Lacrosse the Internet: April 26, 2013

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A new frontier for sports analytics: Tempo-free lacrosse
In recent years, sports analysis has been increasingly dominated by new statistics. The movement’s roots come from baseball, in which advanced analytics were being used long before they were popularized by "Moneyball." Quantitative tools have since become widespread at all levels of basketball, and new statistical concepts have even penetrated the notoriously conservative sport of football. With analytics so ubiquitous in major sports, fans have started applying the same concepts to other areas, including one of the newest frontiers: NCAA lacrosse.

Casey Carroll provides veteran leadership for Duke lacrosse
After four-and-a-half years of active service in the United States Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, Casey Carroll was presented with the opportunity of a lifetime—the chance to return to his alma mater as a first-year student at the Fuqua School of Business and play the sport he loves.

Men’s Lacrosse Traditions: “We Are SU” Chant
CitrusTV’s Chris Luther spends some time with Dave and Ryan MacCombie, who are the fans behind the Carrier Dome’s “We Are SU” chant during the men’s lacrosse games.

Michigan Beats Saint Joseph's
After a disappointing (non)result to the game versus the University of Detroit, which was called after repeated weather delays, the University of Michigan lacrosse team finally broke through and earned their first victory of the season, and their first win at Michigan Stadium by beating the Saint Joseph's Hawks (5-9, 1-4 CAA) 11-8 on April 20th.

Behind the Scenes: Syracuse
Year-in, year-out, the Syracuse Orange play one of the most demanding schedules in the country. Amongst a rich tradition of nonconference rivalries, the team also battles it's way through the difficult Big East slate.

Swezey: America East the Beautiful
The weekend preview includes some good news and bad news for Colgate fans. But it starts with a wild conference race in the America East.

Princeton's Schreiber Building Legacy of His Own
Of all of the great family lineages in the sport of lacrosse, few have had the success that Tom Schreiber and his father Doug (Maryland 1973) have had. But as Princeton’s Tom Schreiber closes in on his second straight All-America honor, it is safe to say he is building a legacy of his own.

The Northeast Classic: More Than a Game
My husband Ryan is the head lacrosse coach at the University of Vermont. In 2007 one of his players was diagnosed with testicular cancer and we watched the team come to grips with the reality that cancer can touch anyone at any age. That fall we started a college lacrosse tournament called the Northeast Classic – Face Off Against Cancer (formally known as the Catamount Classic) and donated the proceeds to cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Billy Ward, Dylan Donahue provide similar skill sets rotating at third attack for Syracuse men's lacrosse
Dylan Donahue and Billy Ward had trouble picking out any major differences in their games. Midfielder JoJo Marasco and head coach John Desko also failed to pinpoint any distinguishing characteristics.

Mountain Lakes defender Siddron will stay in-state at Monmouth
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound junior, who also plays football for the Lakers, is a physically imposing defender who also possesses good stick skills and a high lacrosse IQ.

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