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Friday, December 20, 2013

UCLA Adds Former Duke, Yale Players to Lacrosse Coaching Staff

Published December 3, 2013 by in College, MCLA, Press Release UCLA Men’s Lacrosse is pleased to welcome two new assistant coaches to Westwood for the 2013-2014 academic year: George Buckley (Duke ’05) and Matt Gibson (Yale ’12).
Buckley, a four-time letter winner at Duke, will coach the UCLA defense. Gibson, a two-time First Team All-American at Yale and the 2012 Rookie of the Year in Major League Lacrosse, will coach the Bruins’ offense.
George Buckley, Matt Gibson, UCLA Men's Lacrosse, New Coaches
Buckley (left) and Gibson (right) join the Bruins’ staff for the 2014 season.
“I’m looking forward to working with the coaching staff and our players in order to have fun and compete as best as possible,” noted Buckley a few weeks into the preseason. “I believe there’s a real willingness and ability for our returning players to help our new guys develop on and off the field, and I’m excited about the potential we have on the defensive end.”
Seconding his optimism, Gibson commented that he was “very excited to join the UCLA Men’s Lacrosse family and the strong staff already in place.” Reflecting on the university, he added that “UCLA has a rich athletic and academic tradition, and I’m happy to be a part of it.”
Returning to the UCLA coaching staff with Head Coach Jacques Bagley are Assistant Head Coach Ben Bitonti and Goalie Coach Pete Britt. Having concluded their Fall Ball preseason, the Bruins will return to practice in January in preparation for the beginning of their regular season in February.
For more information about the UCLA Men’s Lacrosse team, please visit www.uclalax.com and follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Chicago's Soldier Field, Philly, Foxboro Named Final Four Site Finalists

Matt Kinnear - 10/30/2013
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Chicago's Solder Field, Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field and Foxboro's Gillette Stadium have been named finalists for the 2015-18 NCAA lacrosse championships — a four-season window — according to the NCAA.
Notre Dame, Drexel and Harvard would serve as hosts, respectively, in a finalist list that has a noticeable absence of Maryland locations. The 2014 men's lacrosse championship weekend will be held at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. (North Carolina), Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. (Northwestern) and PPL Park near Philadelphia (Saint Joseph's) were named finalists for the women's DI championship. The women's DIII finalists are the same as the DI finalists, so they presumably would be held at the same site — a departure from prior years.
The finalists were selected by the respective sport committees, which are made up of coaches and administrators from NCAA member schools and conferences, from an original pool of 1,948 bids. The committees will select the winning sites, which must then be approved by the appropriate divisional championships cabinets/committees before being announced via webcast at NCAA.com on Dec. 11.
The December announcement will also include all pre-determined regional host sites, such as quarterfinal sites. Ohio State's Jesse Owens Stadium and Buffalo's Ralph Wilson Stadium are among sites that have made bids for the NCAA quarters. The 2014 NCAA Quarterfinals will be held at Delaware and Hofstra.
Cities were able to bid for one or more years of the same championship.
The falling Final Four attendance has been a topic of conversation in recent years. Last year's Championship Weekend attendance in Philadelphia was the sixth straight decline, with 79,179 fans coming to the Linc (28,224 Saturday, 22,511 Sunday and 28,444 Monday), the lowest total since 2002, the last time the event wasn’t held in an NFL venue.
The IMLCA formed a committee to evaluate the downturn, producing a "white paper" on recommendations to increase attendance. The IMLCA committee had five recommendations, ranging from ticket prices, marketing, hosts' financial burdens and more.
Indianapolis last year hosted the NCAA Quarterfinals at Lucas Oil Stadium, drawing 7,749 fans.

Friday, September 20, 2013

NCAA Clarifies D1 bracket expansion

This week, the NCAA announced it’s policy change regarding play-in games to pave the way for an increased, 18 to 20-team, bracket size for the men’s D1 tournament. This could go into effect as soon as 2014.

