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Major League Lacrosse: All-MLL Goalies Jesse Schwartzman And Drew Adams In Action During Week 13 With GoPro Cameras In The Net (Video)


GoPro Hero3 cameras were in the net during week 13 MLL action between the Outlaws and Lizards. Get in the crease with All-MLL goaltenders Jesse Schwartzman and Drew Adams.

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Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws Goalie Jesse Schwartzman Voted “2013 Goalie Of The Year”; MLL Record Low 9.67 Goals Per Game


Denver Outlaws Jesse Schwartzman MLL Goalie Of The Year

Jesse Schwartzman has been named the Warrior MLL Goalie of the Year based on votes from the MLL’s coaches and general managers, the league announced on Friday.
“This award is a real honor,” Schwartzman said. “First of all I would like to thank the coaches and GMs who voted for me. A lot of credit goes to the guys in front of me, everyone talks about Matt Bocklet and Lee Zink but credit also goes to other defensemen like Chris O’Dougherty and Dillon Roy as well as short sticks like Justin Turri and Justin Pennington. Stan Ross has been unbelievable coaching the defense as well. It is a pleasure to be the back end of this defense.”
Schwartzman allowed just 9.67 goals per game to set a Major League Lacrosse record in that category this season. He led the league in nearly all goalie categories, leading the league in GAA, save percentage (.597), two-pointers allowed (3), wins (14) and ranked second with 184 saves.
The eighth-year goalie won three Defenseman of the Week honors this season, which represented the most individual weekly awards among all players in 2013.
Schwartzman lowered his career goals-against average to 11.3, which is tops among goalies in league history. He set club records in wins, goals-against average, save percentage and posted the second-highest save total in club history this season.
“Schwartzman was very good last year as well,” Head Coach Jim Stagnitta said. “This year it has been a pleasure to watch him. He has been consistent every game and I’ve never been around a goalie that has been that consistent game in and game out. He has showed that he has very good leadership skills and also excellent stick skills. You combine all of his great qualities and I think he’s the best goalie I’ve ever seen.”
Schwartzman’s award is the second Goalie of the Year accolade that he has earned in his career (2009) and is the second in the team’s history. Schwartzman’s honor is the third year-end award earned by the team this season, joining Stagnitta’s Coach of the Year Award and Drew Snider’s Most Improved Player of the Year Award. It marks the ninth year-end honor in club history.

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Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws Goalie Jesse Schwartzman 2013 Highlights (Video)


The Denver Outlaws Goaltender has been named the 2013 Warrior MLL Goalie of the Year. He led the Outlaws to a 14-0 record and led the league with an absolutely unreal 9.67 (MLL Record) GAA and a .597 SV% (8th All-Time).

Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws Seven-Year Veteran Goalie Jesse Schwartzman Has Been A “Brick Wall” In 2013 Stopping 60% Of Shots


Denver Outlaws Goalie Jesse Schwartzman

The 2013 Denver Outlaws are having the most successful regular season in MLL history and are arguably the best team the league has seen in its 13 years of existence. The team is stacked with offensive weapons at all six offensive positions, and combined with a sturdy defense, they have been blowing out teams all season. But regardless of how talented a team you are, you can’t have success like this without a solid presence in goal, and that’s exactly what Denver has in Jesse Schwartzman.
But “solid” would be selling the 2013 performance of the seven-year veteran well short. Despite struggling in the first game of the season (a 20-15 win over the Hounds), Schwartzman is putting up numbers unlike anything the league has seen in recent years.
In terms of save percentage, he is having his best season yet, stopping 60 percent of shots, which is second-best in the league, and an improvement of five percent from last season. His mark of 168 saves is also good for second in the league, behind only New York’s Drew Adams.
But the most impressive thing about Schwartzman’s season is that he simply isn’t giving up enough goals for his team to lose games. Through 13 games in 2013, the Outlaws netminder is giving up only 9.56 goals per game. That’s an impressive number at any level, but in an offense-oriented league like the MLL, it’s simply unheard of. For reference, the best single season goals against average in MLL history is 9.87, a record from 2011 held by none other than Mr. Schwartzman himself. Barring a miraculous collapse in week 14, Schwartzman will shatter that record. For further reference, the player with the second lowest goals against average is Chesapeake’s Kip Turner, who sports an also-impressive 10.13 (good for third all time).
What makes Schwartzman such a great goalie is that he plays a fundamental style that allows him to be incredibly consistent. He has been a brick wall all season, save the previously mentioned 15 goal let up in week one. He’s got a big, wide body, and he uses it tremendously, as his crease positioning is as good as you’ll find. That positioning puts him in perfect shape to make all the saves he should make, as well as give him a chance to make many that he probably shouldn’t. This is a huge reason why he has allowed only a pair of two-point goals, half as many as the next fewest allowed by a goalie.

