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Only 100 Days Until College Lacrosse Season!

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Pannell vs Megill will be good again. But Megill will wear #11 in 2012.
Rob Pannell lacrosse cornell syracuse brian megill

Pannell vs Megill will be good again. But Megill will wear #11 in 2012.

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There are only 100 days between today and the first game of the NCAA Division 1 Lacrosse Season*.  We’re beyond excited.  We’re in store for another great year of college lacrosse across the divisions, and in both the NCAA and the MCLA.  There are interesting, lacrosse-heavy story lines galore like Virginia’s quest to repeat, Rob Pannell (he’s a story unto himself), Penn State rising, lots of change, Denver reloading, and a new big-time program in Michigan.  And that’s only the tip of the iceberg!  The stories from D2, D3, and the MCLA promise to be just as good!

And in 100 days, we get to see it all unfold before our very eyes…

One team’s 2011 season didn’t end with the National Championship banner that many in and around the program had hoped for, but the Syracuse Orange still managed to put on a great show… and that’s what highlight tapes are all about.  All of the video by Rastamyles is clearly just taken from ESPNU, but the goals are all good ones (come on, it’s Cuse!), and the editing is pretty solid.

Time to get excited for 2012 with some sick Cuse goals from 2011.  Why not?


*I’m operating under the assumption that 2012 will be like 2011 in that the first game of the year will take place on the first Saturday in February

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Connor Wilson

Connor is the Publisher of He lives in Brooklyn with his better half, continues to play and coach both box and field lacrosse in NYC as much as possible, and covers the great game that is lacrosse full-time. He spends his spare time stringing sticks and watching Futurama.


  • I still don’t understand why the College Lax season is started so ridiculously early. Many fields across the North-East are still under blankets of snow. Regardless of whether they are or not, the temperatures force players to wear layer upon layer of clothing, restricting their movement (even if it’s not much, it’s still something to consider), and thus decreasing their abilities.

    Starting the season that early also takes away from the fans, as I’m sure the amount of fans that would want to pay to attend an outdoor game and risk frostbite, are much lower than the temperature will likely be.

    I understand that they do not want to push the end of the season back further, as I’m sure there are some schools that end prior to Memorial Day weekend, and kids will regret staying longer on campus than they must in order to play the sport…however lacrosse season should run from first week of March – May. Better for the fans, means increased popularity for the sport.

          • I believe it’s roughly the same thing for public schools in NYC. However that doesn’t mean that coaches don’t get their teams together (INDOORS) a few weeks earlier and start with some workouts/conditioning, if they haven’t done so all winter already.

            However, I’m specifically talking about College lax here. I don’t understand why it wouldn’t just make everyone’s lives easier to have their season run somewhat parallel to NFHS.

      • That’s ridiculous to me personally…particularly because if someone told me to go practice outside in February, the temperatures would still be in the mid-teens, and there would be ice everywhere.

        However I understand that you are most likely in a more tropical climate than we are up here in NYC.

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