Being thrown out of coach Bill Tierney’s office wasn’t the way Garret Holst wanted to begin his lacrosse career at the University of Denver.
The book of Brown Lacrosse in the year 2014 is standard in that it had peaks and valleys, ranked wins, and humbling blow out losses. 14 games, that’s all the chances you are guaranteed in this sport, only heightening the importance of each and every one.
The Loyola Greyhounds are the outright 2014 Patriot League champions! First year members of the league, the Greyhounds wasted no time winning the conference tourney, moving them on to the NCAA Tournament for the 3rd time in 3 years.
Conference newcomers Notre Dame (7-5) and Syracuse (10-3) survived semifinal matchups decided in the final seconds Friday night at PPL Park in Chester and will play for the ACC title at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Tewaaraton Award selection committee will narrow the men’s and women’s fields for college lacrosse’s highest individual honor Friday night, with announcements coming during the ACC men’s tournament on ESPNU.
Ty Thompson is ready to blow your mind with this goal in a clutch win over rival Sienna.
What an exciting weekend of lacrosse! As the regular season wound down, there were plenty of in conference rivalries to keep us entertained. A CAC tilt between Salisbury and Stevenson had 29 penalties! Washington College beat Gettysburg for the first time in 10 years, and both RIT and Denison stayed undefeated.
This is probably my last before I head off to Prague for the 21st annual Ales Hrebesky Memorial box lacrosse tournament, so I’m going to make it a good one. You can expect plenty of content from the 2014 AHM this week and next week, so for now I’ll leave you with a ton of college lacrosse video action, and what these results mean!
In what has quickly become an annual slugfest, the Salisbury Sea Gulls took down the Stevenson Mustangs in a top 5 NCAA D3 contest last night. As is often the case in an SU – SU game, there was plenty of laundry thrown by the refs, and the teams combined for 26 minutes of penalties via 29 infractions.
Loyola entered the Patriot League this year, and in their first season of conference play, they finished with a perfect 8-0 regular season record. They now get a bye to the semifinals, which they will also get to host next weekend at the Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore.
I was lucky enough to get to fly back to Ohio for the weekend to attend the Ohio State vs. Michigan game to cap off Rivalry Week. The “Showdown in the Shoe” was played about two and a half hours before the Buckeyes’ spring football game in an attempt to build awareness around the Ohio State lacrosse program as well as to build as large of a crowd as possible to boo Michigan for the first time ever in the historic Horseshoe.
This weekend, we will all be treated to some serious lacrosse action, and it comes in a number of different forms. It’s not just NCAA D1 lacrosse that’s on and popping, although that is a big part of the equation, and we’ve got story lines to follow from across the lacrosse (box and field!) landscape.
If you’re not amped up for the Stevenson – Salisbury game this weekend, you’ve clearly got huge problems. It’s going to an absolute throw down. I guarantee it! To compliment this week’s Hot Pot, which explains Stevenson’s rise and the greatest burgeoning rivalry in D3, I thought it would be interesting to see Stevenson’s change over the years, in video format.
Albany took down Stony Brook 17-7 this week, and the Thompsons were back to their old tricks, scoring at will, and making the rest of us look like average lacrosse players. This win was huge for Albany because it wrapped up an America East tourney bid for the Danes (they are 3-0 in conference).
Normally you’ve got some monster D1 match up, and it more than qualifies as the best game of the weekend, but this weekend? This weekend is different, and there is a different college level of lacrosse you need to watch.