A number of D1, D2, and D3 NCAA Lacrosse programs have been stepping up their presences on the web. Since the traditional media outlets were not covering the sport to the degree it deserved, the schools themselves have taken up the mantle and are making it happen. Great to see, and a vast improvement over the state of coverage from less than a decade ago.
Lynchburg is located in Virginia and they play in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference with teams like Roanoke, Hampden-Sydney and Washington & Lee… and for a couple of years now, they’ve found themselves somewhere in the top 15-30 range. To break in to that next level, of a Top 10 team, or to be a consistent National Contender, Lynchburg will need to continue to improve over the next couple of years, or have a real breakout season soon.
I watched them play Marywood last night on their webcast and I can say with some certainty that they are not there yet. Dodging through triple teams when clearing the ball (pass it!) and moving the ball crisply around the outside 3-4 times might LOOK great, (and doing those things will let you run all over Marywood) but they won’t prepare this team for its hard games. Lynchburg lacked a dynamic offense and didn’t seem to be able to create easy transition goals.
Then again, it’s still early in the season, but Lynchburg definitely has a lot of work to do… just like everybody else! In the meantime, check out this video that explains where the program is at right now. They’ve got the coaching, the athletes, the facilities, the support staff and everything else they need to get it done. Now it just comes down to the players, and how much extra work they are willing to put in. Chasing Tufts, Cortland and Salisbury is no easy task.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
– Syracuse and Virginia renew their rivalry (was it ever really dying?) this weekend in a #1 vs #1 matchup | Tucson Citizen
– RIT (DIII) cruises by Florida Southern (DII) in early inter-divisional action | RIT Athletics
– Lenoir-Rhyne wins first lacrosse game ever! | LRBears.com
-Dutchess Day School needs a lacrosse coach!!!
Dutchess Day School, a small private school located in Millbrook, NY, is searching for a coach for their 5th-8th grade team.
The season starts on Monday March 28th and goes to Memorial day at the end of May. Practice days are on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 3:10 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. Home games are on the same time schedule, although away games will involve coming back a little later (most around 5:30 p.m.). Dutchess Day Schol has excellent facilities. Remuneration for the season is $1200. Coaches can also use the fields for clinics etc. If interested please contact Nigel Pink at Dutchess Day School on 845 677-5014 ext 32 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
– Patriot League Recap | Patriot League
– LSU Lacrosse Club is seeing higher participation AND support | LSU Reveille
– Zack Greer is now playing for the Edmonton Rush with his brother, Bill. Should be interesting! | Lacrosse Magazine
– CityLax has its annual gala coming up on March 10th in NYC, so if you want to be actively involved in growing the game of lacrosse in historically underserved communities, consider getting involved, going to the gala or donating to CityLax!
– Boston Blazers highlights from the first half of the 2011 NLL season: