Seniors Rob Guida and James Malm, along with Junior Mike Pellegrino, have been named the 2014 captains for the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse program. Hop missed out on the NCAA tournament last year, so the naming of captains definitely has a little extra spark to it this year.
Johns Hopkins defeated Virginia 9-8 (in overtime) in the 1980 Division 1 Men’s Lacrosse national championship game. The game was played at Cornell University in front of over 10,000 fans. Jeff Harris scored the OT game winner for Hop, and the goal was assisted by Jim Bidne. This was Hopkins’ third straight national title in men’s lacrosse.
Mike Perrino plays lacrosse at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, and in his spare time, he has started to edit together highlight videos. Mike took some absolutely unreal shots from the last couple of college seasons and threw them together in the above video. I think every goal in the video is at least a 9 out of 10.
Team USA Blue took on Loyola at 2pm on Saturday as part of the Play for Parkinson’s event in Alexandria, VA. Loyola also scrimmaged against Georgetown, and we have photos from that fall game as well. Photo gallery by Craig Chase!
Last week we shared some photos from the Loyola lacrosse alumni games, and one photo in particular stood out to me. It made such an impression that I thought it needed its own post, and its own caption.
Craig Chase took in the recent Loyola – Georgetown scrimmage, and came away with a ton of great photos of both the Hounds and Hoyas. Loyola took on Gtown at noon this past Saturday at the Play For Parkinson’s Event in Alexandria, VA. Right after this scrimmage, the Hounds took on Team USA Blue.
The Government Shutdown: Almost a million employees have been put on furlough or will be paid at a later date, federal parks have shut down, and passport delays are imminent. On a less national scale, the US Service Academies are suspending athletics on campus, and this obviously impacts lacrosse in a major way.
Lyle Thompson scores a highlight reel backhand goal for the Iroquois Nationals against Syracuse’s men’s lacrosse team in fall ball scrimmage action in Cortland, NY. The game was broadcast on Access Lacrosse.
Syracuse took on the Iroquois Nationals this weekend in Cortland, NY, and won the unofficial game 14-11. Hakeem Lecky had five goals, and both teams showed moments of true excellence. It was a great showcase of high scoring, fun lacrosse, and the fans in attendance were treated to a great game.
Craig Chase brought out a new toy when he was shooting photos of the Loyola Alumni Game, and he strapped to GoPro onto one of Loyola Alumni goalies, and got some up close and personal video of the scrimmage. The action comes in hot and heavy and it’s a great perspective on the speed of the game at a high level.
Loyola held its alumni game this past weekend, and it featured two games: the first was the old guys splitting up, and playing against each other. Photo Credit: Craig Chase There are a ton of traditional sticks in this game, as well as a nice smattering of Loyola gear from over the ages: After the older guys duked it out, some of the younger Loyola grads, many of them players in the MLL, took on the 2014 Loyola team, and…
The University of Vermont (UVM) hosts a scrimmage with some of the older Hill Academy (a private Toronto, Canada high school) players and a fun, up and down game ensues.
Mike Sawyer tore it up at Loyola’s alumni game this weekend, and when he wasn’t scoring goals, he was terrifying goalies, and sometimes breaking their helmets. One of Loyola’s goalies took a Sawyer shot off the dome, and the shot actually cracked the shell of the helmet. Now THAT is some SERIOUS power!
Earlier this week, we hinted that the NCAA D1 Men’s Lacrosse could expand in 2014 due to a new NCAA rule, allowing certain sports (like lacrosse) to count play-in games as tourney games. This means the NCAA can pay expenses, and the games will count as official tournament appearances.
Japan brought a team to Melbourne, Australia to take on an Aussie side in an international friendly match this Summer. The game was played in June, and both teams brought competitive squads, focused on improving for the 2014 World Championships in Denver this Summer.
Welcome to Fall Ball! It doesn’t matter if you say it’s all about the grind, or all about effort… you’re wrong either way. Fall Ball is about two things: 1) building for the Spring, and 2) hopefully, staying out of trouble. Some programs have been doing a great job with #1 and #2, while others are struggling with at least one part of the equation.
While attackmen, middies, goalies, and even defensemen, will get lots of recognition for their contributions to their teams there is a group of players grinding it out in positions that aren’t nearly as glorious, but no team could succeed without them. The class of 2014 is full of talent in these types of positions, and these are only a few of the many skilled players whose names you might not hear on TV.
I have truly enjoyed reading every word of Gordon Corsetti’s three part series on The Original Game. Each post has been a learning experience, and I’ve been surprised at just how much the original game has helped shape (and still shapes!) the modern version of field lacrosse. While there are a number of great old rules, one overarching concept I’d love to see brought back to field lacrosse is the Best-of-Five Series being required to win a championship.
In April, we introduced you to Kelly Curtis, the founder of the Northeast Classic. Today, she stops by to showcase the 2013 Northeast Classic that is set to go down October 12th and 13th.
Welles Crowther was a former Division 1 lacrosse player working in the World Trade Center on September 11th. This ESPN piece from Outside The Lines tells the heroic story of his life, and it’s simply something you have to see and hear to believe.