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“Band Together Or Go Home”: 2014 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships Promo From ESPN


ESPN hired former University of Virginia lacrosse All-American Jay Jalbert, now a filmmaker, to produce this open to the network’s NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships this month. Learn more about this on ESPN Front Row.

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World Lacrosse Championships: “Road To The Rockies: Making Team USA Lacrosse” (Video)


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


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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.

 

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


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NCAA Div III Lacrosse: Stevenson Men’s Lacrosse “2013 Highlights – A Championship Season” (Video)


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NCAA Lacrosse: Michigan Women’s Lacrosse “Team One” Fall Ball Video Filmed By Freshman Middie Regan Anderson (St. Margaret’s, CA)


Michigan Women's Lacrosse BannerThroughout the Michigan women’s lacrosse team’s inaugural fall season, the squad gained valuable experience on and off the field, began to build the program’s foundation and got acquainted with each of the 28 different personalities that make up Team One.

Knowing that being a part of the first women’s lacrosse team at the University of Michigan is a special privilege and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, freshman Regan Anderson (Dana Point, Calif./St. Margaret’s Episcopal School) wanted each memory created by Team One to be proximately documented. A student in U-M’s School of Art and Design, Anderson enjoys doing photography and videography in her spare time. Preferring to be behind the camera instead of in front of it, Anderson spent the fall doing just that — capturing countless Team One memories that her and her teammates will be able watch for years to come. Following the fall season, Anderson compiled some of her favorite moments into a special video for her team titled — Team One. One Team.

Anderson also wrote a blog about capturing the essence of Team One on camera:

My goal with this video was to document the “behind-the-scenes” of Michigan women’s lacrosse. Over the next four years, our class has the task of creating traditions and determining what we want the culture of this program to be. There was no doubt in anyone’s mind that we were going to work hard every day on the field, but what people didn’t know is how dynamic our team would be off the field.

Over the several weeks of fall, we learned an exponential amount about our teammates. Kim (Coughlan) for instance loves to be the center of attention. Tess (Korten) laughs at almost anything, except the Navy SEALS because “that’s not funny”. As far as I’m concerned, I won the pumpkin carving competition and being an art major may or may not have given me a leg up. Kathy Quigley is the living version of Candace from Phineas and Ferb, and Jess Angerman has an obsession with sloths that might even rival coach Ancarrow’s obsession with cats. Kelly Schlansker, no matter how hard she tries, might not ever be able to say the word ‘breakfast’. And possibly the most valuable thing we’ve learned is how to interpret Coach U’s plays on the whiteboard after she’s erased and redrawn them over again multiple times.

There is still a lot that this video doesn’t capture in just one minute and thirty seconds, like all of the “Go Blue’s!” we got from strangers walking through the airport as a team in our matching sweat suits, or our rendition of “Say My Name” that we belted out in the back of the bus at midnight as we drove through the middle of nowhere on our way to Louisville. Lastly, this video definitely doesn’t capture all of the stolen cookie incidents that occurred because according to coach Valore cheese isn’t allowed and cookies definitely aren’t.

For more:  http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/w-lacros/spec-rel/111113aad.html

NCAA Lacrosse: Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Announces 2014 Season Game With USC At Wrigley Field On April 26; Marketing Partnership Event With Chicago Cubs Will Be Televised By Big Ten Network


Northwestern Women's Lacrosse hosts USC at Wrigley Field

Northwestern Athletics and the Chicago Cubs announced today (Nov. 4) that the Wildcats’ seven-time NCAA champion women’s lacrosse program will face Southern California at iconic Wrigley Field on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The game — part of the event and reciprocal marketing partnership announced by Northwestern and the Chicago Cubs earlier this year — will be played in primetime at 7 p.m. CT and be televised by the Big Ten Network.

The matchup pits ultra-successful Northwestern head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller against one of her most successful former players and assistant coaches, 2006 Northwestern alum, USC head coach and current captain of the U.S. Senior National Team Lindsey Munday. Last spring, Northwestern and USC met in the first-ever lacrosse game at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and in 2014 will share the honor of introducing America’s fastest growing sport to Wrigley Field.

“Our program could not be more excited for the opportunity to bring women’s lacrosse to Wrigley Field, one of the most iconic sports venues in the world,” Amonte Hiller said. “We’ve been fortunate to play in some neat settings in recent seasons, including the Coliseum last year, but to take the field in our hometown and with the unique gameday atmosphere that Wrigleyville provides will be an unforgettable experience. The fact that we’re able to welcome Lindsey and her up-and-coming program into the fold only makes it that much more special.”

Northwestern, which last season finished 19-3 and appeared in the NCAA semifinals for a ninth consecutive season, also has participated in the debut of women’s lacrosse at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas (2011) and Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. (2012).

Northwestern baseball kicked off the Wildcats’ innovative event partnership with the Cubs on April 20, 2013, when it blanked Michigan, 6-0, at the Friendly Confines. In 2010, Northwestern staged the first college football game at Clark and Addison since 1938 when it hosted the Allstate Wrigleyville Classic.

Chicagoland lacrosse fans have plenty to look forward to in 2014. Less than a week after Northwestern and USC do battle at Wrigley Field, the Wildcats will host the American Lacrosse Conference Tournament in Evanston (May 1-4), the final ALC Tournament before the formation of a Big Ten women’s lacrosse conference in 2015. The complete 2014 Northwestern women’s lacrosse schedule and information related to season ticket packages will be released in the coming weeks.