A special set of rules had been prepared in order that the conditions under which the game is played in Canada, the United States, Australia, and England might be assimilated, and the Olympic match saw the goal crease enlarged, with special restrictions that prevented an opponent from entering it; a white ball was used, slightly heavier than English players are accustomed to and somewhat lighter than Canadians use; the ground was hemmed in by a canvas wall ; and the time of play was divided into four quarters instead of two halves. These were innovations from an English point of view, but every endeavour had been made by the lacrosse authorities to adopt Canadian views, as some small acknowledgment to a team that had come so far.Awesome job here by Matt Kinnear at Inside Lacrosse
Lax News: Fairfield and Andy Copelan agree to a contract extension thru 2019 taking him out of play for G'Town job.— Eamon McAnaney (@EamonMcAnaney) July 26, 2012Pretty sure I'm going to get the Georgetown job out of pure necessity. Don't mess with Moirai, friends! Also: Good on you, Fairfield.
Penn State will continue to fully support its established athletic programs, which provide opportunities for over 800 student athletes.That's Dave Joyner, acting Penn State Athletic Director, assuring the world that Jeff Tambroni will have a job and stuff next season and going forward.
The recommendations, to take effect for the 2012-13 academic year, incorporate several common components including a continued emphasis on educational initiatives. For example, consistent with current protocols, preseason meetings between teams and athletic trainers, team physicians and outside speakers will emphasize learning and recognizing the signs of concussion, the importance of reporting symptoms and the potential life-changing impact of concussion. Also among the common recommendations, men’s and women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s soccer will collect prospective data regarding concussions in the coming seasons in order to produce higher quality concussion data for further study. The Ivy League office will also collect video clips from men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s lacrosse games to assess whether the video is of sufficient quality to allow for the future implementation of a postgame review and possible suspension policy, similar to the current review in football.The Ivy League is looking to protect head melons. This is a good thing.
Shay says instead of taking any moral victories from a one-goal loss at Cornell, his team instituted a symbol for the detail-oriented work to which they were recommitting themselves. "We started adding pennies to a water jug. For a little play, being diligent about a detail in practice. One-hand groundball, we take a penny away; two-handed groundball, put one in. We wanted a symbol for the seemingly insignificant things — a penny, the smallest piece of currency out there." It added up. "We probably have $150 in the water jug, it's over 50 pounds now. It’s absurd."The next time you argue that the penny should be eliminated from circulation, think about all the college lacrosse teams you could be hurting.
"I just went in and played the best I could for my team," he said. "I saw the ball really well today." One half of the Syracuse Orange goalie rotation, Matt Lerman, on his first career start in the Carrier Dome. Expect to see a lot more from Lerman in coming games. The kid can flat out play and is one of the better ball stoppers Syracuse has had in the past few years. More to come on Lerman, as we will speak with him later this week about the 2012 season and what it meant to start Sunday's 12-7 win over Albany.The Post Standard
"You can barely recognize anybody on the field," Desko said of his lineup. "You think about the team we had last year and where we were ranked and how many close games we had (seven decided by two or fewer goals). And then you see the scrimmages and how many mistakes we’ve made when teams are trying to limit our possessions. We have to play very efficiently to be successful."John Desko, officially making Central New York crap its pants. Syracuse starts its season on Sunday against Albany in the Dome. No pressure or anything.
Virginia midfielder Rhamel Bratton, who was suspended indefinitely last week, will not play in the NCAA final four. "Status unchanged," Virginia coach Dom Starsia said. "He will not be activated for the weekend's games."Patrick Stevens, The Washington Times And that's that.
To have it be at this moment, in this game, against this opponent, on this field. Couldnt have asked for anything better.Virginia head coach Dom Starsia's response when asked what it meant to get win number 327, which moved him ahead of Jack Emmer and made him the winningest coach in Division I lacrosse. Starsia, who was born just about 10 minutes from Hofstra University, got the record breaking victory on the field in which he coached his first game ever.