the Navy Fall Invitational (Oct. 12) and the U.S. contest at Towson University.

Stanford Women's Lacrosse 2013 Fall Ball Schedule

The game against Stanford is one of four the U.S. will play over the Oct. 12-13 weekend, all against 2013 NCAA tournament teams. The others are Navy, Georgetown, and Towson. Last year, Stanford played host to the U.S. team. One connection between the two: Stanford head coach Amy Bokker is a U.S. assistant.

Stanford next will return home for its alumnae game (Oct. 19), and the Stanford Play Day, involving six schools in a series of short games on Oct. 26 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  The fall season concludes Nov. 1 with an intrasquad matchup (4 p.m.).

Stanford is coming off a 14-6 season that featured the program’s first NCAA tournament victory – an 8-7 triumph over Notre Dame. Stanford won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament title for the eighth time in nine years.

Stanford’s Rachel Ozer and Anna Kim are returning IWLCA All-Region players and were among six Cardinal named to the All-MPSF team.

Lacrosse Recruiting: “2013 NCAA Div III Women’s Lacrosse Head Coaches Directory”


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NCAA Lacrosse: Florida Women’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring North Carolina, Loyola, Michigan, Syracuse, Dartmouth, Ohio State, Penn State, Johns Hopkins And Northwestern


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The University of Florida lacrosse team and head coach Amanda O’Leary announced its 2014 season schedule, which features 17 regular-season contests, including nine at Donald R. Dizney Stadium, where the Gators went undefeated in 2013.
Florida kicks off the season at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill for the fourth straight year on Feb. 8. The defending national champion Tar Heels own a 3-1 lead in the series, but the Gators won the last matchup, 5-3.
The 2014 ALC Tournament will be hosted by Northwestern from May 1-4 in Evanston, Ill. The NCAA Tournament will begin on May 9 and conclude in Towson, Md., with the semifinals and championship games on May 23 and 25, respectively.

Florida Women's Lacrosse 2014 Schedule

NCAA Div II Lacrosse: The “2013 NCAA Div II Men’s Lacrosse Championships” Successful Expansion To Eight Teams Reflects “Growth Of Game At Youth And Prep Levels” That Sent A “Higher Number Of Quality Student-Athletes” To Colleges


NCAA Div II“The expansion of the D-II tournament was obviously a success, but why? At its core, the growth of the game at the youth and prep levels has sent a higher amount of quality student-athletes to more and more schools, and the second division has certainly reaped the benefits of it. That’s looking at it more from a macro level, however.”

NCAA Men's Lacrosse“It not only allowed D-II to send its best teams to the tournament in the first year of expansion, but still kept the door wide open for callow programs in the traditional south to progress toward the ultimate goal. When we look back in a decade about the impact of last year’s expansion, it might be less about the fantastic games themselves and more about what it did for the division as a whole.”

When the first-ever Division II quarterfinal games were winding down on May 11, the last question I had about the viability of the second division’s expansion to eight teams was being answered.

by Jac Coyne

by Jac Coyne

I was always for the expansion. That’s not exactly an edgy position – I don’t think I’ve met anyone who isn’t in favor of expanding NCAA lacrosse brackets, regardless of the division. Perhaps a better way to phrase it is I always felt D-II had earned expansion. While the number of sponsored programs didn’t necessarily mandate a larger draw by the NCAA’s math, lacrosse’s middle child deserved to have more than 10 percent of its members represented in a grand total of three postseason games.

My one concern was whether the eight teams would be on roughly the same level or would there be this clear and present gap between both the top and lower seeds. And would the talent divide between traditional powers and emerging programs remain uneven.

Fortunately, the postmortem of the first round showed my fears were unfounded. Two of the games were decided by three goals and two others – including No. 1 south seed Mercyhurst against No. 4 Lake Erie – needed overtime to be settled. Not only did these results, along with the fantastic semifinals and finals that were cumulatively decided by a total of five goals, confirm D-II’s ability to sustain a larger tourney, but even raised the specter of the “P” word.

“What you saw in Division II this year is what you kind of what you see in other divisions as far as the parity,” said Le Moyne head coach Dan Sheehan, who won his fourth crown in ’13. “We were three goals away from going undefeated and probably one goal away from missing the tournament. That shows you that it’s not only at the Division I level that the parity is happening.”

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/DII/2012-13/news/091313_mens_division_ii_fulfills_its_manifest_destiny

NCAA Lacrosse: USC Women’s Lacrosse Head Coch Lindsey Munday In “Strike A Pose” Video


National Lacrosse League: Colorado Mammoth Acquire Top NLL Goal-Scorer Drew Westervelt


Colorado Mammoth Acquire Forward Drew Westervelt

The Colorado Mammoth announced today that the team has acquired forward Drew Westervelt from the Philadelphia Wings. Westervelt, 28, is a dominant right-handed goal-scorer who has tallied 30-plus goals in four of the past five seasons. Colorado gave up two second-round selections in 2013, a first-round pick in 2015, and transition player Ryan Hotaling in the trade while securing a fourth-pick in Monday’s entry draft.
“Drew’s a big, dominant, and strong offensive force in the NLL,” said Mammoth president & general manager Steve Govett. “He has adapted extremely well to the indoor game, and will have a major impact on our offense.”
The Bel Air, Md. native graduated from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2007 as one of the school’s all-time leading scorers. The 6’5” Westervelt is the second-tallest on the Mammoth roster. He has 164 goals and 138 assists in his six-year NLL career, all with Philadelphia.

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