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2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Championship Tournament Final Four Features #1 Maryland Vs #5 Northwestern And #2 Syracuse Vs #6 Virginia At Towson University On May 23


 Top-seeded University of Maryland will face No. 5 Northwestern in the second semifinal of the 2014 NCAA® Women’s Lacrosse National Championship Weekend hosted by Towson University on Friday, May 23. That game is scheduled for a first draw at 7:30 p.m. No. 2 Syracuse University will meet No. 6 University of Virginia in the first semifinal on Friday at 5 p.m.

Top-seeded University of Maryland will face No. 5 Northwestern in the second semifinal of the 2014 NCAA® Women’s Lacrosse National Championship Weekend hosted by Towson University on Friday, May 23. That game is scheduled for a first draw at 7:30 p.m. No. 2 Syracuse University will meet No. 6 University of Virginia in the first semifinal on Friday at 5 p.m.

Johnny Unitas® Stadium on Towson’s campus will host the women’s lacrosse national semifinals and championship game for the fourth time since 2008. The national championship will take place on Sunday, May 25 at 8:30 p.m. Both NCAA semifinal games will be broadcast on ESPN3, while ESPNU will carry the national championship game.

The Terrapins will make their sixth straight appearance in the national semifinals after a 15-6 win over Duke in the quarterfinals. Maryland captured the 2010 NCAA® national championship, the last played in Unitas® Stadium.

Northwestern earned its 10th consecutive trip to the semifinals with a 12-11 overtime win over No. 4 Florida. The Wildcats captured the national championship in Towson in 2008 and 2009.

No. 6 Virginia will be making its first appearance in the national semifinals since 2007 after upsetting the defending national champion North Carolina, 10-9, in the quarterfinals.

Syracuse will be making its third straight appearance in the national semifinals after an 11-9 win over Boston College in the quarterfinals.

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Virginia Men’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Poster


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NCAA Lacrosse: Virginia Women’s Lacrosse Debuts Episode 1 Of 2014 Series “The Crease” (Video)


Virginia Women’s Lacrosse prepare for the 2014 Season.  Follow them in this behind the scenes web series.

NCAA Lacrosse: Virginia Men’s 2014 Schedule Features Loyola, Syracuse, Cornell, Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, North Carolina And Duke


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Virginia men’s lacrosse head coach Dom Starsia announced his team’s schedule for the 2014 season today. The schedule features seven home games. Among UVa’s opponents in 2014 are seven teams that played in last season’s NCAA tournament.
“I do not think it is an exaggeration to suggest that the challenge in 2014 is epic in the history of our sport,” said Starsia. “The 2014 ACC men’s lacrosse conference may be the strongest assembled in NCAA history in any sport. Five of the six teams in this conference have won NCAA championships and this schedule features every NCAA champion since 2001.”

Virginia Men's Lacrosse 2014 Schedule

NCAA Lacrosse: Virginia Women’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Northwestern, Loyola, Syracuse, Penn State, North Carolina, Princeton, Duke, Notre Dame And Maryland


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Virginia announced its 2014 women’s lacrosse schedule which features nine regular-season home games and includes contests against 10 opponents that played in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, including all four national semifinalist.
“Our 2014 schedule is loaded with the best teams in collegiate women’s lacrosse,” said head coach Julie Myers. “We will be consistently tested at home as six of our nine home games will feature NCAA tournament teams including the 2013 NCAA champion and the national runners-up. The road will be a challenge as well as we will face the other two final four teams among several other top-10 programs. We’ve worked hard in the offseason and look forward to the challenge of the season beginning in early February.”

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NCAA Lacrosse: “2013 San Francisco Fall Classic” Featured Virginia Men’s Lacrosse Defeating Princeton 11-8 On October 12 (Video)


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Virginia Cavaliers and the Princeton Tigers square off in San Francisco at famous Kezar Stadium for the 2013 Fall Classic.  Princeton leads early, before Virginia ties it at halftime.  The Cavaliers finish strong for a 11-8 win.  Great to see big names like Rob Emery, Chris LaPierre, James Pannel, Dom Starsia and Tom Schrieber in the Bay Area.

NCAA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of The “2013 San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic” Featuring Princeton Men’s Lacrosse Vs Virginia On Oct 12


At the San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic held at Kezar Stadium, the Princeton men’s lacrosse team and Virginia Cavaliers faced off in a fall ball match up featuring two of the sports premier programs.

2013 San Francisco Lacrosse Classic Princeton vs Virginia

Legends Of Lacrosse: “The Chris Sanderson Project” Celebrates The Courageous And Inspirational Life Of The Former Virginia Men’s Lacrosse And Team Canada Goalie Who Lost His Battle With Brain Cancer In 2012 (Video)


Team Canada Goalie Chris Sanderson

Team Canada Goalie Chris Sanderson

Chris Sanderson was a lacrosse coach and member of the Canadian team defending their world championship.. Sanderson was an assistant coach for the Philadelphia Wings in the National Lacrosse League from 2005 to 2007 season. Sanderson played for parts of five seasons as a goaltender.

Chris was a member of the Sanderson family of Orangeville, Ontario. He is the cousin of current NLL players Josh, Phil, and Nate, and was the nephew of both Wings GM Lindsay Sanderson and Calgary assistant coach Terry Sanderson.

Chris Sanderson, 36, a native of Orangeville, Canada who presently resides in Pennington, New Jersey with his wife and two daughters, was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2008. But that has not stopped his plans to play in his 4th consecutive Lacrosse World Championships this summer. Follow his blog and learn about his training and preparation, hear about his health and treatment, and receive fundraising updates.  http://chrissanderson2010.blogspot.com/p/chris-story.html

Chris Sanderson, 36, a native of Orangeville, Canada who presently resides in Pennington, New Jersey with his wife and two daughters, was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2008. But that has not stopped his plans to play in his 4th consecutive Lacrosse World Championships this summer. Follow his blog and learn about his training and preparation, hear about his health and treatment, and receive fundraising updates. http://chrissanderson2010.blogspot.com/p/chris-story.html

Sanderson led the University of Virginia Cavaliers to two NCAA Final Fours. He has played in four world championships with the Canadian National Team, and has coached the U-19 Canadian team to a world championship. He also teaches at the Pennington School in Pennington, NJ, and owns a lacrosse company and club team known as True North Lacrosse Company.[1]

He was originally diagnosed with a grade IV malignant brain tumor called Glioblastoma Multiforme in December, 2008. The 2006 ILF gold medalist fought back, miraculously representing Canada at the 2010 FIL World Championships in England, helping the Canadians to a silver medal.[2] Sanderson was named to the All-World Team at the goaltender position in the 2010 FIL WC.[3]

Sanderson lost his battle with brain cancer on June 28, 2012 at the age of 38.

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Virginia Men’s Lacrosse Defenseman And Regis Jesuit Alumni (Denver, CO) Tanner Scales Earns ACC “Freshman Player Of The Year” Honors


Virginia Men's Lacrosse Defenseman Tanner Scales ACC Freshman Player of the Year

Born and raised in Denver, Scales spent his 11th-grade year at the Salisbury School in Connecticut, in part because of its hockey program. But an injury derailed his hockey career, and Scales returned to Denver for his senior year.

He graduated from Regis Jesuit High School, where as a freshman and sophomore Scales had played lacrosse with Rhody Heller and Tanner Ottenbreit, now his teammates at UVa. A fourth Cavalier, freshman midfielder Matt Florence, is also from the Denver area.

If history is any guide, the award handed out Tuesday to Tanner Scales bodes well for his career — and for the UVa men’s lacrosse team.

Scales, a 6-2, 200-pound defenseman, became the 11th Cavalier to be named ACC freshman of the year, as chosen by the conference’s coaches. Previous recipients from UVa include Tim Whiteley (1993), Michael Watson (1994), Conor Gill (1999), Tillman Johnson (2001), Danny Glading (2006) and Steele Stanwick (2009), some of the greatest players in the program’s history.

“It’s awesome to be mentioned in the same category as guys like Steele and Tillman Johnson,” Scales said. “Obviously all individual awards are secondary to the team success, but it’s very humbling. I’m very thankful that the ACC coaches look at me the way that they do.”

Virginia coach Dom Starsia is thankful Scales chose lacrosse over hockey. Not until Scales was in high school did he give up his goal of playing hockey in college and, perhaps, professionally.

Scales played defense on the ice, too, “I think the physicality of hockey really helped me with lacrosse, as well as how quick the game is,” he said. “So when I’m on the lacrosse field, I can slow things down. I’m just more calm because of the experience of playing hockey.”

“It’s great to see the explosion [of lacrosse] out in Denver,” Scales said. “It’s awesome, and I think it just speaks to the growth of the sport.”

Charlottesville is some 1,600 miles from Denver, and Scales marveled at times this year about how far he’d come, especially when he was on the practice field with Florence.

“I remember playing on the same summer team as Matt when we were in seventh grade or something like that,” Scales said, “and I never would have guessed that we both would have ended up here.”

Virginia’s 2013 roster also included players from such states as North Carolina, California and Illinois, none a traditional hotbed for the sport.

“I’ve had kids sitting in my office from these outlying areas,” Starsia recalled, “and they generally say to me, `I know you’re biased against me, Coach,’ and I say, `No, I’m not. The question is: Are you good enough? I don’t care where you’re from.’ I’ve never cared where they’re from.

For more:  http://www.virginiasports.com/sports/m-lacros/050213aaa.html

NCAA Lacrosse: The “2013 Men’s Lacrosse Championships” Will Be The First Held Without Either Johns Hopkins Or Virginia; “Three Of The Top Four Seeds Have Never Won A National Title”


2013 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships Philadephia

Consider Sunday’s NCAA tournament bracket unveiling the latest affirmation of lacrosse’s changes. Three of the top four seeds are Notre Dame, Ohio State and Denver — unsurprising choices based on the numbers but not what a fan from a decade ago would expect.

“…(don’t be surprised if) there’s a first-time champion for the third time in four years…Three of the top four seeds have never won a national title, and neither has eighth-seeded Penn State. Syracuse isn’t the traditionally imposing No. 1 seed the tournament has always enjoyed, though the likes of Ohio State and Denver have never experienced a national title game, either…”

In truth, this is as wide open as the regular season suggested it would be. The absence of a dominant team or two, far more than anything else, has created the opportunity for a team that simply strings its two or three best games together at the right time to win a title.

But where are Johns Hopkins, Princeton and Virginia? Finished with their seasons by the first weekend in May. In fact, it will be the first NCAA tournament ever without either Hopkins or Virginia.

Those decisions, too, were not shocking. Virginia’s fate was sealed with a losing record. Hopkins and Princeton simply didn’t muster deep enough resumes.

Instead, change continues to come. Over the last three years, 30 schools have reached the NCAA tournament. Bryant and Detroit will make their first appearances this year. Albany, Penn State and Towson are ending droughts of at least five years. And now, more than ever before, the turnover in the field is to be expected.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2012-13/news/050613_ncaa_division_i_mens_lacrosse_bracket_affirmation_of_lacrosse_new_era