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It’s Aggregation time! We released our Week 1 Top 20 Poll yesterday, as did USILA, Inside Lacrosse, & US Lacrosse Magazine. Below is a chart with the Week 1 Top 20 poll results from each of the national polls. Spoiler alert, Yale stays the king.
2019 Week 1 Poll Aggregation
|Rank||College Crosse||USILA||IL Media Poll||US Lacrosse Mag|
|Rank||College Crosse||USILA||IL Media Poll||US Lacrosse Mag|
|2||Loyola (2)||Loyola Maryland||Loyola||Maryland|
|3||Penn State (2)||Maryland||Maryland||Loyola|
|4||Maryland||Penn State||Penn State||Cornell|
|7||Towson||Notre Dame||Towson||Notre Dame|
|9||Notre Dame||Rutgers||Notre Dame||Towson|
|10||Ohio State (10)||Towson||Duke||Virginia|
|12||Georgetown||North Carolina||Ohio State||Ohio State|
|13||Rutgers||Ohio State||High Point||High Point|
|14||Michigan||Albany (NY)||North Carolina||Duke|
|16||High Point||High Point||Georgetown||Albany|
|17||Johns Hopkins||Georgetown||Johns Hopkins||Georgetown|
As stated above, the only thing everyone agrees on is Yale at #1. After that, you kind of have a jumbled mess, including even our poll, as both Loyola & Penn State claimed the #2 spot this week. It’ll be interesting to see next week’s polls if we have another string of upsets over the weekend. One interesting note, Syracuse dropped from the Coaches Poll for the first time since 2012.
Week 1 has come and gone. More teams opened up their seasons this past weekend, with most of the Ivy League squads beginning their campaigns this week (Cornell starts the following week). You can check in with the recaps and box scores of games that happened this past weekend and preview what’s to come this upcoming weekend in our composite schedule. And make sure you take a look at our latest Top 20 poll for Week 1. If you missed my Week 0 takeaways, talk a trip down memory lane.
So nice, we’ll say it twice. And I hope you were able to read that in Mike Emrick’s voice.
Because this week was crazy. And it started on Wednesday with High Point upsetting Duke. The Panthers had some pretty good guys in Asher Nolting and Tim Troutner Jr., the latter of which got on nearly everybody’s radar after a 19-save effort. Also give some love to Chris Young, who had four goals and an assist.
An inexperienced front line resulted in Marquette men’s lacrosse shooting 23 percent in 2018.
With redshirt senior Tanner Thomson and star senior John Wagner returning, the attack unit has sought to change that statistic.
“We’ve been putting in extra time on shooting, encouraging guys to shoot on their own,” head coach Joe Amplo said. “My hope is that if you walk past the Marquette Gym on any given evening, there’s lacrosse balls bouncing out of the goal that have just went in.”
It is a sport that is gaining speed across the country and it is finally charging into schools in Pinellas County. The district sanctioned four high school lacrosse teams this year but, if you do not go to one of those high schools, you cannot play on the team. How can you participate in the sport? News Channel 8 Sports’ Gabrielle Shirley found the answer sprawled across a field and written on the faces of a club team at Osceola Fundamental High School.
You can see it in the eyes of these players. It is a rare intensity sparked by a switch in the system. “We were all bummed out about it,” says a sophomore lacrosse player, Tyler Secor. “I didn’t know if I was going to be able to play.”
A neighbor introduced Tyler to lacrosse about eight years ago. “It is a mixture of pretty much all sports,” he tells us. “It is fun to hit people. I am a lot bigger than the majority of kids out here.”
Whatever it takes to get onto the field.
That’s been the guiding mentality for freshmen Tanner Hay and Corey Yunker ahead of Saturday’s season-opening game for the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team.
So far, it has served them well.
“Absolutely,” UAlbany head coach Scott Marr said after last Friday’s scrimmage against Siena in response to a question asking if the pair of rookie Great Danes had put themselves in position to play right away.
“Both of them,” Marr added, “just have really high IQs for the game.”
Here are some highlights from Hofstra’s 4-3 win over Lehigh.
If you didn't see the #Hofstra game at #13 Lehigh Saturday, you missed a thriller! So here are the Pride goals, including the three in the fourth quarter, that gave Hofstra a 4-3 come-from-behind victory. #RoarWithPride pic.twitter.com/MuBShiMSMm— Hofstra Lacrosse (@HofstraMLAX) February 11, 2019
The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team got its second win of the 2019 season against St. John’s in Jamaica, New York, taking down the Red Storm (0-1) in a 19-15 shootout that was defined by scoring streaks on both sides.
“I give our guys a lot of credit, being able to come back on the road,” said head coach Brian Brecht. “We have a lot of new guys, and St. John’s has most of their guys returning from last year.”
Junior attack Kieran Mullins was the leading man on offense for the Scarlet Knights (2-0), finishing the game with 6 goals and three assists on 11 shots.
Rutgers went to true freshman goalkeeper Ben Pounds in net once again, as fifth-year senior goalkeeper Max Edelmann remained sidelined with an injury. His status remains day-to-day, and it’s unknown if he will play against Army on Saturday.
I love this video from Jacksonville.
The No. 5 Pioneers downed Air Force by a score of 11-4 on opening weekend at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Freshman midfielder Ellis Geis (Tustin, Calif.) netted his first career collegiate hat trick in under three quarters for the Pioneers. Also tallying points for the Pioneers was senior attackman Colin Rutan (Walnut Creek, Calif.) and sophomore midfielder Jack Hannah (Milford, Ohio) with four points apiece.
The Pioneers got off to a hot start with a 5-0 run in the first quarter with two goals from Geis, one from Rutan and junior Ethan Walker (Peterborough, Ontario) with his first goal of the season. Freshman midfielder Alex Simmons(Smithville, Ontario) scored a beautiful stinger to the upper ninety that tallied his first career goal as a Pioneer, a wonderful way to begin his college career.
WPTV 5in West Palm Beach with a segment on the Palm Beach Atlantic men’s lacrosse team,
What’s Up, PhilaJersey?
Amid an NBA probe into possible tampering, Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand tells ESPN that his star guard Ben Simmons has no intention of working out with Lakers president Magic Johnson and simply wanted the Sixers to help him facilitate “chatting with some of the game’s all-time greats.” “No issue,” Brand told ESPN on Monday. “I have a great relationship with Ben and [his agent] Rich [Paul] and we expect him to be a Sixer for a long time. He has taken interest in chatting with some of the game’s all-time greats and we’re supportive.
Can robots be creative? British gallery owner Aidan Meller hopes to go some way towards answering that question with Ai-Da, who her makers say will be able to draw people from sight with a pencil in her bionic hand.
Meller is overseeing the final stages of her construction by engineers at Cornwall-based Engineered Arts. He calls Ai-Da - named after British mathematician and computer pioneer Ada Lovelace - the world’s first “AI ultra-realistic robot artist”, and his ambition is for her to perform like her human equivalents.
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