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NCAA Lacrosse: Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Penn State, North Carolina, Denver, Virginia, Marquette, Ohio State, Syracuse, Duke, Maryland And Army

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If you still need proof of the rapid growth of college lacrosse, look no further than Notre Dame’s 2014 schedule that has the Fighting Irish playing at least 13 games in eight different states.
Not only will the Irish rack up frequent flyer miles, they will do so while competing against some of the top programs in the nation. The slate features seven teams that qualified for last season’s NCAA tournament, including three Championship Weekend participants (Denver, Duke, Syracuse). The program is entering its inaugural Atlantic Coast Conference campaign and five of the six teams that comprise the league were in the NCAA tournament one season ago.

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National Lacrosse League: Colorado Mammoth Open 2014 Season Hosting Edmonton Rush On Dec 28; Rivalry Favors Colorado 6-5 Since 2010

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When the Edmonton Rush debuted in the National Lacrosse League in 2006, the team struggled as many expansion franchises do. For the Colorado Mammoth, a match-up against the Rush in Edmonton’s early-days typically meant an easy win. Not the case anymore. In the teams’ last 11 games dating back to the 2010 season, Colorado owns a 6-5 advantage. And in those games, the teams have scored the exact same number of goals – 117 apiece.
“I feel that teams have to beat each other in order for them to be considered rivals,” said Mammoth head coach Bob Hamley. “Since I’ve been here, Colorado and Edmonton have done just that. And in each other’s building, nonetheless.”
The Rush has won four of its last six trips to Pepsi Center. The Mammoth has been the victor four of its last five times to Rexall Place.
On Saturday night, the teams open the 2014 NLL season on HealthONE Field at Pepsi Center at 7pm MT. It’s a game loaded with talent!
Colorado’s roster includes two-time MVP John Grant Jr., who was named team captain for the first time in his career earlier this week. The Mammoth also boasts 2012 NLL Rookie of the Year Adam Jones, and 2013 NLL All-Rookie Team honoree Joey Cupido.
Meanwhile, Edmonton’s offensive threat is University of Denver alumnus Mark Matthews, the league’s reigning Rookie of the Year. Kyle Rubisch commands the back-end, and was the NLL’s Defensive Player of the Year a season ago. The Rush is coming off a season in which it was number-two in scoring and goals-against-average.
“That’s a very good team we’ll be facing on Saturday night,” said Hamley. “I expect the game to be a hard-fought affair for 60 minutes.”
Hamley’s squad includes newcomers Drew Westervelt and Bob Snider, among others. Westervelt has scored 30 or more goals in four of the last five seasons. Snider is a dominant face-off man, something the Mammoth has lacked for years.
Goaltender Tye Belanger enters the season as the starter, marking the first time in his young career that he’ll play in the opener. After spending the first half of 2013 on the Physically Unable to Perform List, the netminder compiled a 5-2 record and a 10.77 goals-against-average. His .776 save percentage was fourth-best in the NLL.
“Everyone loves scoring, and for good reason,” continued Hamley. “But, the reality is that a solid goaltender oftentimes beats a strong offense.”
Such was the case in the team’s last meeting, Belanger’s only career game against Edmonton, when he stymied the Rush offense in the Mammoth’s 9-7 win.
On Saturday, the rivalry is renewed. Hamley is ready.
“There’s always something special about Opening Night!”

“Lacrosse Magazine” January 2014 Issue Features Syracuse Sophomore Kayla Treanor, Princeton Middie Tom Schreiber And MCLA & WCLA Previews

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COVER STORY – Sophomore Sensations
Kayla Treanor and Taylor Cummings took the NCAA by storm as freshmen. What will they do for an encore? If it’s anything like the first go-round, look for the Terps and Orange back in the final four.
By Dave Rahme and Patrick Stevens
Schreiber Metrics
Where does reigning USILA Midfielder of the Year Tom Schreiber stand among Princeton’s All-time greats? He can ensure his legacy with an NCAA title. A Tewaaraton Award wouldn’t hurt either.
By Justin Feil | Online Extra: Photo Gallery by Michael Sahadi
Three’s Company
In 1998, US Lacrosse boldly envisioned a multi-level nationally standardized certification program for lacrosse coaches. Fifteen years later, USL launched Coaching Education Program Level 3. Meet the first Level 3-certified pioneers
By Mark Macyk
Statement Game
The pressure is on, as 51 players vie for 23 spots on the 2014 U.S. men’s national team at Champion Challenge. It’s go time for Paul Rabil and Brendan Mundorf, whose injuries have kept them from showcasing their talents until now.
By Sean Burns
WCLA and MCLA Previews
LM takes a preseason spin on the college club circuit, including top 20s, players of the year, and an inspirational story on St. Thomas’ Will Hersman’s bout with Lyme disease.
By J Jude Hazard and Jac Coyne
From the Editor: No Ordinary Scrimmage
His Space: Lunch with Big Man
Her Space: A Lopsided Affair
The Scoop
Field of Growth’s Kevin Dugan takes on more healing in Wheeling, while Cornell remains mum on the shocking firing of coach Ben DeLuca. Plus, LM’s mock MLL draft.
After a near-death episode, former Widener All-American Keith Wilford challenges to day’s players as a motivational trainer.
World Lacrosse 2014
If any team knows the value of home field advantage, it’s team Canada, which won gold the last time it hosted the FIL World Championships in 2006. How do they hope to take down Team USA? It helps to have NCAA-trained talent.
Your Edge
Learn about the basics of great on-ball defense with Loyola’s Joe Fletcher – the only collegian still playing with Team USA. UConn senior and Big East Midfielder of the Year Lauren Kahn also shows poise under pressure in the transition game.
Give and Go
Team USA head coach and the new head coach and architect at Furman University Richie Meade keeps the faith.

Ivy League Lacrosse: A Short Film Documenting “The Men Of Harvard Lacrosse” (Video)

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NCAA Lacrosse: San Diego State Women’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Cal, UC Davis, Boston College, LIU Brooklyn, Princeton, USC, Navy, Denver, Colorado, Stanford And Oregon

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The San Diego State women’s lacrosse team will host six games at Aztec Lacrosse Field, one at Cathedral Catholic High School and will play against five teams that made last season’s NCAA Tournament, as head coach Kylee White announced her team’s 2014 schedule.
The Aztecs will take on five teams ranked in either the IWLCA Coaches Poll or deBeer Women’s Media Poll, including No. 14/16 Stanford, No. 15/12 Navy, No. 16/15 Denver, No. 18/14 Princeton and No. –/20 Boston College.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Penn Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Duke, Denver, Princeton, Cornell, Yale, Brown, Harvard And Towson

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The University of Pennsylvania’s head coach of men’s lacrosse, Mike Murphy, has announced the Quakers’ 2014 schedule. The Quakers will face another daunting slate that features eight teams ranked in the Inside Lacrosse preseason poll. Penn — ranked 11th in the Inside Lacrosse preseason poll — will open with the defending NCAA champion, face two of the other three semifinalists from last year’s tournament, and meet five 2013 NCAA teams in total.
“We are very excited about our 2014 schedule,” said Murphy, whose program boasted the No. 1 strength of schedule following the 2012 season and the No. 2 SOS following last season. “We have added a playoff team in Towson, along with St. John’s who has one of the best attack units in the country. So we will again have a very challenging road ahead of us this spring. We want to find out how good we can become, and the best way to do that is to play the best teams out there.”

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MCLA Lacrosse: Westminster Men’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Arizona, Utah, BYU, UCSB, Cal Poly, Utah St., Whittier, Colorado & Colorado State

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MCLA Lacrosse: San Diego State Men’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features BYU, Claremont, Oklahoma, Colorado State, Utah, Arizona And Arizona State

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NCAA Lacrosse: Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Hofstra, Towson, Albany, Siena, Maryland, Virginia, Johns Hopkins, Duke, Notre Dame, Cornell And North Carolina

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Syracuse University head men’s lacrosse coach John Desko released the team’s 2014 schedule on Thursday, Dec. 19. This year’s slate includes games against six NCAA Tournament teams from last season and is highlighted by five Atlantic Coast Conference games in the Orange’s first year as a member of the ACC.
The Orange’s five ACC opponents all rank in the top nine of the Inside Lacrosse Faceoff Yearbook Preseason Top 20. Reigning national champion Duke (No. 1), North Carolina (No. 3) and Notre Dame (No. 4) are in the top five. Maryland is No. 6 and Virginia is No. 9. In addition, the Orange will square off with No. 12 Albany, No. 14 Johns Hopkins, No. 16 St. John’s and No. 17 Cornell this season for a total of nine games versus Top 20 teams.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Virginia Men’s 2014 Schedule Features Loyola, Syracuse, Cornell, Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, North Carolina And Duke

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Virginia men’s lacrosse head coach Dom Starsia announced his team’s schedule for the 2014 season today. The schedule features seven home games. Among UVa’s opponents in 2014 are seven teams that played in last season’s NCAA tournament.
“I do not think it is an exaggeration to suggest that the challenge in 2014 is epic in the history of our sport,” said Starsia. “The 2014 ACC men’s lacrosse conference may be the strongest assembled in NCAA history in any sport. Five of the six teams in this conference have won NCAA championships and this schedule features every NCAA champion since 2001.”

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