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NCAA Lacrosse: Air Force Men’s Lacrosse And Notre Dame Complete Successful Weekend With Scrimmage, Ropes Course And Football Tailgate

Air Force Men's Lacrosse scrimmage with Notre Dame Fall 2013

The Air Force lacrosse team’s last weekend of fall competition was a resounding success, as the Falcons took the field against a talented Notre Dame team on Friday, Oct. 25. Air Force had an impressive showing against the Irish, who have advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in four straight seasons and advanced to the Final Four in 2012.

Air Force Notre Dame Lacrosse“The fall season is a time to continue to come together as a team and for players to step up and fill roles,” said assistant coach Bill Wilson. “While this scrimmage was a good step forward for our team at this early point in the 2013-14 season, there is a lot of time before our regular season begins in February. The scrimmage was a good test for us to evaluate where we are as a team and what we need to do in the months ahead before our 2014 season opening game versus Denver.”

While battling on the field, the Falcons and the Irish came together off the field as well. On Saturday, Air Force helped facilitate Notre Dame’s journey through the Academy’s ropes course, while the two teams met for a pre-game tailgate before the Air Force and Notre Dame football teams faced each other on the gridiron.

Head coach Eric Seremet helped give the Irish another memorable experience before their journey back to South Bend, Ind., on Sunday, leading them on a sunrise hike up the Incline in Manitou Springs, one of the Falcons’ frequent training spots. 

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MCLA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Sonoma State Men’s Lacrosse Vs. Simon Fraser In 2013 Fall Ball

Simon Fraser University traveled south for their Thanksgiving and battled the Seawolves of Sonoma State.  In a battle of two perennial powers, the Seawolves ended up top with an 11-9 victory.  Some solid play both ways, enjoy the highlights!

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NCAA Lacrosse: Stanford Women’s Lacrosse Travels To 2013 Navy Fall Invitational To Face North Carolina, Delaware, Syracuse & Boston College On Oct 12; Cardinal Then Play Team USA On Oct 13

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It’s only fall and the Stanford lacrosse team has only trained together for a short time in preparation for a season that begins officially in February. But this weekend is significant for the Cardinal.
On Saturday, Stanford plays defending national champion North Carolina and NCAA semifinalist Syracuse, among other opponents, at the Navy Fall Invitational.
On Sunday, the Cardinal plays the U.S. national team in a game that will air nationally on ESPN3.com from the Stars & Stripes Tournament in Towson, Md.

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The Navy tournament is a 15-team affair, and includes eight NCAA tournament teams from 2012. Stanford is among them.

The Cardinal opens against North Carolina (10:30 a.m. ET, 7:30 a.m. PT), and follows with games against Delaware (11:30 a.m. ET, 8:30 a.m. PT), Syracuse (2:30 p.m. ET, 11:30 a.m. PT), and Boston College (4:30 p.m. ET, 1:30 p.m. PT). Only Delaware did not reach the NCAA tournament last year. Also, games will be 45 minutes long.

“It’s a great opportunity for our freshmen to get in right away and start to understand the speed at which the game at our level is played at,” Bokker said. “Syracuse and UNC are known as two of the fastest teams in the country.

“Playing those four high-caliber games in one day gives us an opportunity to get better throughout the day and work on different things that we’ve been working on at practice.

“Definitely, we won’t be results focused. We’ll be working on things that we’ve been working on in practice and put them into place, and try them against opponents who are going hard and fast and compete at a high level.”

On Sunday, Stanford heads to Towson University. Stanford will be one of four 2013 NCAA tournament teams that will play the U.S. national team that weekend. The others are Navy, Georgetown, and Towson.

Stanford opens against Towson (9:30 a.m. ET, 6:30 a.m. PT) and concludes with the U.S. (11 a.m. ET, 8 a.m. PT). It will mark the second consecutive fall that Stanford has met the U.S. Last year, the U.S. team played at Stanford.