This policy change came from the addition of A-Sun and ACC automatic qualifiers in 2014, and Big Ten in 2015. NCAA bylaws state that 50% of the teams in the tournament must be at-large qualifiers, and with the number of AQs increasing to 10, the NCAA cabinet must either increase the size of the brackets to include the 10 at-large berths and the 10 AQs, or eliminate 2AQs.

Read more about the change:

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Bayhawks win MLL Championship title

In the semifinal games on Saturday:

Charlotte Hounds beat the undefeated Denver Outlaws 17-14
Chesapeake Bayhawks narrowly defeated the Hamilton Nationals 13-12 

to earn their respective spots in the championship game.

Championship game summary:

The Hounds scored the first goal of the 2013 MLL Championship final game, but the Bayhawks battled their way to a 3-2 advantage going into the second quarter. Two more goals in the second quarter ended the first half in a Bayhawk advantage 5-2. 

Chesapeake scored again in the beginning of the third, followed by two quick Charlotte goals. However, Chesapeake stopped the third quarter surge with two goals to end the third 8-4. The fourth quarter saw a Charlotte team that would not give up, they rallied to a 10-7 score with just over seven minutes to play, but their two pointer in the last two seconds came up one goal short. The Bayhakws took the title, 10-9.

Read a more detailed recap here

Friday, August 23, 2013

NCAA considering non-NFL stadiums to host champ weekend

In an effort to increase attendance at the NCAA Championship Weekend, the organization is considering a broader choice of venues. Currently, the host venues rotate between Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia (the location of this past seasons tournament), Gillette Stadium and M&T Bank Stadium in Foxborough, MA (M&T Bank will host the 2014 Championship Weekend).

The NCAA is considering opening their options to non-NFL venues, such as stadiums on college campuses. University of Maryland has expressed interest in hosting from 2015-2018, and the Naval Academy's name has also been thrown into the hat. However, there is hesitance to choose a collegiate campus due to concern that it is a lesser "travel destination."

While NCAA Championship Weekend could be the biggest weekend of the year for the sport of lacrosse, it boils down to one university against another, so why not host it at a college campus? It would be a different atmosphere, but it could be viewed as a positive change!

Share your thoughts regarding the venue debate!

Read more here

Thursday, August 22, 2013

11 year old Lacrosse Player Thomas Napoli Fundraiser

Below is an email sent from a member of the executive board of Long Island Metropolitan Chapter of US Lacrosse:

Hello Long Island Metropolitan Chapter of US Lacrosse Members,

Many of you have asked over the past 6 weeks what can we all do to help with young Thomas Napoli who is an 11 year old Lacrosse player from Seaford, NY  who is fighting  a very rare brain tumor and he now will need further treatment. Attached you will find a flyer for a Fundraiser that is being held to help Thomas and his family with the many expenses they are incurring as they fight this battle. We hope everyone can come to the fundraiser on September 12th. If not please spend the word to your local organizations.

Please keep Thomas and the Napoli family in your thoughts and prayers. We hope to see many of you on the 12th of September to help one of our own.
Please spread the word!!
Leave a comment on our facebook page  if you plan on attending!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

MLL Championship Weekend!

 PPL Park in Chester, PA

Saturday 8/24:

Semifinals face off at 1:00pm and 4:00 pm

#4 Charlotte Hounds v. #1 Denver Outlaws

#3 Hamilton Nationals v. #2 Chesapeake Bayhawks

Sunday 8/25:

Championship final face off at 3:00 pm

Still time to buy your tickets!
For more information about the tournament and what to do in Philly, go to the MLL website

Monday, August 12, 2013

MLL Update 8/10

This weekend’s games closed the regular season for Major League Lacrosse. Here’s a brief recap:

Ohio Machine @ New York Lizards: 11 – 14

The Machine – Lizards match up this weekend resulted in a Lizard victory, 14 to 11, to finish in 7th place. Saturday was designated Hero’s Night to benefit first responders and veterans in the tri state area. The jerseys specially designed for the occasion were autographed and auctioned off to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

The win ends New York’s season at 4 – 10 (7th), and Ohio’s at 2 – 12 (8th).


Rochester Rattlers @ Boston Cannons: 23 – 14

Rochester secured 5th place with a win in their final regular season game. The Rattlers took command of the game early, leading by 5 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter saw an attempt at a comeback by the Cannons with three quick goals, but the Rattlers answered with two goals of their own to retain command.

A high scoring 3rd quarter saw 14 goals and concluded with a 21-11 lead for the Rattlers. A five goal fourth quarter ended with a decisive 23-14 win for the Rochester Rattlers.

The Rattlers end their season at 6 – 8 (5th) and the Cannons at 5 – 9 (6th).


Charlotte Hounds @ Chesapeake Bayhawks: 14 – 16

The Chesapeake Bayhawks earned the #2 seed for Championship Weekend (August 24th and 25th) on Saturday with a 16-14 win over the Charlotte Hounds. Both teams already earned a spot in the playoffs, but with the win, the Bayhawks will not have to face the undefeated Outlaws in the semifinals.

The Bayhawks led 6-3 at end of the first quarter, but the Hounds stole the lead to end the first half at 10-9. The Hounds used the third quarter to extend their lead to 14-10, but the Bayhawks controlled the fourth quarter. Charlotte failed to capitalize on a few opportunities, and the Bayhawks took the win, 16-14.

The Bayhawks finish the regular season in 2nd place (9-5) and the Hounds finish in 4th place (7-7) to enter Championship Weekend.


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Terps Recruiting Class named No. 1 by Inside Lacrosse

The University of Maryland Terps incoming recruiting class for the 2014 season earns number one rankings from Inside Lacrosse.

Acquiring two recruits ranked in the top five of the Power 100, and nine from the Power 100 in total, Maryland edges Syracuse, who will admit the year's number one recruit.

Read more about the 2013-2014 recruiting classes at:

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Collegiate Recruiting Advice

High School Sophomores and Junior aspiring collegiate athletes,  it's time to get a move on the recruiting process!

Michael Clarke, writing for Active.com, sums up the process into 8 steps:

1. Make sure the classes you're taking meet the NCAA core course requirements! Talk to your guidance counselors and consult the NCAA compliance website

2. Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center (formerly the NCAA Clearinghouse). This is not a hard process, but don't forget to do it!

3. Make your lists of schools! It is generally recommended to make three lists: reach, realistic, and safety schools. Talk to your guidance counselors and coaches to discuss your academic and athletic fits and which division you would like your future school to be in.

4. Create a video of 10-15 highlight plays. While swimmers and runners can send in concrete times that speak for themselves, athletes who play a "game" sport cannot simply send in their stats. A (lacrosse) coach's judgement of a players' ability comes from seeing them play and talking to coaches.

5. Research the schools on your lists. Talk to current and formers players if you can to try to obtain a deeper insight into the program.

6. Contact the coaches. Write a short email (a few paragraphs) and send your highlight video. If a coach prefers a phone call, make sure the athlete calls the coach, not the parent!

7. Get in front of the university coaches! Attend the camps of each respective team, if possible, and try to get some face-time with the coaches.

8. The decision! Be sure to visit the schools you are accepted to and meet the team and get a feel for the campus atmosphere. Take all the information you gathered from your research on the schools academic and athletics department, the finances, and the general atmosphere. Also, be sure to look at how the school places their graduates into the corporate world, and more specifically how well athletes from your team are placed.

See the full article!:

Monday, August 5, 2013

Denver Outlaws earn 13th win, record for most wins in a season.

MLL weekend update:

The Denver Outlaws earned their 13th win this season, besting the New York Lizards 13-10, to remain undefeated. The win also set the Major League Lacrosse record for the most wins in a season.

Starting the second have in a tie at 6-6, New York scored two quick goals, only to be answered by Chris and Matt Bocklet. Another goal by each team ended the third quarter in a tie (9-9).

However, the Outlaws began the final quarter with a goal off the first face off, and never relinquished their lead, scoring four goals to the Lizards' one.

Read more about the game:

Friday, August 2, 2013

Nantucket camp Monday Aug 5 - Thursday Aug 8!

There's still time!

Refine your fundamentals and game skills in the morning from 9:00 - 11:30am
and spend the afternoon enjoying Nantucket!

Register NOW!
Go to www.millerlacrosse.com to learn about our other camps and travel teams.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

M|11 boat leads the 1.5 mile at SAA


At the end of June, the M|11 boat led out the 1.5 mile swimmers for the 7th annual Greenwich-Stamford Swim Across America, raising money for gene therapy cancer research. Over $510,000 was raised by this years event! #makingwavestofightcancer.

While working hard on the field and enjoying the sights off of it, we try to give back to our community in any way we can.

For more information on the event or to find an event near you, visit www.swimacrossamerica.org
or learn about the research at http://www.acgtfoundation.org/.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Greatest Lacrosse Save Ever?

Throw back... tuesday?

If you didn't see it on The Lacrosse Network or read about it on BroBible, check out this video of "possibly the greatest lacrosse save ever."

Division III Whittier College's (Whittier, CA) goalie Robert Bazlen makes an incredible diving save during a game against Chapman University (Orange, CA)!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Medicine Ball Resistance Training

In the past, the off-season for middle and high school athletes was consumed by cross training through other sports. Today, however, there are more sport-specific athletes. Therefore, the off-season has athletes focusing on strength and conditioning.  Therefore, it is important to include sport-specific exercises in addition to sports-generic squats and bench press.

An article published in the Strength and Conditioning Journal in 2010 praises the benefits of medicine ball training specifically for rotational power sports, such as lacrosse.

It explains that medicine balls are especially helpful because they allow a closer mimic of sports specific ranges of motion. This is important for rotational sports because the athlete must attain a maximum angular motion while still maintaining accuracy, such as while shooting or passing.

Suggested medicine ball workouts include:
For further information, read the full article

Earp, Jacob E MA, CSCS1; Kraemer, William J PhD, CSCS*D, FNSCA2 (2010). "Medicine Ball Training Implications for Rotational Power Sports." Strength and Conditioning Journal. 32, 4 (20-25). 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

2013 M|11 Summer Lacrosse Camps


Sign up for the last two M|11 Miller Lacrosse camps this summer! Elevate your technical and tactical game skills with coaching by professional and NCAA players

Boys Future Stars: Grades 3-6
Boys High School Varsity Prep: Grades 7-9
Girls Future Stars: Grades 3-6
Girls High School Varsity Prep: Grades 7-9


Monday, March 25, 2013

Greeniwch High School Mens Lacrosse in Magazine & Cardinal Lacrosse!

