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BOSSES Joe Spallina and Sarah Albrecht give their takes on the new shot clock in women’s lacrosse.
It’s been two days and Joel Tinney’s goal versus Navy still has the internet going nuts. The Washington Post, Deadspin, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, and our very own SB Nation, all did a post about the boy.
Speaking of Hopkins, the team released highlights of Tuesday game.
Citrus TV’s ‘Cuse Countdown is back with a preview of the game against Siena.
“I think on game day, that will seem pretty odd,” he said of reacquainting himself with Cavaliers players who are now his adversaries. “You try to keep that out of the back of your mind. I’m awfully glad that the game is here instead of Charlottesville, for the first time. It’s kind of funny because when I first left Virginia and went to Penn [for the 1997 season], one of the very first games was Penn going to play at Virginia. And now the same thing happens when I leave Virginia again. I obviously have a great affinity for the players on that sideline and close relationships, and I hope they are going to do well. But on that day, it will be all green and gray for me.”
“We’ve been playing that way for three years,” coach Charley Toomey said Wednesday morning. “So a lot of people are saying that Virginia’s going to play this fast-paced game that we’re pretty comfortable with. We pride ourselves on pushing some transition as well. What it really comes down to for both teams is, who’s making saves and who’s winning faceoffs? You have to make clean saves to be able to run or you’ve got to get defensive stops, pick up the ground balls and push the pace. So we’re ready for the pace. That’s something that we’ve talked about, but I think our guys see that every day.”
Delaware, with its location, strong academic reputation and lacrosse history, has long been viewed as having considerable potential, though schools from Power-Five conferences such as the ACC and Big Ten certainly have built-in advantages.
For those reasons, the upcoming head-coaching vacancy -- Bob Shillinglaw announced last week this season, his 39th as Delaware coach, will be his last – may be as popular as any that has ever become available at UD.
“This is a coveted position,” said athletic director Chrissi Rawak.
McKeown may be in his first year, but he is a veteran the program. He was a standout goalkeeper from 2003-2006, when he earned all-conference honors three times and became the first All-American in program history. McKeown also has experience on the Bearcats’ coaching staff, as he served as defensive coordinator from 2008-2011 before taking over as interim coach after the resignation of former head coach Ed Stephenson during the 2011 season.
“Anytime you have somebody who’s been a part of this program who’s taken the same steps we’ve taken every single day, you absolutely feel like he’s one of us,” said junior defenseman Sal Fama. “[His experience] has been a really big help for us.”
There was a time when Bergen Catholic senior lacrosse player Billy McKee had nothing left to give come the final period of a game.
The first few minutes alone wiped him out, and he wondered how he'd make it until the end.
These days, McKee leaves everything he has on the turf until the clock runs out, and for that he credits the Bergen Catholic lacrosse team's strength and conditioning coach, Richard Robinson.
Coach Jeff Tambroni, who led Hobart to back-to-back NCAA championships as a player in the early 90s and has been a head coach for over 16 years, hasn’t coached or played with a better shooter than Mac O’Keefe.
“And that's saying a lot because he’s only played in one game,” Tambroni said. “But we see it every day.”
The secret to the freshman’s deadly shot is the illusory nature of his mechanics.
“He has a deceptive release. He can shoot the ball from the same spot and put it in pretty much any area against a goalie,” Tambroni said. “That release point, down by his knees or down by his waist, with such unpredictability in terms of where it’s going just makes him such an unpredictable scorer.”
The quest for title No. 12 has been in the works for almost eight years, and No. 22 may have to have a breakout year to end the drought.
Expectations have been understandably high for Jordan Evans since he put on the storied jersey for Syracuse men’s lacrosse. But the No. 1 overall prospect in the freshman class of 2013 has left Orange fans wanting more after his first three seasons.
Injuries and a switch from attack to midfield led to some struggles in his freshman and sophomore years—and just a combined 11 goals and three assists. The move back to attack benefitted the Jamesville-DeWitt product last year, when he tallied 27 goals and eight assists to rank fifth in each category for the team.
That’s a solid season, but when you’re compared to the likes of Powell brothers Mike, Ryan and Casey, and Gary Gait, among others, it doesn’t measure up. When you put on the No. 22 jersey for the Orange, you’re expected to light up the scoresheet, lead the offense, win national championships, and occasionally wow fans with your mastery of the sport.
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A quick change to colder weather will be accompanied by accumulating snow from the mid-Atlantic to eastern New England into Thursday evening.
The cold and snow follow on the heels of record warmth across the Northeast on Wednesday.
The storm began as a brief period of rain in some areas. However, as temperatures plummeted, a change to heavy wet snow first occurred over the central Appalachians during Wednesday night and progressed toward the mid-Atlantic coast around dawn Thursday.
Despite the recent warmth, roads will quickly turn slushy and snow covered as the rate of snow picks up.
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