Daily Archives: January 17, 2014

NCAA: ESPN Releases “2014 College Lacrosse Television Schedule” On ESPNU & ESPN3; 29 Men’s And 2 Women’s Regular-Season Games Featured

ESPN Lacrosse

The 2014 college lacrosse coverage across ESPNU and ESPN3 features a schedule of nationally-ranked programs and top-caliber games including 29 men’s and two women’s regular-season games, as well as the crowning of the ACC, America East and Ivy League tournament champions.
With the addition of Notre Dame and Syracuse to the Atlantic Coast Conference, the league currently boasts the top four teams in the nation – No. 1 Duke, No. 2 Syracuse, No. 3 North Carolina and No. 4 Notre Dame – providing the potential for many key matchups.
The regular-season starts Sunday, Feb. 9, with No. 7 Ohio State playing at No. 14 Johns Hopkins at 11:30 a.m. on ESPNU. The lead announcing team of Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra will have the call of the game.

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The men’s schedule includes 12 teams ranked in the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Top 20 and nine-of-16 teams that qualified for the 2013 NCAA Championship.

  • The schedule features four doubleheader Saturdays on ESPNU:
    • On March 15, No. 2 Syracuse at No. 14 Johns Hopkins at noon, followed by No. 3 North Carolina at No. 1 Duke at 2 p.m.
    • No. 4 Notre Dame at No. 2 Syracuse at noon and No. 3 North Carolina at No. 14 Johns Hopkins at 2 p.m. on March 29.
    • On April 5, No. 1 Duke at No. 4 Notre Dame at noon and No. 9 Virginia playing at No. 3 North Carolina at 3 p.m.
    • No. 6 Maryland at No. 14 Johns Hopkins at 2 p.m., followed by No. 3 North Carolina at No. 2 Syracuse on April 12.
  • A rematch of the 2013 NCAA Championship title game and the current top two teams in the nation – No. 2 Syracuse at No. 1 Duke – are set to square off on Sunday, March 23, at 12:30 p.m.
  • ESPNU will have the entire ACC Lacrosse Championship from PPL Park in Chester, Pa., airing the semifinals on Friday, April 25, at 5 & 7:30 p.m. and the title game on Sunday, April 27, at 1 p.m.
  • In addition, ESPNU is the home to the America East and Ivy League title games on Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4, respectively.
  • The women’s slate of games includes two Johns Hopkins matchups on ESPNU: vs. Loyola on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 5 p.m. and vs. Ohio State on Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m.

This season, the network’s telecasts will include a deep roster of experienced and knowledgeable lacrosse analysts: Ryan Boyle (Four-time All-American at Princeton), Carcaterra (All-American at Syracuse and a member of 1995 National Championship team), Mark Dixon (former Johns Hopkins midfielder), Ryan Flanagan (All-American defenseman at UNC), Kessenich (Four-time All-American at Johns Hopkins) and Matt Ward (former Virginia attackman and 2006 Tewaaraton winner). Play-by-play announcers include: ESPNU’s Anish Shroff, Joe Beninati (Bowdoin College goalie), Mike Corey, Booker Corrigan and McAnaney (Notre Dame defenseman). Courtney Martinez-Connor (Four-time NCAA Championship at Maryland) will handle analysis of the women’s games.

All games will be accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.


NCAA Lacrosse: Stanford Women’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Ohio State, Harvard, Fresno State, Towson, Georgetown, Cornell, Notre Dame, Denver, Colorado, Oregon, UC Davis, Cal And USC

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The Stanford lacrosse team will be televised four times this season on the Pac-12 Networks, it was revealed as the team’s schedule was released Thursday.
In addition, Stanford will play five 2013 NCAA tournament teams during its 16-game regular season, including a home Mountain Pacific Sports Federation showdown against Denver on April 7.
The Pac-12 Networks will air six games altogether, with Stanford receiving the most exposure. The Cardinal’s four television games are MPSF contests April 6 against visiting Colorado (1 p.m.), April 11 at Oregon (5 p.m.), April 20 at USC (1 p.m., and April 24 against visiting Cal (4 p.m.) in the regular-season finale.
Stanford has an eight-game home schedule, with three in nonconference play to open the season, beginning with Ohio State (Feb. 15, 1 p.m.) and followed by Harvard (Feb. 22) and Vanderbilt (March 2).

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“2014 Penn State Men’s Lacrosse” Poster Released

Penn State 2014 Men's Lacrosse Poster

NCAA Lacrosse: #17 Denver Women’s Lacrosse “2014 Season Outlook” By Lacrosse Magazine

Denver Women's Lacrosse

With goalie Hannah Hook (8.89 GAA, 51.4% saves) returning to anchor the back line that loses all-time program caused turnover leader Kate Henrich and a cornucopia of offensive talent, the Pioneers pick up where they left off a year ago. Remenapp continues to dish out points, with Jenn Eteal (52G, 14A), Rachel Dillon (33, 4), Rachel McKinnon (29,2), Annabelle Gilbride (21, 1) and Meredith Harris (18, 5) lighting the lamp all game.
“The idea is that we want to get better rather than plateauing or stepping back,” Kelly said. “The new rules are exciting – we’ve always played a pressure defense and now things mesh well with that style, rules-wise. We really want to draw a parallel with the men’s program [at Denver] and continue our rise up.”


2013 Record: 18-3 (8-0 MPSF) Coach: Liza Kelly (8th Season) Record at Denver: 89-39

Top Returner

A Jill Remenapp (Jr.) Set a team record with 113 points as a sophomore while leading the NCAA in assists with 74, second-most all-time. With the graduation of Denver’s all-time leading scorer Kara Secora, she’ll be expected to lead even more this spring as she finds new targets for those assists.


M Monica Lucas (So.) A touted recruit out of Maryland, Lucas is one of a large sophomore class expected to play a much larger role after the large group that graduated after the spring. Lucas played in 11 games and had four points as a freshman, but could play a big role going forward.

NCAA Tournament Trend

2009 – DNQ 2010 – DNQ 2011 – DNQ 2012 – DNQ 2013 – Second Round

What’s New?

Expectations of success in more than just the MPSF. Denver has been a solid program for the western-most league in Women’s Division I, but had never made a NCAA tournament before last spring. Now, with many of the components of that success returning, the Pioneers have the burden of wondering whether or not they can match what people think they’re capable of this time around.

Telling Number?

6 Denver returns a whopping six players who had 15 or more goals a year ago, with only all-time leading scorer Kara Secora (58G, 28A) gone from last year’s scoring machine. With assist machine Remenapp running the show again, don’t expect the offense to drop off much.

Enemy Lines

“Last year’s return to form surprised many, but shouldn’t have. Expect them to win the MPSF and take the automatic bid… If they had returned their team from last year I rank put them as high as 12th, but they lost some stars… Proved to themselves last year that they can compete.”

2013 Recap

In a Nutshell: The best season in school history saw the tone set early with a 19-13 win over a Louisville squad that was ranked No. 20 at the time. That was the first in what would become a 15-game win streak that would last all the way to the MPSF finals against Stanford. Though that was a loss, Denver received a bid to the NCAA tournament and topped Jacksonville 14-7 before falling to Florida in the second round.

High Point: Beating Stanford 14-10 on April 5th at home. Denver was on a tear, winning nine straight to come into the contest 11-1. But the Cardinal were ranked No. 10 at the time and it took this win to show the rest of the country that Denver was for real.

Low Point: Just a month later and still riding that winning streak, Stanford flipped the script on Denver, taking a 7-6 win in the MPSF finals, the eighth time in ten years the Cardinal has taken home the title.