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NCAA Lacrosse: “2012 San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic” Features Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse Vs Lehigh On Oct 21

Two of the country’s top college lacrosse programs – the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks and the Ohio State University Buckeyes – will face off in the fourth annual San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic Presented by Levi’s®,scheduled for Kezar Stadium at 2 PM on Sunday, October 21, 2012.  This will be the fourth consecutive year that the Bay Area Youth Sports Foundation has hosted the only NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse competition in California.  All revenue from the event will benefit a variety of innovative sports and education programs for underserved children

in the Bay Area.


Lehigh, which ended the season ranked #9 in the nation, fell to eventual national finalist University of Maryland 10-9, in an exciting first round game of the 2012 NCAA Championship Tournament in May.  Lehigh knocked off four top 20 teams during its record-breaking 14-3 season, capturing the Patriot League Championship and its first tournament berth. Ohio State, ranked #18 in the nation, finished the season 8-7, falling to Fairfield in the conference semi-finals.  Lehigh and Ohio State are primed for great 2013 seasons, with many returning players and strong incoming freshmen classes.


Since its inception in 2009, the Fall Lacrosse Classic has brought some of the nation’s top NCAA Division I lacrosse teams to play in San Francisco, including Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Denver, Harvard, and Brown.  All games have taken place at San Francisco’s historic Kezar Stadium in front of thousands of enthusiastic lacrosse fans.


“The continuing enthusiasm that these top programs have to travel across the country to play each other underscores the significant growth of lacrosse in California,” said Colin Mistele, Event Director of the Fall Classic for the BAYS Foundation, and a two-time All-American lacrosse player from San Francisco’s University High School who went on to play Division I lacrosse at Lehigh University.


Lacrosse has been the fastest growing high school and college sport over the past dozen years.  There are now more than12,000 youth lacrosse players in California, and over 350 boys and girls CIF high school teams.


According to Lehigh head coach Kevin Cassese, a two-time captain and three-time All-American selection at Duke, “The sport is exploding all over the country, and especially in the state of California.  We realize the impact that this event has on the growth of the sport in Northern California, and we hope we can contribute to that effort by putting on a great display of high level lacrosse along with a very talented Ohio State program.”

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NCAA Lacrosse: Video Preview Of 2012 Patriot League Tournament On April 27 Featuring Colgate Men’s Lacrosse Vs Bucknell And Lehigh Vs Army

The Colgate Raiders will host the 2012 Patriot League Tournament, which features three teams ranked in the nation’s top 20. Colgate will take on fourth-seeded Bucknell, while second-seeded Lehigh takes on third-seeded Army on Friday in Hamilton, N.Y.

NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse 9-8 Win Over Bucknell On April 14

A behind-the-scenes look at No. 11 Lehigh’s 9-8 win over No. 18 Bucknell in front of an Ulrich Sports Complex-record crowd of 2,096 on Saturday, April 14, courtesy of Lehigh athletics.

NCAA Lacrosse: Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse Hosts Army On March 17 In Patriot League Opener

NCAA Lacrosse: Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Kevin Cassese Discusses 2011 Season And Upcoming Season (Video)

Lehigh Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Kevin Cassese takes a look back at the 2011 season, while touching on the David DiMaria-Dante Fantoni duo, Ty Souders’ tryout, a sneak peak at next season and more. The Mountain Hawks advanced to their first Patriot League Tournament since 2006 last year and look to build upon that success heading into a highly-anticipated 2012 campaign.

It’s been a few months since the season ended. How would you assess 2011?
Coach Cassese: Looking back to 2011, it was a solid year overall. We did some things in the program that we haven’t done before, certainly while I’ve been the coach here. We beat Navy for the first time in almost one hundred years. That was a huge win for the program, not only for the current guys, but also for the alums and anybody who has ever worn the Lehigh jersey. We made it to the Patriot League Tournament for the first time since I’ve been the coach here. It was also the first time that anybody who is currently in the program has made the tournament, so definitely some major steps in the right direction. Certainly not where we want to be; we haven’t met all of our goals, but we’re still working towards them. I am extremely appreciative of the seniors who graduated last year. We only had six of them, but they certainly helped take us to a place where we hadn’t been before. It was a good year, but certainly not the be-all, end-all of where we want the program to be.

NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Recruiting Spotlight: Lehigh Women’s Lacrosse Sophomore Goalie Alexandra Fitzpatrick Earned First-Team All-Patriot League Honors As Freshman (Video)

Lehighsports.com recently caught up with rising sophomore goalie Alexandra Fitzpatrick, who is coming off a First Team All-Patriot League season and recent tryouts for the US Senior National Team. The lacrosse netminder was stellar in her freshman season in 2011, posting one of the nation’s best save percentages (.506) along with a strong 8.66 GAA.

NCAA Div I Lacrosse: #13 Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse (4-1) Hosts Lehigh On Tuesday, March 8