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Syracuse sophomore midfielder Tucker Dordevic will sit out this season as a red-shirt while recovering from a foot injury. Orange coach John Desko confirmed the news on Wednesday afternoon. Dordevic missed all of fall ball with the injury and had been cleared for practice again before re-aggravating it right before the spring season began. He started all 15 games for the Orange at midfield last year, the most starts by a true freshman offensive player in over a decade. He posted 15 goals and five assists.
Here’s a great video by Hobart lacrosse.
The years of transition from dominating as a player to building an off-field career seem to be passing smoothly for Ryan Powell. He’s 40 now, a painful calendar check for all those Syracuse fans who remember him ripping up the Carrier Dome turf in what feels like just last season. He lives in Manlius and has three children, ranging in age from 2 to 8. He travels across the country running his own lacrosse business and organizing camps and clinics for Rhino Lacrosse. He works as an analyst for the ACC Network Extra’s coverage of lacrosse.
Heading into last season, expectations were high for the Binghamton men’s lacrosse team. The Bearcats were coming off a season in which they attained the most wins in program history and advanced all the way to the America East (AE) Championship for the second time ever. The 2018 season, however, was defined by just four wins, one AE victory and a sixth-place conference finish. Despite the hardships of last season and a sixth-place finish in the AE preseason poll, the Bearcats remain optimistic and are looking to improve their record this season.
“We try to focus on ourselves a lot more than we focus on our opponents,” BU head coach Kevin McKeown said. “We want to really try to execute the fundamentals of the game of lacrosse and also focus on our schematics.”
Cleveland St. had a great #GivingDay yesterday.
Vikings Nation - We are grateful for every person that support #CLE_State on #CSUGivingDay, especially our growing lacrosse family.— CSU Lacrosse (@CSUVikingsLax) February 14, 2019
Our goal was 250 donors, up from 139 in 2018.
Through your generosity - we smashed that number.
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For the first time in program history, the Yale men’s lacrosse team enters this season as both the defending national champion and the nation’s top-ranked preseason squad.
The Bulldogs (0–0, 0–0 Ivy) will kick off their 2019 title defense against Villanova (0–1, 0–0 Big East) this weekend. Yale will return to Reese Stadium with high expectations and look to continue last season’s hot run, which ended in the Elis downing perennial powerhouse Duke 13–11 in May to clinch the program’s first NCAA Division I National Championship. En route to the historic title, the Bulldogs racked up a record-breaking 17 wins and produced the winner of last season’s Tewaaraton Award — captain and attacker Ben Reeves ’18. But despite the graduation of a star-studded senior class, the Bulldogs return much of their deep squad from last year and have added talented specialists. This weekend, in their season opener, the Elis will not only look to provide an early response to preseason expectations but will also seek redemption, as they fell by one in overtime to Villanova to begin last season.
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With the final seconds of the 2017 national championship game ticking away, attacker Anthony DeMaio spilled onto the field at Gillette Stadium alongside his Maryland men’s lacrosse teammates, celebrating their win over Ohio State. “That was obviously one of the best days of my life when that happened,” DeMaio said, “and that’s just a feeling that I want to experience again.”
DeMaio played a major role in that title run, even as he served a redshirt season. His contributions came on the scout team, where he’d mimic the opposition’s top offensive player to prepare the Terps’ defense for their next game.
Loyola women’s lacrosse with a great video for all the BALLERS out there.
Towson men’s lacrosse faceoff specialist Alex Woodall dropped a few pounds and added some muscle in the offseason. He had been dominant winning battles against most of the opposition last year, but then ran into double-teams once he picked up the ball. That strategy stymied several scoring chances for the Tigers. The offseason full of hard work has brought about key changes and is paying dividends for Towson. The new-look Woodall and a potent attack led by Brendan Sunday helped Towson stun then-No. 7 Johns Hopkins, 17-8, in the regular-season opener at Johnny Unitas Field. It represented the largest margin for Towson all time against Hopkins.
The Bryant lacrosse team takes on in state rival Providence this weekend. Mike Pressler says a core group of seniors are leading by example early in the year.
Even with snow on the field, it’s time for Penn men’s lacrosse to kick into high gear. The Quakers will welcome No. 3 Maryland for the opening game of the season when the Terrapins travel to Franklin Field this Saturday. After weeks of scrimmages and training, Penn expects stiff competition from its Big Ten opponent. Maryland has won both of its games this season, thoroughly outplaying Bucknell and holding off a late Richmond comeback attempt. “Our communication skills have just improved so much since the fall, and that’s really going to help us win some big games, like against Maryland and Duke,” senior midfielder Tyler Dunn said.
A sport thought not to be very popular is now on the rise in central Arkansas, and has even drawn the attention of surrounding states. “It’s a big deal because Arkansas has seen an exponential growth of lacrosse,” says Jennifer Wilcox, director of lacrosse at Catholic High School. Lacrosse is now becoming a high school sport, catching up to sports like soccer and football. “Next year, we will officially have an Arkansas Lacrosse Association,” explains Wilcox. “We’re in with several teams in northwest Arkansas writing the contracts and getting things set in order to have our own lacrosse league in Arkansas and that will be a first.”
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Back in Philadelphia’s industrial heyday, the city dominated chocolate making, with companies turning out sweets like Wilbur Buds and iconic gifts like Whitman’s Samplers in Philadelphia facilities. Luckily, Philly’s chocolate-making legacy is still going strong, with more than a dozen excellent makers in and around the city turning out chocolate bonbons, bars, truffles, and buttercreams for when you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth with something a little fancier than a Peanut Chew. Here are some of the best chocolatiers and chocolate shops in Philadelphia.
There were two significant moments in the tattooing world last week. First, Adam Levine, of the curiously popular band Maroon 5, took his top off during the Super Bowl, revealing to the world a sprawling collection of ink. Then Justin Bieber stripped off for an US Vogue cover shoot with Hailey Baldwin, tattoos visible in every shot, his artwork more the focus than the clothes Vogue had dressed him in. Rarely do tattoos appear so prominently on the front of such a prestigious fashion magazine. Bieber’s tattoos making a rare centre-stage appearance on the cover of Vogue should earn sleeves extra kudos – but has it? Some are wondering if tattoos have finally gone mainstream, jumped the shark (one of Levine’s tattoos is actually of a shark), or even become uncool. But of course, people have been wondering this for years. Decades, even.
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