Not only do we have Monroe Gear and Video, but we also have an interview with the head coach at Nassau CC, a recap of the movement in the polls, and how the Top 10 fared last week, plus a little extra! It’s the JuCo Report… the one place that NJCAA men’s lacrosse gets some love!
Latest Official NJCAA Poll
1) Onondaga CC – 4-0, beat Harford 23-2
2) Nassau CC – 3-0, beat Genesee 17-8
3) CCBC Essex – 4-0, beat Catonsville 25-4, beat Suffolk 15-1
4) Genesee CC – 1-2, beat Delhi 17-5, lost to Nassau 17-8
5) Anne Arundel CC – 3-0, beat NOVA 16-11, beat Brookdale 20-6
6) Howard CC – 2-1, beat SMC 18-3, beat Suffolk 16-5
7) SUNY Delhi – 1-2, lost to Genesee 17-5, beat Monroe 6-4
8) Monroe CC – 1-1, beat Mohawk Valley 8-5, lost to Delhi 6-4
9) Suffolk CC – 0-2, lost to Howard 16-5, lost to Essex 15-1
10) Union County – 2-0, beat Tompkins Cortland 6-2, beat Cecil 17-2
Also receiving votes: NOVA (1-2), Finger Lakes (1-1), Delaware Tech (1-2)
NJCAA Lacrosse Gear – Monroe CC
We saw a ton of gear last week, and even though we only have one team’s gear to show off this week, we have a lot of photos, and some pretty legit looking protective stuff! Love those gloves and helmet especially!
NJCAA Quick Game Reports
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This week’s game reports are in VIDEO form! Always awesome to see that kind of stuff! We have Monroe Vs Howard on the women’s side and Howard Vs the College of Southern Maryland over on the men’s side! Hats off to Howard for getting the video bug!
[fvplayer src=”https://youtube.com/watch?v=jaE44ORAklY” splash=”https://i.ytimg.com/vi/jaE44ORAklY/hqdefault.jpg” caption=”NJCAA Lacrosse – CSM at #6 Howard CC (2015 Region XX Lacrosse)”]
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From JuCo To NCAA – Shining Stars
Marcus Palvino was a 2013 NJCAA 2nd Team All American midfielder and he leads D3 Brockport in scoring with 4 goals and 5 assists for 9 points so far this season.
Tyler Skowronski was a 2014 All Region III midfielder and he lead Keuka in scoring in their 1st game with 3 goals and 1 assist for 4 points.
Couple of former Genesee guys right there!
JuCo Interview – Nassau’s George Powers
This week I got to catch up with Coach George Powers from Nassau Community College on Long Island. Coach Powers runs one of the top JuCo programs, and he is definitely a guy you want to listen to!
Nassau is a legendary NJCAA program, and while there is plenty of talent on Long Island, how do you keep this team competitive year in and year out? With so much turnover at 2 year schools compared to 4 year schools, how do you keep good players coming in the door?
The high school coaches on Long Island are aware that we are there full time, so we can support our student-athletes academically. We still have the ability to get kids moved on to four-year schools all over the country.
We are also giving kids a $40,000 experience for $4,000 a year, that’s why we are an option for kids to come. Lastly, the tradition of the program sells itself.
How do you keep that tradition and history of NCC’s program alive with the current team? Does that come up a lot in talks with the team?
We talk about the tradition of the program every day with our kids and it’s something we hang our hat on. We have alumni come and visit on a regular basis to talk to our team, we have an alumni game every Fall that our current Lions attend, and we have a wall of fame in the physical education complex that the kids walk by every day. The history and tradition is the fabric of our program.
How does Nassau look this year? Without giving too much away of course!
We have 9 kids back that played significant minutes in the National Championship game last year. The strength of the team will be the offensive side of the ball, with three returning first team All-Americans. Brandon Watson, Shane DeBoer, and Josh Byrne, who is a transfer from ASA college.
[fvplayer src=”https://youtube.com/watch?v=Da79I_avOZg” splash=”https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Da79I_avOZg/hqdefault.jpg” caption=”2014 NJCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championship: Onondaga Vs Nassau”]
Do you think that NJCAA Lacrosse could expand outside of its traditional areas in the next decade? What has to happen first?
NJCAA lacrosse can expand in areas with established high schools where they have a quality feeder program filtering in kids. Maybe a state like North Carolina or Florida will have those opportunities in the next decade while its growing at the high school level.
What are the advantages of being located in a lacrosse hotbed? Are there any disadvantages?
A big advantage is that there are more kids to recruit. I do not see it being a disadvantage to us.
Thanks for your time, Coach Powers and good luck to Nassau this season!