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NCAA Div III Lacrosse: Redlands Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Suzette Soboti Honored As “2013 IWLCA West Region Coach Of The Year”

Redlands Women's Lacrosse SCIAC Champions Earn NCAA Div III Women's Lacrosse Championships Bid

Suzette Soboti Redlands Women's Lacrosse Head Coach

Redlands Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach Suzette Soboti

Suzette Soboti led University of Redlands to back-to-back SCIAC Championships en route to a 15-5 overall record and a nearly perfect conference mark of 11-1. The Bulldogs ran the table at the SCIAC Tournament after clinching the title with a semifinal win over Pomona-Pitzer Colleges.

The Maroon and Gray advanced to the NCAA Division III Championships for the third time in school history and served as host to the opening round in consecutive seasons. Redlands gained eight All-SCIAC honorees, including midfielder Jacky Craycraft as the SCIAC Player of the Year and midfielder Stephanie Garrett as the SCIAC Newcomer of the Year.

Six Bulldogs landed on the IWLCA All-West Region teams and Craycraft iwlca_bannerlogogarnered a pair of All-America distinctions. Bulldog goalkeeper Ana Martinez reset the school record for career saves and midfielder Crystal Painter now sits atop the program’s list for career assists.


NCAA Div III Lacrosse: Stevenson Men’s Lacrosse Featured In “12 Feet Tall: Road To The DIII Men’s Lacrosse Championship” (Video)

In a dramatic game against RIT, Stevenson University’s men’s lacrosse team won the title game of the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship with a 16-14 victory at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA.

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NCAA Div III Lacrosse: Colorado College Men’s Lacrosse (5-3) Overcome Five-Goal Deficit To Tie Game In 4th Quarter, Lose To #3 Dickinson 11-10 On Goal In Final Minute At Biddle Field On March 22

Colorado College Men's Lacrosse vs Dickinson

Nick Leon scored the deciding goal with 40 seconds remaining in the game to give No. 3 Dickinson College an 11-10 victory over Colorado College on a blustery Friday night at DC’s Biddle Field.
The Red Devils appeared to be in complete control when they took an 8-3 lead on the first of three markers by Leon with 4:25 remaining in the first half.
Determined not to let the opportunity of playing another top-ranked team go to waste, the Tigers turned in a dominating performance in the third period and tied the game at 8-8 when junior midfielder Jack Kreitler scored with 1:30 to play.
Sophomore midfielder Henri Halle started the comeback with a man-up goal midway through the stanza. Freshman midfielder Eric Neumeyer and junior midfielder Will Harris struck just seven seconds apart to cut CC’s deficit to 8-6, and sophomore midfielder Taylor Paul made it a one-goal affair with 3:31 on the clock.
Dickinson took a two-goal lead when Tyler White and Parker Waldron scored in the opening minute of the fourth quarter, but freshman goaltender Chase Murphy stopped the next four shots to keep the Tigers within striking distance.
Colorado College pulled to within 10-9 when junior attacker Tyler Allen found the net midway through the fourth quarter, and senior attacker Steve Rijo notched the equalizer off a feed from Kreitler with 2:42 to go.
The Tigers stopped the Red Devils on their next possession, but the home team escaped with the victory when Leon scored in the final minute.
Murphy matched his season high with 16 saves, the fifth time this season he has turned aside double-digit shots.

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NCAA Div III Lacrosse: Colorado College Men’s Lacrosse (5-1) Rolls Over Babson (MA) 7-2 At Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Field On March 16; Next Up Is Defending National Champion Salisbury

Colorado College Men's Lacrosse vs Babson

Colorado College made the most of its first appearance at one of the meccas of lacrosse, using five consecutive goals in the second quarter to post a 7-2 victory over Babson College on Saturday night at Johns Hopkins University.
“It was a good game and a great night,” head coach Sean Woods said. “We talked about the history of Homewood Field and how many great games have been played here. It was a solid effort by everybody, especially the defense.”
Freshman goaltender Chase Murphy stopped 14 shots, the third time this season he finished with double-digit saves. It also marked the third game in a row CC the defense has held an opponent to fewer than five goals.
“Chase was standing on his head,” Woods said. “He really had a fabulous game and our defense was giving up the right shots. Chase made all the saves he should have and, quite frankly, a few that he should not have made.”
After falling behind 1-0 early in the second quarter, the Tigers struck for five unanswered markers to build a four-point lead after 30 minutes.
“We put the brakes on a little bit in the second half and focused on having quality possessions,” Woods said. “We were up four goals so we took our opportunities when they came.”
Colorado College (5-1) puts its three-game winning streak on the line when it visits No. 7 Salisbury University on Wednesday night.
“Our guys were up to the challenge of playing under the bright lights at Homewood Field and they’ll be up for the challenge of playing under the bright lights at Salisbury,” Woods said. “It’s a big challenge, but one that we’re excited about.”

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NCAA Div III Lacrosse: Stevens Institute Men’s Lacrosse (Hoboken, NJ) Has “A Proud Tradition” Dating From 1885 (Video)

NCAA Div III Lacrosse: Video Tour Of Lynchburg Men’s Lacrosse (VA) Locker Room And Facilities

Facilities used by the Lynchburg College Men’s Lacrosse team.

NCAA Div III Lacrosse: Occidental Women’s Lacrosse “Quietly Creating Its Reputation”

It's early but the Tigers already have wins over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 14-9, and Adrian, 7-6, both of which received Pool B bids to the tournament last season. Occidental's only loss came to unbeaten Redlands (7-0), which also made the national tournament last year.

Occidental College is one of the West Coast’s oldest and most reputable liberal arts schools. Barack Obama attended for two years and its picturesque setting near the heart of Los Angeles has made it an ideal backdrop for dozens of films, including “Clueless” and “Orange County.” Needless to say, it has a national profile.

But for a West Coast lacrosse team, even one at a school the president went to, national attention can be hard to come by.

That’s why Occidental’s women’s lacrosse team isn’t concerning itself with the NCAA tournament, despite a program-best 4-1 start and wins over two 2011 NCAA tournament teams.

“I think there’s a healthy detachment from a lot of that stuff,” said Occidental coach Michele Uhlfelder. “That’s important to being at your max performing level and not putting a lot of extra stuff in your head. It’s uncontrollable. In my career I’ve always just focused on the controllable.”

And while the NCAAs aren’t on Occidental’s mind, the NCAA should probably start thinking about Occidental.

“Those schools have had national recognition, and certainly from the perspective of the lacrosse world and the evolution of our team they were significant wins,” Uhlfelder said. “We approach every game the same way. The name on the jersey doesn’t dictate how we rank ourselves.”

So it was no surprise that five days after dispatching Adrian, Occidental took care of business against winless conference foe Whittier, 20-11.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_women/DIII/2011-12/news/030812_out_west_occidental_women-s_lacrosse_creating_its_reputation