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Lacrosse the Internet: March 12, 2015

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Ikeda named B1G Defensive Player of the Week
Senior Casey Ikeda becomes the third Maryland player to win the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Week.

30 Seconds of Courage: Revolutionary Shot Clock Strategies
Last year, the NCAA rules committee peered over the edge of the shot-clock cliff and was afraid to jump.

Tuesday Roundup: UNC Avoids Bryant Upset, Georgetown on Fire and More
If you were just scanning the Tuesday afternoon games, the No. 2 North Carolina vs. Bryant matchup didn’t pass the eye test. If not for the fact that it had "ESPN3" next to it many people would have skipped over it altogether.  After all, UNC sat at No. 2 in the Cascade/Maverik Media Poll, while Bryant entered with a 1-4 record after falling to Colgate, Bucknell, Yale and Drexel so far this season.

Reaction, Highlights: No. 7 Virginia 15, Saint Joseph's 14
No. 7 Virginia escaped rainy, foggy Charlottesville with another close one, this time a 15-14 victory over Saint Joseph’s. The Hawks brought their A-game, and the back-and-forth affair had more of a late-season feel as the two teams battled every possession.

Reaction: No. 15 Villanova 8, Lehigh 3
Villanova has quietly built up a 5-1 record and climbed into the Top 20 of the Cascade/Maverik Media Poll, fighting through a tough early slate and beating three ranked teams.

Villanova Surges in Third Quarter, Puts Away Lehigh
Tuesday's Lehigh at Villanova game looked to be a shootout early on when Villanova scored twice in the game's first 2:39, then Lehigh answered just 2:25 later. From there, both defenses took over. Neither side scored for the next 22:13 and what looked to be a shootout quickly turned into a defensive battle in Villanova Stadium. Coaches Corner: Q&A with Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Mike Corrado
Villanova men's lacrosse head coach Mike Corrado sat down for a Q&A with following their fifth straight win of the season over Lehigh on Tuesday night. The Wildcats are off to their best start since the 2011 and will face 8th-ranked Maryland this Saturday at Villanova Stadium. Below, Corrado discusses the team so far this year and previews this weekend's matchup against the Maryland Terrapins.

Saturday at No. 1 Syracuse stirs excitement for Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse
en you are Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala, every game on the schedule warrants a certain level of attention and preparation, because every opponent is eager to knock off a program that has captured nine NCAA championships.

Increasing ground ball pickups a priority for Maryland men's lacrosse
In five of the past six seasons, Maryland has finished in the top 20 in Division I in ground balls per game. Making it six out of seven figures to be difficult.

Will Reynolds To Miss The Remainder Of 2015 Season Due To Injury
Will Reynolds, a preseason third-team All-America defenseman, will miss the remainder of the 2015 season due to the effects of a concussion he suffered last month.

Casey Ikeda emerging as defensive leader for Maryland men's lacrosse
Casey Ikeda had put Princeton senior attackman Mike MacDonald under wraps, ending his 30-game streak with at least one point in No. 8 Maryland's 11-4 victory over the No. 12 Tigers on Saturday. But the senior defenseman shared credit with his teammates during a post-game news conference.

CAA Power Rankings: No Happy Ever After
The CAA standings are a mess at this point: Towson is on top at 4-2, Delaware has taken the second spot at 3-4, Fairfield and Drexel are now 2-4, Hofstra is 1-4 and UMass all the way back at 0-5.

Southern Conference Power Rankings: First Ever Conference Game
Every week we will highlight and rank the various games, players and storylines from each team in the first year Southern Conference.

Ivy League Power Rankings: Next Up, League Play
This post wears boat shoes.

Vine of the Day: Deemer Class Scores on a Twister
Year of the Twister versus Year of the Backhand continues.

Stick Check: BTN analyst Mark Dixon on the latest B1G lacrosse news
Each Tuesday for the rest of the Big Ten men’s lacrosse season, I’ll be looking at the conference overall and drilling in on a few key observations.

Casey Ikeda leads Maryland men's lacrosse by example
He’s a senior captain, has been one of the leaders of the Terrapins men’s lacrosse team’s top-ranked defense and has a spot waiting for him on MLL’s Florida Launch when his college career finishes this spring.

Laxers Drop Early Season Matchup Against Virginia
The No. 9 Cornell men’s lacrosse team played a hard-fought game against No. 7 Virginia on Saturday, losing, 15-14, to end a two-game winning streak they had going against the Cavaliers. Virginia is the third nationally ranked team the Red has played this year.

PU Men’s Lax Stifled in 11-4 Loss to Maryland, Determined to Rebound in Ivy Opener at Penn
It was a classic case of an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object when the 10th-ranked Princeton University men’s lacrosse team played at No. 9 Maryland last Saturday.


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