“It’s awesome for our players to put themselves against the best,” Bokker said. “Quite a few have aspirations of playing at that level. It’s good for them to see what it takes to get there. They’ll get a really good sense of the high level of play, and it can build a lot of confidence if you can make a play or score a goal a goal against the best players in the world. “

The connection between Stanford and the U.S. team is Bokker, who recently extended her duties as a U.S. assistant coach through the team’s 2017 World Cup run. She helped the U.S. to the 2013 World Cup title.

Bokker will be scrambling to some extent. Her priority for the weekend will be her duties for the U.S. team, which means she will be on the U.S. sideline when the national team plays Stanford.

The weekend will serve many purposes, including this one: “It’s important for our program to show that we’re willing to put ourselves up against the best,” Bokker said.

Plus, the exposure from ESPN certainly will help get the word out, particularly to the East Coast, that Stanford, winner of eight Mountain Pacific Sports Federation titles in nine years, is a rising power in the sport.

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

So far, Bokker has been impressed with how the team’s five seniors –Kim, Ozer, Megan Lerner, Lyndsey Munoz, and Nina Swanson – have taken on leadership roles. Among the freshmen, Kelsey Murray and Elizabeth Cusick have been especially impressive.

“This will be a test to see how everyone fares, how they do against this high level,” Bokker said. “It will be really fun for us.”

For more: http://www.gostanford.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30600&ATCLID=209280559

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NCAA Lacrosse: USC Women’s Lacrosse Opens Fall Ball Season Facing Columbia, Manhattan And Stony Brook On East Coast Trip To New York

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The USC women’s lacrosse program is set to embark on its first competitions of the fall season and will cross the country to participate in the Columbia University Fall Ball Play Day on Saturday, Oct. 5.
Hosted by the Columbia Lions’ lacrosse program at the Baker Athletic Complex (505 West 218th Street) in New York, the Women of Troy will face Columbia (1 p.m. ET), CW Post (3 p.m. ET), and Manhattan (6 p.m. ET), in exhibition games. The New York Athletic Club (NYAC) and Wagner will also field teams for the Play Day but will not meet the Trojans in competition.
On Sunday, Oct. 6, USC will head to Stony Brook, N.Y., to face the Seawolves. Last season, Stony Brook went 17-3 overall and won the regular-season America East Conference title and claimed the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament by winning the conference tourney. In a historic year, the Seawolves advanced to the second round of the NCAA championships before falling to Maryland.
The following weekend, the Trojans will travel to Seattle to face MPSF foe Oregon in the NCAA Seatown Classic at the Issaquah High School Stadium at 1 p.m. PT on Sunday (Oct. 13). The exhibition game is presented by the Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse and will take place in conjunction with the Washington State Lacrosse Hall of Fame weekend, which will honor its inductees in special ceremonies on Saturday (Oct. 12). General admission to the game is $13 if purchased in advance through http://www.SeatownClassic.org or $15 on the day of the game. The event will also include a youth and high school lacrosse clinic, which will follow immediately after the game.
The Trojans conclude the fall season with a scrimmage against the California All-Stars set for Saturday, Oct. 19, at McAlister Field in Los Angeles.
In just its second year as a varsity program, USC and head coach Lindsey Munday will welcome one of the nation’s top recruiting classes. Ranked 10th by Inside Lacrosse, the Trojans’ incoming freshman class is represented by talent from New Jersey to Georgia and from New York to California.
Last season, USC went 5-3 in the MPSF in its inaugural year to claim fourth place and a berth in the conference tournament. The Trojans opened the season with incredibly tough matchups against seven-time NCAA champion Northwestern and 14th-ranked Massachusetts but went 8-10 overall.
Midfielder Amanda Johansen received MPSF Rookie of the Year honors and was joined on the all-league first team by defender Courtney Tarleton. Attacker Caroline de Lyra received second-team All-MPSF recognition. Both Johansen and Tarleton also received IWLCA All-West/Mid-West Regional honors. The Women of Troy advanced to the semifinals of the MPSF tournament where they fell to regular-season champion Denver.
For more information on USC lacrosse, please visit http://www.USCTrojans.com.

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