This week Nick and Ryan team up to discuss the newly announced lacrosse hall of fame and breakdown to the men’s D1 conference tournaments.
With the merger between the MLL and PLL many new initiatives have taken place to recognize and celebrate the history of professional field lacrosse. On Thursday the PLL announced that they would be starting the Professional Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
What you need to know:
There are three primary criteria to be eligible for the HOF:
1- Must be retired from professional lacrosse for at least three years
2- Must have played at least 5 seasons in either the PLL or MLL (or both)
3- Must receive at least 75% approval from the 20 person voting committee (15 votes)
It’s also interesting to note that it appears the first HOF class will consist of 3 Attack, 3 Midfielders, 3 Defense/LSM, 1 Specialist (SSDM/FOGO), and 1 goalie. Essentially, the first class will be considered the greatest team of all time (on paper).
After a busy weekend of conference play last week, which determined seeds for this weeks conference tournaments, we had an exceptional lacrosse day full of meaningful games.
Here are the conference title match-ups:
CAA: Hofstra (8-5) vs. Drexel (9-2)
Semi 1: Lehigh vs. Colgate
Semi 2: Army vs. Loyola
AMERICA EAST: UAlbany (8-4) vs. Vermont (8-4)
SOCON: Richmond (7-5) vs. High Point (7-5)
BIG TEN: Maryland (11-0) vs. Johns Hopkins (3-8)
MAAC: Manhattan (5-4) vs. Monmouth (7-2)
NEC: Saint Joseph’s (9-3) vs. Bryant (8-3)
Sunday is SELECTION SUNDAY and we’ll finally see the impact all of these games have on the NCAA tournament. There are plenty of bubble teams watching patiently to see how these games pan out. Stay tuned next week where we break down all of the NCAA matchups and more.
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