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NCAA Lacrosse: USC Women’s Lacrosse (7-9) Travels To San Diego State (8-7) For Final Regular Season Game On April 27; Winner Gets Final Berth In MPSF Tournament At Pape Field (OR) On May 3-5


USC Women's Lacrosse vs San Diego State

The USC women’s lacrosse team will face San Diego State in its season finale with a berth in the MPSF tournament on the line, this Saturday (April 27). A win will give the Women of Troy sole possession of fourth place in the conference standings and secure the final spot in the four-team league tourney where the champion receives an automatic bid into the NCAA championships.
Scheduled for a 7 p.m. start, the Trojan-Aztec clash will take place under the lights in USC’s second night game of the year. The Trojans’ only other night game was a 6 p.m. start against UC Davis (March 6). USC won the road contest, 12-7, over the Aggies. If the Women of Troy are to make a run at a postseason appearance, they will need to win back-to-back games for the first time since a three-game winning streak that lasted from Feb. 15 to March 1.

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NCAA Div I Men’s Lacrosse Tournament First-Round Features #1 Loyola Vs Canisius, #2 Johns Hopkins Vs Stony Brook, #3 Duke Vs Syracuse And #4 Notre Dame Vs Yale On May 12-13


Loyola was named the No. 1 overall seed in the 16-team NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse tournament on Sunday night, and Baltimore neighborhood rival Johns Hopkins wasn’t far away on paper either, coming in seeded right behind the Greyhounds at No. 2. ACC champion Duke is the third seed, followed by fourth-seeded Notre Dame. Virginia, undefeated UMass, Patriot League champ Lehigh and North Carolina round out the top eight for the tournament, which begins at noon Saturday when Duke hosts Syracuse in Durham, N.C. Denver, Princeton and Colgate grabbed at-large bids from the selection committee along with the four ACC teams and Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame. The Pioneers and Tigers, who lost to Yale in the Ivy League championship game on Sunday, were presumably the last teams in.

NCAA Division I Men’s Tournament First-Round Games

Saturday, May 12 (All times Eastern)

Syracuse (9-7) at No. 3 Duke (13-4), Noon

Colgate (13-3) at No. 6 UMass (15-0), 2:30 p.m.

Canisius (6-7) at No. 1 Loyola (14-1), 5 p.m.

Denver (8-6) at No. 8 North Carolina (11-5), 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 13

Princeton (11-4) at No. 5 Virginia, 1 p.m.

Stony Brook (7-9) at No. 2 Johns Hopkins (11-3), 3 p.m.

Yale (11-4) at No. 4 Notre Dame (11-2), 5:15 p.m.

Maryland (9-5) at No. 7 Lehigh (14-2), 7:30 p.m.

NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse 12-7 Victory Over Cornell In The 2010 NCAA Lacrosse Semi-Finals (Video)


Highlights from Notre Dame NCAA 2010 Championship run.

NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse (11-2) Faces Ohio State In ECAC Lacrosse Semifinal On May 5 At Peter Barton Stadium


2010 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Underclassmen Tournament Features A 235 Player Field From 20 States


Corrigan Sports Enterprises and Under Armour, Inc. announced today the 24-player roster of the Midwest boys who will represent the region at the 2010 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic Underclassmen Tournament. The two-day tryouts attracted 235 players from 20 states. 

The sport’s most prestigious underclassmen tournament will feature girls and boys teams from Baltimore, Long Island, Midwest, New England, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Upstate New York, and Washington, D.C. The event will take place July 3rd and 4th at Johnny Unitas Stadium on the campus of Towson University in Towson, Md. Over the two days, the teams will battle in an eight-team pool play tournament. The weekend is capped off on Sunday at 3:30pm where the winner of each pool will face off for the Under Armour Underclassmen Championship.

This year marks the second consecutive year teams from eight regions from across the U.S. will travel to Towson. Last year the Long Island Boys and Baltimore girls captured their respective tournament crowns. The Under Armour Underclassmen Tournament is part of the Under Armour All-America games that feature 44 of the very best 2010 senior class boys and girls from around the country — squaring off against each other in a North vs. South format.

The Midwest boys team will be coached by AJ Auld (Dublin Jerome High School). Auld said, “This group is much younger and less ‘big name’ driven than the 2009 Midwest team so we will rely on strong goalkeeping lead by Virginia bound Rhody Heller and Michael Nugent to keep us in games while we get accustom to playing with one another.”

Only players from the graduating classes of 2011-2013 are eligible for the Underclassmen Tournament.

Name Position High School Graduating Class Hometown
Christian Beith Attack/Midfield Dublin Jerome 2012 Dublin, OH
Ryan Borcherding Midfield Dublin Coffman 2011 Dublin, OH
Evan Bowdy Attack Millbrook 2011 Dublin, OH
Connor Buczek Attack St. Xavier 2011 Amelia, OH
Cooper Charlton Defense Hudson 2011 Hudson, OH
Jordan Cunningham Defense Lovett 2012 Atlanta, GA
Wes Faulkenberry LSM/Defense Dublin Jerome 2011 Dublin, OH
Dillion Giorgis Midfield Western Reserve Academy 2011 Avon, OH
Bobby Gray Attack St. Ignatius 2011 San Rafael, CA
Rhody Heller Goalie Regis Jesuit 2011 Denver, CO
Leo Horine Attack Dublin Jerome 2011 Dublin, OH
Derrick Kihembo Midfield Sycamore 2012 Cincinnati, OH
Rick Lewis Midfield St. Pius X 2011 Cumming, GA
Brad Lott Midfield Trinity 2012 Louisville, KY
JW McGovern Attack St Ignatius 2012 San Francisco, CA
Kyle Moses Defense Olentangy 2011 Lewis Center, OH
Connor Mullen Attack Christian Brothers 2011 Chesterfield, MO
Adam Narwicz Attack Upper Arlington 2011 Upper Arlington, OH
Sean Nugent Defense St Ignatius 2011 Rocky River, OH
Michael Nugent Goalie Milton 2011 Milton, GA
Tanner Ottenbreit LSM/Defense Regis Jesuit 2011 Parker, CO
Patrick Rhea Midfield Louisville Collegiate 2011 Louisville, KY
Cam Williams Attack Upper Arlington 2011 Columbus, OH
Zachary Wood Attack/Midfield Metea Valley 2012 Aurora, IL1

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Committee Acknowledges A Responsibility To Take Lacrosse West By Holding First Round Or Quarterfinals In Denver, Southern California Or Texas In Near Future


“The men’s lacrosse committee is committed to the grassroots effort in terms of growing the game,” Jarnecke said. “We know we have a responsibility to the game of lacrosse to take that west of the Mississippi — to Denver, to Southern California, to Texas and all these other pockets that are growing. Does that mean we take the championship there? Maybe not in the next five years. But does that mean we start looking at the first round, or a quarterfinal round?

But there is also a delicate balancing act, Jarnecke acknowledged, that the governing body feels it has to attempt to grow the sport. Speculation within the sport has grown in recent years that the NCAA might hold the final four somewhere such as Colorado, California or the Pacific Northwest — areas of the country where the game is growing the fastest.

The men’s championships are returning to Baltimore next season, and then they’ll go back to Foxborough for 2012. But for 2013 and 2014, the site has yet to be determined, and there are plenty of people who feel it should return to Baltimore and stay there.

Baltimore is one of five cities believed to be bidding for the right to host the championship those years, although the NCAA doesn’t discuss the official bids. The Greater Washington Sports Alliance has stated publicly that it is hoping to host the event at FedEx Field, which would be the farthest south it has gone. And Gillette Stadium in Foxborough and Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia are also likely to be interested. The announcement is expected to come in July.

For more:   http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/lacrosse/bs-sp-lacrosse-folo-0602-20100601,0,7638798.story

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: Maryland Men’s Lacrosse (12-4) Head Coach Dave Cottle Resigns After 7-5 Loss To Notre Dame As Pressure To Win At Major Programs Increases


“The number that counts at schools like Virginia and Hopkins and Maryland is the No. 1,” Starsia said Sunday after his top-seeded Cavaliers edged No. 8 seed Stony Brook in a NCAA Tournament quarterfinal. “You have to be No. 1 once in a while.

“…I’m sure Maryland’s a little frustrated. They haven’t held the trophy at the end of the tournament oin a while. But I will say this: whoever is going to be the coach at Maryland is going to have a hard time because none of us are going to lay down for him.”

University of Maryland men's lacrosse coach Dave Cottle stepped down today after nine seasons leading the Terrapins. Photo courtesy of Maryland Men's Lacrosse.

It goes without saying that Maryland’s 7-5 loss to unseeded Notre Dame in a NCAA Tournament quarterfinal likely doomed coach Dave Cottle from getting a new contract from the school.

The university and the program’s backers have hungered for a national championship to return to College Park for the first time since 1975, and Cottle annually welcomed recruiting classes ranked among the top five in the country.

Just by the numbers, Cottle achieved considerable success since joining the Terps from Loyola prior to the 2002 season. The team went to eight consecutive NCAA Tournaments – the second-longest active streak behind Johns Hopkins’ streak of 39 – and three Final Fours.

For more:   http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/lacrosse/blog/2010/05/former_maryland_coach_defined.html