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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/.