Saturday afternoon, in game 1 of the Final Four, the Duke University Blue Devils held off the Denver Pioneers to send them back to the National Championship game for back-to-back seasons.
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Welcome to Championship Weekend! We’ll have photos from the games, photos from the day’s events and scene, and video wherever relevant. Also, be on the lookout for notes from Chris Rosenthall. He’s taking his professional talents to the college game this weekend!
We’re set up to see FIVE great games this weekend for NCAA Championship Weekend (two D1 semis, the D2 final, D3 final, and D1 final), and as usual, long stick midfielders will play a huge part. While there may not be a CJ Costabile of 2014 (then again, there may be!), these guys will play a huge role in how the games turn out.
Upset-minded Long Island University-Post will try to end their surprise post-season run with a victory in the NCAA Division II National Championship when they face second-ranked Limestone College on Sunday.
The Thompson Trio’s incredible run may have ended last weekend against Notre Dame, but the three Albany attackmen certainly have inspired a lot of players with their play. And to think, they became that good at lacrosse from hours of hard work spent playing in the back yard, rather than a fancy summer or recruiting camp.
The United States Coast Guard Academy, located in New London, CT, will be transitioning from MCLA D2 to NCAA D3 in 2015. The USCGA lacrosse program has a long history of success, but this current group is taking things to the next level, both on the field and off of it. Commander Sean Cross has been helping the team with promotion over the last couple of MCLA seasons, and he has provided us with a great look into the program’s pending transition to the D3 level.
Craig Chase has been shooting D1 and MLL games for us, but back in 2007 he was shooting games and producing sweet, sweet photos! One of the events he shot in 2007 was the Crabfest Tournament, and Craig sent over some photos from the event, and they feature a number of guys who just graduated, or are still in college.
It’s that wonderful time of the year where lacrosse video REALLY means something! The games are all one and done, and in each division, there can be only champ. Who’s bringing home the hardware? We shall know quite soon!
I really need to figure out what a “speed dodge” actually is. It can’t be as simple as just running by someone, can it?
Since I have not made any clear decisions on what the grand enigma of playoff success must be, I will defer to people with much more experience and success in this matter. It’s good to have friends who are smarter than you! Let’s take a small sampling of what it means to make a successful playoff push, from some of the best minds in the game.
In the end, I can still understand rewarding the “good” teams with more All-Americans. But here is the thrust of my thought process right now: I simply don’t believe that any one team in the Top 20 of D3 is really 11 or 12 All Americans better than someone only a handful of spots behind them.
Reliving the Notre Dame Albany NCAA D1 lacrosse quarterfinal game is going to be a Summer past time for many people, and this is how they can do it. Simply amazing.
This past Sunday the Denver University Pioneers blew the doors of the Drexel Dragons, 15-6 in Delaware Stadium, Newark, DE.
This past Sunday the Duke University Blue Devils overpowered the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays, 19-11 in Delaware Stadium, Newark, DE. Duke led the game in shots 44 to 35. Although Hopkins led in the saves column, 10 to 4, goaltender Eric Schnieder could only do so much for the Blue Jays as he was faced with a flurry of attempts by the Duke offense.
We get a lot of good photos from our photographer crew, but our Director of Photography, Tommy Gilligan, really pulled out all the stops this weekend with this shot!