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NCAA Lacrosse: “NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee” Recommends Allowing “Defender Marking Player With Ball” In Goal Circle With Goalie


Under the recommended new rules, only the defender marking the player with the ball within a stick’s length could remain in the goal NCAA Women's Lacrosse Rules 2013circle. Once the ball is in the goal circle, only the goalkeeper or another defensive player would be allowed in the goal circle to play the ball.

The NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee has recommended several rules changes for next season, including that players on the defensive team be allowed to move through any portion of their goal circle when their team is not in possession of the ball.

Currently, only the goalkeeper is allowed to be in the defensive goal circle, with the exception of a player entering the crease after the goalkeeper has moved outside the goal circle.

The committee experimented with a modified version of this rule during the fall of 2012. Membership feedback indicated support for the change.

“The committee wanted to create more balance between offense and defense,” said Committee Chair Celine Cunningham, head coach and senior woman administrator at Stevens. “It gives defenders more freedom around the goal circle.”

All rules proposals must be approved by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which will discuss women’s lacrosse rules recommendations July 17.

For more:  http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-06-06/sports/bal-ncaa-targets-goal-circle-stick-checks-timeouts-in-proposed-lacrosse-rules-changes-20130606_1_stick-goal-circle

“2013 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships”: “Goalie Play” Will Be Critical For The Winner In The #1 Syracuse Vs #4 Denver Semifinal; “60% Save Rates” Keyed Both Teams Quarterfinal Victories


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Jamie Faus, Goalie, Denver

Denver Men's Lacrosse Goalie Jamie Faus Michigan

Denver Men’s Lacrosse Goalie Jamie Faus finished the game with 11 saves on his way to an astounding 68 percent save rate. In the fourth quarter, he was able to stymie a lethal UNC attack unit and prevented them from extending their lead late in the game.

Faus replaced Ryan LaPlante in Denver’s dramatic come-from-behind victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels in the quarterfinal round. He provided a spark off the bench after Denver trailed by six early in the game.

Faus finished the game with 11 saves on his way to an astounding 68 percent save rate. In the fourth quarter, he was able to stymie a lethal UNC attack unit and prevented them from extending their lead late in the game.

If Denver is to take down Syracuse, it will need excellent play in goal. Although LaPlante was the go-to guy for most of the season, Faus’ recent success will earn him the start in Philadelphia.

Denver has a great chance of beating the No. 1 seed, Syracuse, but a good game from Faus could make the feat much easier for the Pioneers as they look to hoist their first national championship trophy this weekend.

Dominic Lamolinara, Goalie, Syracuse

Dominic Lamolinara helped Syracuse reach the Final Four with a win over Yale on Saturday. (Dick Blume | dblume@syracuse.com

Dominic Lamolinara helped Syracuse reach the Final Four with a win over Yale on Saturday. (Dick Blume | dblume@syracuse.com

Syracuse needed all four quarters to take down a gritty Yale team in the quarterfinal round. The game was a defensive battle that the Orange eventually won by a score of 7-6.

Lamolinara kept Yale at bay as Syracuse’s offense struggled for most of the game. He made six stops in the second and third quarters when SU failed to score and also intercepted the Bulldogs’ final desperation pass into the middle with four seconds left to close out the game.

“Dom, week in and week out, is playing on his head,” senior defenseman Brian Megill said. “He really bailed us out at the end with that doorstep save and then picking off that last pass with four seconds left. My hat goes off to him.”

Lamolinara made eight saves in the victory over the Bulldogs, but will surely see more shots against a fast-paced Denver offense. Denver scored 19 goals in the first round against Albany, followed by 12 against UNC.

Denver will look to push the pace in this game, especially after watching the ‘Cuse defense struggle against Yale’s Brandon Mangan. Lamolinara will provide the last line of defense and must make saves to keep his team in the game.

If Lamolinara can achieve a 60 percent save rate, Syracuse will have a chance. If he does not, it may be a long day for head coach John Desko and the Syracuse Orange.

High School Lacrosse: St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Boys Lacrosse (VA) Goalie’s Incredible “80-Yard Scoring Shot” In 8-5 VISAA Semifinal Win Over Woodberry Forest On May 17 (Video)


St Stephen’s & St Agnes School lacrosse goalie, Sam Beazell, scores against Woodberry Forest School with 25 seconds left in 1st half of the 2013 Division 1 VISAA lacrosse tournament by launching a shot from his own crease into the oppositions goal after making a save.

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