We have officially entered the Spring season, which is the official season of lacrosse. Because it’s a #SpringSport!
You can find today’s Big Board directly below. Clicking on the team name will take you to that team’s homepage. Clicking on the Stream cell will take you to the broadcast of that game, while the Live Stats cell will take you to the live stats of that game.
College Crosse Big Board For March 20, 2018
|3:00 PM||Dartmouth||Virginia||ACC Network Extra||Virginia|
|3:00 PM||NJIT||Fairfield||Facebook Live||Fairfield|
|7:00 PM||Bucknell||Penn||None :(||Penn|
|7:00 PM||Lehigh||Hofstra||Pride Productions||Hofstra|
|7:00 PM||Boston University||Harvard||NESN/Ivy League Network ($)||Harvard|
|7:00 PM||Brown||Holy Cross||Patriot League Network||Holy Cross|
(Ed. Note: For information/entertainment purposes only! #WeDoNotEndorseGambling)
Games To Watch
- Dartmouth @ Virginia (3 PM): I swear if Virginia plays down to Dartmouth like they did to Manhattan a few weeks ago, there might be some bad things on this site about Virginia. They should take care of the Big Green, especially since they’re at home. My question is what will the goalie situation be? Will Lars Tiffany continue starting Griffin Thompson in the first half followed by Alex Rode, or will we see one of the two netminders for the entire game (or until it gets out of reach for Dartmouth)?
- Bucknell @ Penn (4 PM): This game was supposed to be played at Episcopal Academy at 7 PM, but due to another Nor’Easter quickly approaching, this game is being played at Franklin Field. Nevertheless, this should be a great game between a team that is on the fringe of breaking into the top 20 in Bucknell and a team that is currently in the top 20 in Penn. The Quaker defense will need to shut down Will Sands in any way, especially as a feeder to other players such as Tommy Sopko and Connor O’Hara. Tyler Dunn looks to have another five-goal performance like he did Saturday against Princeton.
- Lehigh @ Hofstra (7 PM): The only ranked matchup of the day features two teams that are in the bottom half of the top 20. The Mountain Hawks are coming off a tough one-goal loss to Rutgers last Wednesday before crushing Lafayette on Saturday. A win in Hempstead would certainly help their chances of an at-large, while a loss could derail their chances. Hofstra has won their last four games, including Saturday against Providence. They’ll need a big game from Jack Concannon in goal in order to get a quality win.
Game notes and previews for each team playing today:
- Boston University (some coming)
- Holy Cross
The SoCon released their weekly honors:
- Offensive Player of the Week: Connor Robinson (High Point)
- Defensive Player of the Week: Alec Van de Bovenkamp (Furman)
Make sure you check out today’s Prospectus for the rest of the conference honors (besides the Big Ten).
The #RMU defense is t-4th in @NCAALAX w/ 9.43 caused per game & t-6th in D-I w/ an .800 success rate in ⬇ situations, thanks in large part to this #NECPrimePerformer.— RMU Lacrosse (@RMUMLacrosse) March 20, 2018
Batman returns Saturday at noon, at @necmlax rival Mt. St. Mary's.#ColonialPride ⚪ #EarnItEveryDay pic.twitter.com/uc5bobtMIV
For a longer read, check out this Ben Reeves profile by Jonathan Sigal of US Lacrosse Magazine:
Last summer, he worked in a lab at the University of Rochester’s Medical Center, studying lung development in prematurely born babies. They received lungs from babies ranging from a day old to 10 years, and would look at different stem cell types, with a keen focus on fibrotic diseases.
“It was a really awesome experience,” Reeves says. “I enjoyed the lab and all the parts that came with it.”
Reeves also is in the midst of applying to and interviewing for jobs in New York City and back home near Rochester, then plans to apply to medical school in a year or two. He’s not sure what he’d want to focus on come medical school. He once told Hill he wanted to cure cancer. Now cardiology and neurology pique his interest the most. Further, if his schedule allows, Reeves hopes to play in Major League Lacrosse.
When Reeves is back home in the winter and summers, he also makes a point of helping out with the Palmyra-Macedon program. Lefties look up to him. “As much as I love that and appreciate it, I hope he’s playing in some important games late in the season,” [Joe] Hill says.
Song of the Day
Games start at 3! I’ll see you out there!