by Tom Peace | LaxMagazine.com

News and Notes 

Greenwich's Youth Now Experienced

A year older and a year wiser, Greenwich (Conn.) is ready to fly.
The Greenwich Cardinals had a fairly young team last year and the squad learned a lot during its 9-9 season. Head coach Scott Bulkley is optimistic as the Cardinals begin their first practices this week.
"We started a lot of sophomores and freshman. That experience will be very important for this year's team and how we prepare for each game," Bulkely said. "The offseason was spent working on the little things that make you better. I am very happy with all of the work my guys did this offseason."
Those little things included watching game tape, working out in the weight room and stick work.
The Cardinals have a deep midfield unit led by two of the strongest players in the state in Alex Moeser (Hofstra) and Kyle Foote (Loyola). Ryan Flippin, Kelly Jay, Sam Saleeby will be key contributors on midfield. Decker Curran (Michigan) and Will Gibian lead the attack unit.
The Greenwich defense should have the two qualities every coach wants -- youth and experience. Three out of the four have started since their freshman year. Starting at close defense is 6-foot-3, 208 pound Jack Harrington (Duke), followed by Jack Nail, Cole Perry, and Griffin Tiedy.
Graham Savio who many believe is one of the top-3 faceoff men in the Tri-State area.
The 2013 schedule includes the usual slate of Connecticut Class L opponents, but also Darien and Wilton from Class M. Two teams from the Empire State also highlight the schedule -- Lakeland-Panas and Chaminade.
"The only way to take your game to the next level is to go out and play the best possible competition. We respect all of our opponents but we fear no one," Bulkely said. "We are going to use the regular season to get ourselves ready for the playoffs. We have a lot of work to do and my guys are ready to do what it takes to take that next step."
To read full article click
Lacrosse Magazine & Cardinal Lacrosse!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lacrosse on National TV For March, Times, Locations, Networks


 Date Time (ET) Game Network
 Sat, Feb 23 1 p.m. Michigan at Johns Hopkins ESPN3
 1:30 p.m. Maryland at Loyola NBC Sports Network
 Tue, Feb 26 3 p.m. Stony Brook at St. John's ESPN3
 Fri, Mar 1 5 p.m. Princeton at Johns Hopkins ESPNU, WatchESPN
 Sat, Mar 2 11 a.m. Maryland at Duke ESPNU, WatchESPN
 7 p.m. Michigan vs. Army in Miami Sun Sports
 Tue, Mar 5 5 p.m. Mount St. Mary’s at Johns Hopkins ESPNU, WatchESPN
 Wed, Mar 6 5 p.m. UMBC at Maryland ESPNU, WatchESPN
 Fri, Mar 8 5 p.m. UMBC at Johns Hopkins ESPNU, WatchESPN
 Sat, Mar 9 Noon St. John’s vs. Syracuse at Chester, Pa. ESPN3
 2:30 p.m. Penn vs. Villanova at Chester, Pa. ESPN3
 5 p.m. Penn State vs. Lehigh at Chester, Pa. ESPN3
 Sun, Mar 10 TBD Stony Brook at Maryland ESPN3
 Wed, Mar 13 7:30 p.m. Duke at North Carolina ESPNU, WatchESPN
 Sat, Mar 16 1 p.m. Johns Hopkins at Syracuse ESPNU, WatchESPN
 1 p.m. Rutgers at St. John's ESPN3
 4 p.m. Loyola vs. Air Force ESPN3
 6:30 p.m. Notre Dame vs. Denver ESPN3
 Sun, Mar 17 Noon Navy vs. Holy Cross at Flushing, N.Y. ESPN3
 3 p.m. Colgate vs. Michigan at Flushing, N.Y. ESPNU, WatchESPN
 Tue, Mar 19 3 p.m. Hofstra at St. John's ESPN3
 Wed, Mar 20 6 p.m. UMass at Lehigh ESPNU, WatchESPN
 Fri, Mar 22 5 p.m. Yale at Princeton ESPNU, WatchESPN
 Sat, Mar 23 Noon North Carolina at Maryland ESPN3
 2 p.m. Colgate vs. Navy at Baltimore, Md. ESPNU, WatchESPN
 4:30 p.m. Virginia vs. Johns Hopkins at Baltimore, Md. ESPNU, WatchESPN
 Wed, Mar 27 6 p.m. Brown at North Carolina ESPNU, WatchESPN
 Sat, Mar 30 Noon Johns Hopkins at North Carolina ESPNU, WatchESPN
 2 p.m. Maryland at Virginia ESPNU, WatchESPN
 7 p.m. Duke at Harvard NBC Sports Network
 Sun, Mar 31 Noon Army at Colgate CBS Sports Network
by Lacrosse Magazine staff