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Another unexpected Friday Night Lacrosse as three games were moved from Saturday to today due to weather. It’s April 13th by the way. I love this sport. 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 April 13th, 2018.
|Time||Home Team||Away Team||TV/Stream||Live Stats|
|Time||Home Team||Away Team||TV/Stream||Live Stats|
|7:00||High Point Panthers||VMI Keydets||Big South Network||Live Stats|
|7:00||Ohio State Buckeyes||Michigan Wolverines||Big Ten Network||Live Stats|
|7:30||Bucknell Bison||Lafayette Leopards||Patriot League Network||Live Stats|
St. John’s Prep varsity lacrosse is one of the toughest rosters to make in the state. Going from never having picked up a stick to a Johns Hopkins recruit sounds like it should be impossible.
Yet that’s exactly what Patrick Foley did.
”I was very late to lacrosse,” said Foley, now a junior defenseman for Johns Hopkins, currently ranked fourth in the country with an 8-2 mark. “I picked up a stick for the first time as a (high school) freshman. I wasn’t big into lacrosse until then. One of my friends gave me a stick and asked me to play around, and I fell in love with the game at that moment.”
Growing up in Winchester, lacrosse wasn’t on Foley’s radar. He played soccer, basketball, football and other sports growing up, but never considered lacrosse.
Once he began playing, though, it took just four years to end up on the roster of a national title contender.
”I knew kids played it and it seemed fun,” he said. “But my first experience was with St. John’s Prep.
Golfer Karin Hart used to be a BALLER!!
This week has gone just about how you would expect it to go for the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team. The squad suffered its first loss of the season last Friday at UMBC and lost its No. 1 ranking. To a man, the Great Danes said Thursday that latter part didn’t matter, but the listless way in which they lost motivated them for their week back at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.
“It was kind of like a slap in the face we needed,” UAlbany sophomore TD Ierlan said.
Was it a wakeup call for a team starting to coast a bit after a 10-0 start?
“I guess you could call it that,” UAlbany head coach Scott Marr said.
With the loss, UAlbany slipped to No. 2 in the media poll and No. 3 in the coaches poll. Those demotions, Ierlan said, didn’t bother the Great Danes as much as the way their schedule fell after their shocking loss. UAlbany doesn’t play again until next Friday when it hosts Binghamton in an America East game before heading to Yale two days later.
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Special shout out to BOSS McMinn.
From Hobart (No. 50) to Canisius (No. 100), it was a busy week for our staff, but also, a rewarding one.— RMU Lacrosse (@RMUMLacrosse) April 12, 2018
Congratulations to Coach McMinn on two great milestones, and here's to many more!#ColonialPride ⚪ #EarnItEveryDay pic.twitter.com/jWgVpKK5WX
Sam Hubbard’s recruitment to Ohio State began at a dodgeball game. In 2012, Urban Meyer stopped by Archbishop Moeller High School (Cincinnati, Ohio) to catch up with the coaching staff. He wasn’t there to meet any particular prospect, but Moeller has a long tradition as a pipeline of D1 talent, and Meyer knows the importance of maintaining such relationships.
On that trip, the Ohio State head football coach found himself in the school’s gymnasium during a PE class. The kids were playing dodgeball, and a Moeller coach pointed out Hubbard. At 6-foot-5, he was hard to miss, but Hubbard was surprisingly nimble on the court. The coach explained to Meyer that Hubbard was a stud lacrosse player, but believed he could become a great football player in due time.
Today, Hubbard is an All-Big Ten defensive end who’s projected as a potential first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. His path to the pros was anything but typical, but from the moment he laid eyes on him, Meyer knew he had talent—it was just a matter of unlocking his full football potential. With a selfless attitude and thousands of hours of hard work, Hubbard transformed himself from a lanky lacrosse player into a terrorizing defensive end.
Here’s a great video of Sam Hubbard’s lacrosse-playing days.
The graduation of three starting attackmen from the 2017 Maryland men’s lacrosse team that captured the NCAA championship was supposed to deplete this season’s offense. After all, Matt Rambo, Colin Heacock and Dylan Maltz had accounted for 47 percent of the Terps’ points and 41.8 percent of their goals last spring, and Rambo polished off his senior year with the school’s first Tewaaraton Award. Instead, Maryland is executing at the same level — if not better — in several key offensive categories. The offense ranks in the top 10 in Division I in scoring, shooting percentage and extra-man conversions, and senior midfielder Connor Kelly is a bona fide candidate for the Tewaaraton.
To Kelly and fellow senior midfielder Tim Rotanz, the unit’s success can be traced to one person: offensive coordinator J.L. Reppert. “I think each and every year, we have an unselfish group that is willing to work on its game — whether that’s our off-hand or moving off-ball — and I think it all stems from Coach Reppert,” Kelly said. “I came in with Coach Reppert my freshman year, and he was an awesome coach and helped me grow as a player so much. He’s helped us out from an offensive standpoint.”
For a team that features 14 seniors, almost all of whom are significant contributors, there isn’t too much playing time available on the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team for youngsters. But true freshmen Tommy Coyne and Ryan Gallagher have both worked their ways into the starting lineup and have both proven to be valuable additions to the No. 8 Scarlet Knights.
Coyne, an early enrollee, should still be back home in Illinois finishing up his senior year of high school at Naperville Central. Instead, he is a starting attacker on a top-10 team and ranks fourth with 20 points. He arrived to Rutgers on Jan. 7th, so didn’t participate in fall practice with the team and had less than a month with the team before the season opener on Feb. 3 against Robert Morris.
Coyne didn’t start that game against the Colonials, but would join Jules Heningburg and Kieran Mullins in the starting lineup the next game for the following 9 contests. ”I was a little nervous coming in but I think all the seniors and upperclassmen really helped me transition into the college game and it’s been great ever since,” he said.
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The New York Knicks plan to reach out to Villanova coach Jay Wright about becoming their new head coach, the New York Daily News reported Thursday. Wright, who earlier this month led the Wildcats to their second national championship in three years, is one of several candidates mentioned by the Daily News to succeed Jeff Hornacek. Hornacek was fired Wednesday night after the Knicks concluded their season with a win over Cleveland.
Wright, 56, had received heavy interest from teams after each of Villanova’s previous Final Four appearances during his tenure as head coach – Kentucky in 2009 and the Phoenix Suns in 2016 – but remained at the university. He was asked after the Wildcats’ victory over Michigan in the championship game about his current job, which he called “the best job in the country.”
A Connecticut man is accused of robbing a bank and going to Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island mansion to throw cash over a fence to impress her, according to police reports. The incident comes a year after a Pennsylvania man was accused of stalking the pop star at her Tribeca residence.
In the current case, police say Bruce Rowley, of Derby, Conn., is charged with robbing an Ansonia bank on April 4. Police say “it seemed he wanted to propose” to Swift, so he drove about 60 miles to Westerly, Rhode Island, and started throwing some of the roughly $1,600 he’s charged with stealing over Swift’s fence.
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