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NCAA Lacrosse: Lehigh Women’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Yale, Navy, Bucknell, Fairfield, Colgate, Loyola, Cal Berkeley And Holy Cross

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Lehigh’s head women’s lacrosse coach Jill Redfern released the Mountain Hawk’s 2014 schedule on Tuesday which features a pair of reigning NCAA Tournament teams who finished in the top 15 in the final national rankings. Lehigh will play 16 regular season games, nine at home and seven on the road. The Mountain Hawks are eying a return to the Patriot League Tournament after making five straight tournaments from 2007 through 2011.
This year’s schedule features several teams not on last year’s schedule: Wagner, Mount St. Mary’s, New Hampshire, Bryant, California and the Patriot League’s newest additions Loyola and Boston University. Loyola finished last season ranked 10th in the country, losing in the second round of the NCAA tournament to eventual National Champion North Carolina.

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NCAA Lacrosse: Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Marquette, Georgetown, Loyola, Navy, Army, Colgate, Princeton, Bucknell And Yale

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Lehigh head men’s lacrosse coach Kevin Cassese announced the team’s 2014 schedule on Tuesday which includes 15 games highlighted by an eight-game Patriot League slate and games against two-time defending Ivy League Champion Yale, 2012 National Champion Loyola and perennial lacrosse power Princeton. The Mountain Hawks will be vying for their third straight Patriot League Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2014.

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“Lacrosse Magazine” March 2013 Issue Released Featuring 2013 U.S. Women’s National Lacrosse Team, Lehigh And High School Lacrosse Preview

Lacrosse Magazine March 2013 Issue

COVER STORY: A Journey Begins
Katie Schwarzmann is the youngest player on the 2013 U.S. Women’s World Cup team which chases another gold this summer.
Hawkish Rhetoric
The game has changed at Lehigh, where one of the original member schools in the NCAA has finally grown up in the land of Division I.
High School Preview
Our 19-page section includes national preseason top 25 rankings, regional top 10s, and features on top seniors Cortney Fortunato and Matt Rambo.
Finding Her Voice
Sarah Albrecht is no stranger to the world stage, a role she embraces as one of 10 veterans from 2009 who are back in the fold for the 2013 World Cup.
Everything But the Kitchen Sink
Michelle Tumolo brings big energy and a creative attitude to Syracuse, where she’s hoping for more than a second place finish.

NCAA Lacrosse: Air Force Men’s Lacrosse (4-1) Upsets #12 Lehigh At “2013 Frontier Airlines Face-Off Classic” On February 24

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Juniors Tommy McKee (Holt, Mich.) and Mike Crampton (Kinnelon, N.J.) anchored the Falcons’ offense as the Air Force lacrosse team knocked off 12th-ranked Lehigh, 15-10, Sunday afternoon in the Frontier Airlines Face-Off Classic, being played at the Holaday Athletic Center.
Both teams had to battle a bit of adversity before the contest even started. The tournament, hosted by the University of Denver, underwent a venue change on Sunday due to inclement weather in the area, moving down to the Air Force Academy, just north of Colorado Springs. Originally slated for an 11:00 a.m. face-off, action for the day’s first game did not start until 1:40 p.m.
Lehigh (2-2) struck first, getting on the board two minutes into the contest, but freshmen Christopher Allen (Hillsborough, N.J.) and Alex Warden (Glen Mills, Pa.) responded with back-to-back scores to give Air Force a 2-1 advantage at the 10:32 mark. The teams traded goals throughout the remainder of the first period, with Allen tallying his second goal with just 12 seconds on the clock, as Air Force took a 4-3 lead into the second quarter.
The back and forth scoring continued in the second period, with McKee and Lehigh’s Dante Fantoni each scoring two goals in a space of less than two minutes. A tally from Crampton at the eight-minute mark pushed Air Force’s margin to 7-5, but the Mountain Hawks came right back with another score to get back within one. The Falcons added two more scores, a goal from Kyle Cassady (Jr., Upper Arlington, Ohio) and the third of the day from Allen, to take a 9-6 lead, but Lehigh closed out the period with another score to bring the halftime margin to 9-7.

NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Dominates Lehigh 18-10 At “2013 Face-Off Classic” On Feb 23

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Powered by a seven-point performance from senior Eric Law (Centennial, Colo.) the No. 11/11 University of Denver men’s lacrosse team defeated No. 8/12 Lehigh 18-10 on Saturday afternoon in the second game of the Frontier Airlines Face-Off Classic at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. The win brings Denver’s record to 2-1, while Lehigh now sits at 2-1.
“We’ve been working hard all week,” said head coach Bill Tierney. “We asked the guys to come out and play hard this week and even though we made some of the same mistakes in the first half that we did last week, I thought we played much better in the second half. Once we got on a roll, it really got their confidence up and we really shot well today.” Freshman Gordie Koerber (Baltimore, Md.) tallied a career-high four goals and his second career hat trick, while Law finished with three goals and four assists for his seventh career hat trick. Sophomore Wes Berg (Coquitlam, B.C.) finished with his fifth career hat trick, second of the season, while senior Cameron Flint (Georgetown, Ontario) recorded two goals and two assists. Sophomore Eric Adamson (Anaheim Hills, Calif.) and junior Jeremy Noble (Orangeville, Ontatio) scored two goals apiece.

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NCAA Lacrosse: “2013 Frontier Airlines Face-Off Classic” Features Denver Men’s Lacrosse Vs Lehigh And Canisius Vs Air Force On February 23-24 At Peter Barton Stadium; NBC Sports To Broadcast Live

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NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Bill Tierney “Focused On A Program That’s Built To Last”, A Trait Shared By Protege And Current Lehigh Head Coach Kevin Cassese

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“When you build a program, it starts from the beginning with having a perspective,” said Tierney. “If you’re going to do it right, you’re going to ask kids to sacrifice, ask kids to go to class, ask kids to look good, ask kids to love each other and respect their opponent… all those things.
The Lehigh and Denver staffs talked X’s and O’s, program

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Denver Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Bill Tierney

philosophies and more. For Cassese, one of the primary reasons he wanted to meet with Tierney was defense. Tierney focuses on building a program, a system that’s built to last, and he knows Cassese is building Lehigh the right way.

This Saturday’s Lehigh at Denver showdown isn’t just any game. There are a number of parallels between the two programs, who have taken similar paths from relative unknowns to national prominence. A meeting of the minds between the coaching staffs helped spark Lehigh’s record-breaking 2012 season while

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Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Kevin Cassese

helping the Pioneers advance to the National Quarterfinals for a second straight season.

Expectations for both programs continue to rise. The Mountain Hawks are #8 in this week’s Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll while Denver comes in at #11. The USILA Coaches Poll also has Denver at #11, but the Mountain Hawks at #12.
The head coaches are two of each other’s biggest fans. In January of 2012, Lehigh head coach Kevin Cassese contacted friend and current Denver coach Bill Tierney to see if he could bring his staff out to the Mile High City.
“Every year, I try to take my coaching staff on a preseason road trip to visit with other top coaches in the game, talk about X’s and O’s, watch a practice if possible and talk about how they run their programs,” said Cassese. “We have done this with Dave Cottle (and staff) when he was at Maryland and Dom Starsia (and staff) at Virginia.”